Grants for Families provide financial assistance, support, guidance, recreational activities and educational trainings to families and friends of children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
C.I.D.E.R., Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, human service organization. C.I.D.E.R.’s mission is to develop and foster resources that enable the people of Grand Isle County (Vermont) to live in their community with dignity.
Funding is provided to eligible families of individuals with developmental disabilities to enhance their ability to live together. These income-based funds, determined by a sliding scale, are used at the discretion of the family.
Joey's Fund Family Grant Program accepts grant applications from families in New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine) that are in need of financial assistance for their family member(s) with autism. Families can apply for up to $3,000 through the program. Each year the Joey's Fund application is available on their website in early February and is due by early March. Grant recipients will be notified in early to mid-April.
Each year VTDDC awards Small Grants, through the Executive Committee Fund, from $500 to $1000 to individuals, family members, and organizations. These Small Grants are available year-round to help people with developmental disabilties and family members attend trainings, conferences and other disability related events and to award small grants to individuals and organizations for events and innovative projects.
Support Group Fund-This fund is designed to assist parents with the start-up costs of launching a support group in a specific geographic area or by diagnosis. Funding is available for advertising, speakers, refreshments, space rental, etc. The Support Group Fund is made possible by a grant from the Vermont Department of Health/Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN).For an application packet, contact Betty Morse at 800-800-4005, ext. 201.
Respite Grant- A limited number of grants are available to caregivers who are raising children with special needs. The grants are not intended for therapies, car repairs, heating bills, etc. Rather, the funding is specifically for the caregiver, who may be experiencing stress, to take a break, to renew and refresh, and to take care of themselves and their family.