Jun 18 2013

Ignite Your Passion: Apply for a SPARKS Grant

Posted by BPDD at 4:35 PM
- Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Grants Available for Grassroots Community Organizing; Apply by Aug. 2

If you are passionate about making a change that will improve the lives of people with disabilities in your community, apply for a SPARKS Grant!

The purpose of SPARKS Grants is to develop local grassroots groups that will work on identified changes in their communities through grassroots community organizing. Grassroots community organizing means groups collaborating for positive community change for individuals with disabilities on issues that are important to them. The innovative methods SPARKS Grants ignite are intended to lead to systems change that improves the lives of people with disabilities. SPARKS Grants are available to people with disabilities and family members in Wisconsin.

Priorities for 2013 SPARKS Grants include, but are not limited to, projects that focus on: Get Out The Vote (GOTV), state legislative issues, and local advocacy activities. Individual grants range from $500 to $3,000. Projects will begin no later than October 1, 2013 and should be completed by September 30, 2014.

To apply for a SPARKS Grant, complete and submit the SPARKS Grants Application and Budget Worksheet. The deadline to apply is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013.

SPARKS Grants are funded by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. More information about SPARKS Grants is available.

Please forward this message to parties who might be interested in applying for a SPARKS Grant.



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