Jul 25 2013

Make the Deadline: Apply for a SPARKS Grant Today

Posted by BPDD at 10:18 AM
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Grassroots community organizing applications due Aug. 2

Do you have a creative idea for improving the lives of people with disabilities in your area? Apply for a SPARKS Grant by Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 to help enhance your community!

SPARKS Grants work to develop local groups that will address 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 their 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 Oct. 1, 2013 and should be completed by Sept. 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, Aug. 2, 2013.

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

Submit your application for this unique opportunity to create change!

 

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