Employment First Partner Grants: Does your program, school or organization want to increase employment for people with disabilities? Applications for Employment First Partner grants are open until August 16th! Spread the word to others in your community about the importance of employment for people with disabilities. Activities our grants support include presenting to service clubs and business groups, organizing community conversations, holding legislative events and town hall meetings, and educating people with disabilities and their families about having community jobs. Learn more and download the application at https://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/employment-first/

SPARKS Grants: Do you have an idea to make your community a better place for people with disabilities? Our SPARKs grant applications will be open until September 11th! Organize your grassroots group and apply for funding to help make it happen! Individuals with developmental disabilities and family members may apply. We are looking for projects with a focus on voting (for the 2020 election), COVID-19, create transportation ideas, and project ideas from under-served communities. For more information on SPARKs grants: https://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/sparks-grants/

Partners in Policymaking: This workshop will train you how to advocate for policies and initiatives that support full participation and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. If you have always wanted to do Partners, but transportation has been a barrier, this may be your year since the sessions will be held virtually! Apply by August 31st but don’t wait until then as there are limited spots available! For more information on the program and to find the application follow this link: https://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/partners-in-policymaking/