The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is pleased to announce its 2016 Mini-Grant Program for teachers and families is now open! This year’s Mini-Grant Program is funded by the generous donations received from the Peake BMW Drive for a Cause fundraiser. Our Mini-Grant Program has been a huge success with many families and teachers from across the Greater New Orleans area receiving grants to help students with autism in their classrooms and children and adults with autism in their community. And because of the Peake BMW Drive for a Cause we know it will be an even greater success!
Qualified families living in and teachers working in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany Parishes may submit only one grant application proposal per year. Awards may not exceed $300.00 and may be awarded less than the requested amount.
Application Deadline. Grant applications will be accepted October 1 – 31, 2016. Applications should be received or postmarked no later than October 31, 2016. Grant award recipients will be notified before Thanksgiving (November 24, 2016.)
Instructions. Please read and follow the instruction carefully. Incomplete submissions will not be considered eligible. Download and complete the Grant Application. Sign, date, and mail your completed Grant Application to ASGNO on or before October 31, 2016.
- Teachers are required to obtain their principal’s signature on the application and submit a copy of their teaching certificate with their application.
- Parents are required to submit an IEP page that includes both the name and the exceptionality of Autism or an assessment for Autism for the child for whom they are requesting funding.
- If you are requesting funding for assistive technology like a computer or iPad, you must attach a letter from your doctor or licensed therapist indicating how the device is expected to have a therapeutic benefit.
- All required documents (i.e., teaching certificate, IEP/Assessment of Autism, and Doctor/Therapist letter) must be submitted with the completed and signed Mini Grant application and postmarked no later than October 31, 2016.
Mail Grant applications to:
P.O. Box 26057
New Orleans, LA 70186
Post Award Instructions. Grant award recipients are to mail original receipts for all items purchased with the grant funds within 90 days of receipt of funds. If we do not receive your receipt, you will not be considered for future mini-grant awards. If you have been a mini-grant recipient in the past but did not submit the required receipts, you will not be eligible.