New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability (GCD)
05/29/20 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $15,000 to New Mexico nonprofits, schools, tribal organizations, and religious organizations to improve the quality and quantity of services provided to individuals with disabilities. Focus areas include social integration, technology training, artistic business support, and accessible technology. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life of New Mexicans with disabilities.
Applications may be submitted to address one of four categories:
Technology Training Provide basic technology training using smartphones and computers for individuals with disabilities in rural areas and/or on tribal lands. This should include the use of basic smartphone features and the use of the computer for searching the internet, writing documents, accessing email, and paying bills.
Accessible Technology Updating, upgrading, and/or adding software in order to make technology accessible for individual consumers with disabilities. Priority will be given to rural areas or tribal lands of the state. These updates/upgrades may include adding all or a combination of the following: screen reader software to computers used by the public, reading pens for print materials, tablets with accessible software/apps used for services or communication, software to add captions or provide transcripts for videos, speech recognition software to fill out digital forms for the hearing impaired or paying IT developers to make your website accessible.
Artistic Business Support Guidance and support for individuals with disabilities to use creative artistic talents to provide income. Preference will be given to programs in rural areas and/or on tribal lands. Must include the development of entrepreneurial business plans to allow consumers to earn income. This may include projects in visual and performing arts such as jewelry, beadwork, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, music, and writing poetry.
Social Integration Expanded or enhanced social community events to include individuals with disabilities through digital platforms focused on integration. This shall include groups consisting of individuals with and without disabilities. Digital platforms may include YouTube, Facebook Live, Skype, or Zoom events that involve participation as a group.
For eligible expenses, see pp. 7-8 of the Application Packet in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 181228
The maximum QOL grant per recipient shall be no greater than $15,000. Applications with lesser amounts are encouraged. GCD will negotiate the final award amount.
Grant Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. All projects must be completed by June 1, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
By fax materials must be sent to:
Guy Surdi, Quality of Life Grant Program Coordinator: (505) 827–6328
By E-mail materials must be sent to: Guy.Surdi@state.nm.us. Place "Quality of Life Grant Application" in the subject line.
Guy Surdi, Program Coordinator
Governor’s Commission on Disability
491 Old Santa Fe Trail,
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
USA: New Mexico
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