The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, with generous funding support from an international funding partner, announces an opportunity for Network U.S. and Israeli member agencies to apply for funding for the development and implementation of programs/services to support persons with disabilities to increase their acquisition of vocational skills and/or to enhance emotional well-being with the goal of fostering self-determination, inclusion and increased capacities for self-sufficiency. Target populations may include but are not limited to individuals who are living with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities and/or mental illness.
The funding is available as a one year, one-third challenge grant to support the development of new or expanded programs/services for the target populations. Successful agencies will be required to detail plans for the sustainability of the proposed program/service and specifically to provide detail as to how the program/service will continue when the grant funding ends. Agencies must raise two-thirds of the funding needed for the project to be eligible to receive the remaining one-third match. Grant requests may range from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $50,000.
Please note: Overhead expenses including space and supplies that are reusable would not count as matching funds. A percentage of salaries of staff from other departments that service the program could count as matching funds, but the total amount of administrative costs related to any specific project should not exceed 5% of the project budget.
Agencies interested in applying should complete the application by midnight on October 5, 2018. Please save your responses in this word document and copy and paste into the online form. You will receive a confirmation of your submission within one business day. Grants will be announced by the end of December 2018.
Please contact Reuben Rotman, CEO at the Network with any questions.