We are looking for your input regarding nearly $1 million in grants from the Becker Family Trust. Last April, in conjunction with the Becker Center for Advocacy, trustees announced Innovation/Direct Impact grants to be distributed over two to three years. Our site here focuses on the Center’s advocacy and the trustees’ grants program.
The timeline has been changed for the grants program for two reasons. First, we want to avoid confusion with The Arc Tank, which will take place in November (proposals are due by September 29th). Second, the trustees also decided to release up to $1 million in potential grants in this fiscal year instead of over several years. This requires more thought and planning.
We felt participation from our constituency would be helpful. Today we have released a two-question survey here on priorities for the Innovation/Direct Impact grants. The survey closes on September 18th. We expect grant guidelines will be released on November 1, if not earlier, with applications due in December.
For updates on the Becker Grants program, please stay tuned to Notes from The Arc and our website.
We are thankful to the Becker family for this opportunity to advance supports in our Commonwealth.