The Community Living Network’s Mini-grant program is a neighborhood based program which builds on the engagement of residents being the key to creating healthier, safer and stronger neighborhoods and communities.
Parents, Self-Advocates, or persons with a passion for disability issues can come together in groups of three or more to apply for a mini-grant of up to $500.00 for neighborhood residents to work together on community improvement projects. Some of these projects can include activities such as Music or Movie Night, or a community garden.
Please submit to Patti Brady:
Applicants will be reviewed by:
Here is the criteria that will be used to select applications for funding.
- Consultant for Asset-based community development (ABCD)
- Project Advisory Committee
- Texas Council of Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) grant specialist
- Will other neighborhood/community residents be involved in the implementation of the project?
- Will other neighborhood/community residents benefit from the project?
- Will persons with disabilities and their families be involved?
Benefit to the Neighborhood/Community
- Will the project benefit the neighborhood/community as a whole?
- Does the project address an important neighborhood/community issue?
- Does the project address an important issue for individuals with disabilities and their families?
- Is the project stated in clear terms?
- Does the applicant appear to have a clear understanding of what it will take to successfully implement the project?
- Is the requested funding and list of purchases realistic for the project?
- Does the proposed timeline appear doable to complete the project?