The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is seeking applications for their SPARKS Grants. The purpose of SPARKS Grants is to organize local grassroots groups to make changes in their communities that make the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) better, including individuals with diverse identities and/or individuals that are under-served.
Grassroots community organizing means groups that are led by individuals with disabilities together with their allies, who are working on issues that are important to them. The two priority areas for this year’s grants are transportation and voting.
This year’s Sparks grants will be for $5,000 up from the usual $500 – $3,000 so if you’ve been looking for a way to make a change in your community for people with disabilities this is the perfect time to get it started! Applications are due August 30th.
For more info or to apply check out our website here: https://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/sparks-grants/