The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans’ 2016 Mini-Grant Program for teachers and families is now closed. This year’s Mini-Grant Program was funded by the generous donations received from the Peake BMW Drive for a Cause fundraiser. And through Peake BMW Drive for A Cause generous donations, we were able to award 60 Mini-Grants totaling $13,006.11. So we had yet another huge successful Mini Grant program 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.
Next year’s Mini Grant Program will open October 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017. 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. The Mini Grant program for 2016 is now closed. Applications for 2017 will be accepted October 1 – 31, 2017. In order for applications to be considered, they must be postmarked or received within this application period. Applications received before October 1st or postmarked after October 31st will not be considered. Recipients are notified before Thanksgiving.
Instructions. Please read and follow the instruction carefully. Incomplete submissions will not be considered eligible.
- 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, 2017.
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.