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Grants to Connecticut Organizations and Individuals to
Benefit People with Down Syndrome and Their Families

GrantWatch ID#: 175458
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress (CDSC)


Grants of $500 to Connecticut organizations or individuals for projects that will enhance the lives of citizens with Down syndrome. Funding will be awarded to creative projects that seek to develop better opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. This should be accomplished by promoting positive public awareness of Down syndrome, or providing support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

The CDSC is especially supportive of the following types of projects:

- Educate parents about their rights and responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the specific procedures to defend those rights through due process.

- Improve parent communications or public relations between school and community

- Facilitate community-based adult living through direct supports, transportation services or other means

- Provide education and training to parents in effective educational methods or therapies

- Create or enable employment in the community

- Enable participation in community or school social or recreation activities

- Other innovative projects consistent with the Vision of the CDSC


Individuals or organizations may apply.

A CDSC member must sponsor the project by submitting a written statement on the importance and need for the project, as well as being responsible for the completion of the project.

An effort must be made to publicize the grant in a local newspaper with a copy of the article sent to the CDSC.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Return application to:

CDSC - Minigrant Committee
200 Research Pkwy.
Meriden, CT 06450

Or email to

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USA: Connecticut

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