Five Grants for National Disability Independence Day

July 26 is National Disability Independence Day, recognized by the federal government to celebrate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on this day in 1990.

We at GrantWatch recognize the day by offering this list of five grants to benefit those with disabilities:

1) Grants to nonprofit organizations, institutions, government agencies and investigators affiliated with an IHE, medical school or research facility for autism research using rats. Funding is intended to bring together a consortium of investigators who will share information and advance autism research. Deadline: 9/7/21

2) Grants of up to $50,000 to U.S. nonprofit organizations to advance racial equity and health equity for BIPOC individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Funding is intended to promote culturally competent care. Grant funds may be requested to support research, the development of educational resources for medical providers, and for the implementation of projects supporting community-based PCPs in providing care to BIPOC adults with I/DD. Deadline: 8/31/21

3) Grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Alberta for projects and programs to benefit communities where the funding source has a presence. Funding is intended for projects in the focus areas of education, hunger prevention, health and wellness, and disaster relief. A project or program does not necessarily need to benefit the community at large, but it should be make a difference an underserved sector of the population or serve a critical need. Deadline: 9/1/21

4) Grant to a graduate student or psychologist for a public outreach project. Eligible applicants are researchers who are affiliated with a nonprofit institution. Research projects should address the difficulties experienced by adults living with visible physical disabilities. Preference will be given to proposals that contain a plan to disseminate findings to the public, especially through media organizations such as the Entertainment Industry Foundation or the Entertainment Industry Council. Deadline: 10/1/21

5) Grants of up to $75,000 to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit youth and veterans with disabilities. Projects should help individuals with disabilities acquire skills needed for successful career development, especially for work in the areas of arts and design, technology, engineering, science and mathematics. The foundation will also consider projects that create tools to break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people and veterans with disabilities entering the workforce. Deadline: 11/1/21

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