Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities
CONSUMER EDUCATION TRAVEL GRANT
There are a number of meetings, conferences and workshops held around the country each year that generate information which could be very helpful to individuals with disabilities and their families. However, people cannot always afford to attend these events because the cost of travel or registration may be too high.
The Council established its Consumer Education Grant Program to address this problem.
A simple application form is available to:
who wishes to attend a meeting, conference, or workshop related to their disability. The Council awards these grants based on the following priorities:
Priority #1 - First Time Applicants
Priority #2 - First Time Attendees at Particular Activity or Event
Priority #3 - Applicants from Rural Areas
Priority #4 - Efforts to Secure Other Resources
Priority #5 - First Come, First Served
Grants to individuals may go up to $500 and grants for any single activity or event, regardless of how many people apply, are limited to $2,000.
When an award is made, the Council can reimburse for the approved expenses after you have attended the meeting or conference. The Council has no mechanism for advancing funds before an event takes place.
All applications are subject to the availability of funds
Please note that in all categories, individuals who are employed by an agency or are board members of agencies will not receive support to attend conferences specifically related to their agencies or profession.
For more information on our Consumer Education Grant, please contact:
404 James Robertson Parkway
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