- $111,910 available to non-profits serving Arlington residents with disabilities
- Focus on helping clients increase independence and community integration
- Average grant is approximately $20,000
- Deadline is Oct. 30
Arlington County is once again accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Regional Grants to Disability Groups. The grant applications are open to non-profit groups in the region who are providing services to Arlington residents with physical and sensory disabilities. For Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 and 2018, a total of $111,910 is available. Average grants are approximately $20,000, but vary depending on the project.
Successful projects increase or maintain independence and community integration through empowerment focused services. Past successful projects have included:
- Northern Virginia Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing — providing information, referral, and technology services for residents with hearing loss.
- Brain Injury Services of Northern Virginia — providing case management, life skills training, and employment assistance for persons with brain injuries.
- Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind — providing services including independent living skills, mobility training, and assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision.
Grant proposals are due no later than Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. The applications are reviewed by the Arlington County Disability Advisory Commission, whose members are appointed by the Arlington County Board. The Commission will make funding recommendations to the Arlington County Board in early 2016.