Sacramento, CA-The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (Council) awarded more than $250,000 in program development grants to four community-based organizations.
The Council annually awards program development grants and this year the four key areas for Cycle 45 were Education, Employment, Health and Safety, and Housing. With these unique funds, the grant recipients have a necessary resource to help encourage the development of new and innovative programs and services in their respective communities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
The 2022 winners of the Cycle 45 grants and their project areas are:
- $28,125 for Health & Safety – Adaptive Parent Project of San Diego
- $50,000 for Housing – The Kelsey of Los Angeles
- $78,298 for Education – Acorns to Oak Trees, The Pala Tribe of Pala
- $100,000 for Employment – Jazz Hands for Autism of Culver City
“These grants help make new programs possible,” said Wesley Witherspoon, Chair of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. “The Council hopes that the unique dollars will help create out-of-the-box projects for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
Cycle 45 Program Development Grant funding is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $260,000 with 100% funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, ACL/HHS or the U.S. Government.
You can view the details of the winning projects HERE
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