The Bureau of Autism Services of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grants to support children and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and families that include an individual with ASD. Learn more…
A focus of this project is to reach out and serve individuals and families that are not able to access existing support systems for various reasons (for example: eligibility criteria, age, waiting lists). The term “family” may include an immediate family member or other relative, a person providing foster care or a legal guardian or custodian, but does not include a person or entity who acts in a paid employment capacity. These grants are funding opportunities that will only be offered once and are time limited. The full application packet including the application, instructions to apply, and frequently asked questions is available to download and print off of our website.
In order to be eligible, applicants must:
- Be a Pennsylvania resident.
- Have a family member with autism (of any age) or be an individual with autism.*
- Not be currently receiving any family support services (including Base Funding) for the past 12 months.
* Family members can submit an application on behalf of their family member with autism but cannot apply on behalf of themselves or for family members that do not have autism; the only exception is for respite.
How do I Apply?
The full application packet including the application, instructions to apply, and frequently asked questions is available to download and print by clicking here: 2014 BAS Mini-Grant Application Packet Mail your completed application and supporting materials, which may include brochures, printouts from the Internet, statements on sponsoring organization letterhead, or statements of cost to the address on the application packet.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2014. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31. Applications which are faxed or e-mailed will not be accepted. BAS cannot be responsible for applications returned for insufficient postage, delayed or lost in transit to our office. Incomplete and illegible applications will not be considered for funding. Please be sure that your application is signed and complete with all necessary documentation attached. BAS cannot be responsible for applications completed or submitted by a third party such as a case manager, BSC, etc.
- Applications are due (postmarked by): March 31, 2014
- Notification of awards sent by mail on a rolling basis beginning on or about: May 1, 2014 (on or about and continuing until June 30, 2014)
- Activities must occur between these dates: March 1, 2014 and August 15, 2014
- Dates during which Reimbursement Activities must occur: March 1, 2014 through August 15, 2014
What if I have questions?
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ, included in the Mini-Grant application packet. If your question is not answered on the webcast or in the FAQ, e-mail DPW-AutismOffice@pa.gov or call the Mini-Grant Help Line, 1-717-425-5689.
If you do not have Internet access or printing capabilities, requests to mail paper applications can be made after Feb. 3, 2014 by calling the Mini-Grant Help Line at 1-717-425-5689 or by email: DPW-AutismOffice@pa.gov. Please include and spell your name, complete mailing address and a phone number with area code.