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Ability Central Announces Educational Access and Improvement Mini-Grants

$2,500 mini-grants available to create inclusive educational access for students with disabilities

Oakland, California – April 12, 2022 – To address issues of access to inclusive education exacerbated by COVID-19, Ability Central is offering a handful of small response grants to improve socio-emotional learning (SEL), communication access, and sensory development programs for youth (K-12) with disabilities.

Ability Central recognizes the pandemic continues to create a severe crisis for students with disabilities. Without access to their usual mode of education, children with disabilities are sliding backward, losing academic, social, and emotional skills.

As part of its philanthropic mission, Ability Central is making more than $22,000 available in a handful of mini-grants. Organizations may request amounts up to $2,500 to improve sensory development, communication access, or socio-emotional learning for youth (K-12) with disabilities. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, and government institutions are eligible to apply.

Application submissions are being accepted until the end of May 2022.

To learn more about eligibility and to apply, visit Ability Central.

Headquartered in Oakland, California, Ability Central is the philanthropic division of the California Communication Access Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2003. Ability Central is committed to serving as an educator, convener, and resource working to expand communication and information access for individuals who are Deaf or disabled and their families and caregivers. Ability Central also offers technical support to other nonprofits working to help people who are Deaf or disabled, and provides online information and resources for people with questions about disabilities and communication access.

Contact: Grant Barringer, Communications Manager | (510) 302-1183