The Autism Speaks Local Grants application is now open. Through the Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grant programs, local organizations may apply for funding of up to $5,000. The Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants programs focus on three objectives:
- “to promote local services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism
- “to expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community
- “to increase the field of service providers across the country” (Autism Speaks)
The program notes that careful consideration will be given to those who specially provide services to underserved communities, as well as those who provide opportunities for individuals of varying functioning levels.