Innovation Grants
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  • Special Olympics is pleased to announce the 2019 Inclusive Health Innovation Grants opportunity. These small grants, up to $25,000 per grant for a period of performance of up to 12 months, are made possible by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1, and reflect our commitment to improving access to mainstream health services in the U.S. for people with intellectual disabilities.

    The deadline to submit applications was November 16, 2018. If you would like to submit an application, extensions will be considered until November 30, 2018. Please email to request an extension.

    These Inclusive Health Innovation Grants are intended to help organizations make meaningful inclusive health strides over the next year. These grants will 1) allow eligible organizations to expand on existing or develop new meaningful inclusion efforts to include people with ID in existing health programs and services 2) identify and document success stories and best practices, and 3) develop models, case studies, and other inclusive health resources that can be shared with others via the Center for Inclusive Health as we continue to welcome new organizations and partners to the Inclusive Health Movement.

    Please see the 2019 Innovation Grants Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the grants and applying.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. -based organizations eligible to receive federal funding to apply for this grant opportunity. This opportunity is intended for mainstream organizations that have national-level influence. Contact if you have questions about your eligibility before beginning your application.

    1Special Olympics Health is supported by cooperative agreement # NU27DD001156 from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are the responsibility of Special Olympics and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC. Alternative formats are available on request.

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