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New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability: Quality of Life Grant Program

Deadline: June 19, 2015

The mission of the Governor’s Commission on Disability (GCD) is to “improve the quality of life of all New Mexicans with disabilities. GCD works to address: economic self-sufficiency; social integration; political resolve; physical and program accessibility; and full rights of participation in the benefits of all individuals with disabilities.”

As part of its mission, GCD continues the Quality of Life Grants Program (QOL). QOL provides small grants to improve or enhance programs and services that increase the quality of life of all New Mexicans with disabilities. Applications can be submitted in one of four categories:

  • Physical accessibility projects (excluding residential modifications)
  • Adaptive sports and recreation
  • Public awareness/education – related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and disability issues
  • Independent living – Projects related to transportation (except medical appointments)

QOL grant funds may be used to enhance an existing program or service(s) that will increase the quality of life for New Mexicans with disabilities. The goal of QOL grants is to allow an organization to provide more (quantity) or enhanced (quality) services in one or more of the listed categories. QOL grants are not awarded for routine operating costs, or costs associated with starting a new program or delivering new service(s).

Amount: Awards will range up to $20,000.

Eligibility: New Mexico nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, schools, religious organizations, or tribal-based organizations.

Link: http://www.gcd.state.nm.us/qgrant.htm

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