National Grant Resources

ACT Today

Act Today awards grants of up to $5,000 with priority given to families with household incomes less than $100,000. Funding may be used for ABA, speech therapy, OT, meds and home safety devices. Check the ACT Today website for quarterly grant deadlines.

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ACT Today for Military Families

ACT Today! SOS is a program dedicated to supporting the immediate and imperative needs of those impacted with autism. Families with immediate needs receive support based upon the program funds available.

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Anchor of Hope Foundation

The maximum grant for special needs children for various uses is $250 per child. Click on “Scholarships,” and then “Online Application” to reach the Anchor of Hope scholarship application and instructions.

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Autism Cares

The Autism Cares webpage contains a direct link to the registration process for a Financial Support Award. These awards are granted on a monthly basis to families who have experienced a qualifying event, such as the loss of employment. The maximum award per family is $1,000.

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Autism Now State Support Grants and Cash Subsidies

The Autism Now webpage provides links to specific state family support grants or cash subsidies. Each resource has different qualifying amounts and eligibility criteria.

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Autism Support Network

The Autism Support Network webpage provides listings as well as direct links to dozens of financial resources and other online support.

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Benefits.gov

This site provides access to a “Benefit Finder,” which offers multiple search methods to quickly find state and federal benefits.

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Doug Flutie Jr Foundation

The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation grant program offers grants up to $20,000, based on a geographic focus that includes New England, New York, New Jersey and Southern California.

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The Ezra B. Smith Foundation for Autism Therapy and Education

The foundation provides financial assistance for ABA therapy and education for children with Autism.

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Hannah and Friends

This program provides quality of life grants up to $1000 for families that care for children with special needs in the states of Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Rhode Island and New York. in the state of Utah.

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Family First Program: National Autism Association

The Helping Hand Program can provide a one-time grant of up to $1,000 to help pay for treatment for a child with autism under the age of 21.

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Heal Autism Now

Grants of up to $2000 are available to organizations working to improve the lives of families with autism in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area. Not for individual needs.

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Maggie Welby Foundation

Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 are awarded to children and families in need for a variety of purposes.

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Modest Needs Foundation

This link takes you to the required registration page to learn about several Modest Needs grant opportunities and eligibility requirements.

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Small Steps in Speech

These funds may be used for speech therapy and/or assistive device software applications.

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Spectrum of Hope Foundation

The Advocacy Grant funds are available to California residents for various uses, including ABA and speech therapy.

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Talk About Curing Autism: Family Scholarship Program

Dozens of grant and scholarship opportunities are available for families to help with the cost of ABA therapy.

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Tucson Alliance for Autism

This group provides funds to be used to help cover the cost of an evaluation for those living in Arizona. Families are required to pay at least 25% of the cost of services.

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United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

Can be used with any insurance plan not just UnitedHealthCare

The foundation provides access to medical-related services that enhance a child’s life and which are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan.

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Florida-Based Scholarship Information:

John Mckay Scholarship:

fldoe.org

The Gardiner Scholarship Information:

fldoe.org