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Grant Opportunity – Autism Welcome Here : Library Programs, Services and More Grant

Any type of library can apply, and the proposal can fund projects and services for any age group. Applicants may propose to initiate a new, creative program or service, bring an already-existing, successful program or service to their library for the first time, or enhance a program or service they already offer. All programs or services proposed must benefit people with autism or their families, directly or indirectly. Funds may be used to hire a trainer to present a workshop, to buy program materials, to pay for staff, etc. A total of $5,000 will be awarded.

Applications will be judged on the basis of:

  • The project is clearly described and well thought out.
  • There is institutional support for the program or service.
  • People with autism, family members or other community stakeholders are involved in the development and/or implementation of the project.
  • The program is one that would be replicable in other communities.
  • The program or service is based on an understanding of the needs of people with autism   and/or best practices in working with this population.
  • The service or program will be sustainable after the end of the grant period.

The application deadline is December 1, 2015. For more information and to apply online, see www.librariesandautism.org/grant.

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