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“Rapp Encourages Local Families Dealing with Autism to Apply for State Mini Grant Assistance”

I found this article on Rep. Kathy Rapp’s website, and thought it is something that could be beneficial to folks with Autism and their families.

Rapp Encourages Local Families Dealing with Autism to Apply for State Mini Grant Assistance

State Representative Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) announced the availability of mini-grants from the Bureau of Autism Services within the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and is encouraging eligible residents to apply.
The maximum mini-grant is $500, and can be used for the following services, between now and Aug. 31, 2008:
  • Respite or child care, including private babysitting.
  • Summer camp programs.
  • Autism or advocacy related conferences, workshops or training opportunities.
  • Recreational or community programs.
  • Modifications or adaptations for home and community safety.
In order to be eligible, applicants must reside in Pennsylvania, be either an adult with ASD or have a family member with ASD, and may not have received other family support services for the past 12 months.
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 18, and faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Those individuals applying for ineligible services will have their applications disqualified.
Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and awardees will be notified by mail in mid-May. According to the DPW, applicants who did not receive grants in 2007 will be given priority. For additional information on the mini-grant program or for an application, visit Rapp’s Web site at www.RepRapp.com .Rep. Kathy Rapp
65th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 723-5203
(717) 787-1367
Contact: Ty McCauslin
House Republican Public Relations
(717) 772-9979
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2008

4 Responses

  1. Rose, I really appreciate your comment, it not only gave me a boost of encouragement, but has given me ideas for possible future posts. I know many people say that there is no money, but I’m a firm believer that if you ask the right person the right question you with find the answer you need and I belive this applies to hunting for grants as well. The money is often out there, it’s just a matter of tracking it down and finding out who to request it from. Your comment and others like it are why I maintain this blog … I dig so others might not have to.

  2. I do a lot of grant research for clients and I’m glad that there are others out there like you that are also posting about the grant opportunities that are out there and available for others – even while there are those that say that there are NO grant programs out there!

  3. Jason, I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog, comments like that make it worthwhile to continue what I’m doing here. One of my first posts was about a CCBH meeting I attended, it was that meeting that inspired me to start this blog. I have to admit that recently I was a little scarce on adding new posts, but I think I’ve regained my momentum. had some form of writer’s block for a little bit, but I think I’m back on track now 🙂

    Thanks again for your comment, it means a lot to me to hear that there are folks out there who enjoy the blog 🙂

  4. A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks.

    Jason Whitmen

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