Family Grant Program
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Fall 2013 Family Grants
Family Grants are made available to the membership of The Up Side of Downs to provide financial assistance which directly improves the life of the individual with Down syndrome. The funding for Family Grants comes from donations and fund raisers. Grants are awarded based on the availability of funds, which varies based on the amount of donations and participation in fund raisers in a given year.
Grants are NOT based on the financial status of the family, and will be awarded once per calendar year per individual with Down syndrome. Receipt of a grant in one year, does not guarantee receipt of a grant the following year. Must be a resident of Ashland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas or Wayne counties. Priority is given to active members of USOD and volunteer hours are encouraged.
Financial assistance is awarded for either Non-Medical recreational activities such as dance classes, athletic activities or summer camps up to $300 OR Direct-Medical expenses up to $600. All grants are awarded in the form of a check payable only to the service provider (e.g. summer camp, speech therapist, medical supply store, etc.).
To apply for a Family Grant, apply online or print the Family Grant Application and mail to USOD. Feel free to include an explanation of any unusual/special circumstances regarding your need that may not be evident by simply completing the application form. Once your application is received, the Grant Committee will review it and determine if the applicant is eligible. Final decisions will be made after the deadline of October 15, 2013.
Complete ONLINE (Adobe Reader required, dowload free here) or print the Family Grant Application and mail to:
The Up Side of Downs
4807 Rockside Road, Suite 200
Independence, OH 44131
Attn: Grants Committee
Applications must be received by October 15, 2013 to be considered.