In order to support the collaboration of these summit teams, and to further the activities initiated by state teams during the Act Early Summits, AMCHP willaward grants to state teams in the amount of up to $15,000 for a 12-month period. Keeping in mind both the opportunities and limitations associated with this relatively modest amount of funding, the state team will use this funding to build on and complement other state activities as outlined in their state plan, which are designed to strengthen state and community systems for early identification and intervention for children with signs of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders (ASD/DD).
AMCHP will provide ongoing technical assistance, disseminate resource materials, and link grantees to other states and experts in ASD/DD. To access your state materials or find information about the Act Early Regional Summit Project, please refer to the AUCD website.
Grant Funds: Grant funds will be awarded in one award of up to $15,000. Grant funds cannot be used to pay for salaried employees, equipment, software, individual trainings, conference or course registration, primary research, publications, personnel or indirect expenses.
AMCHP will offer grantees:
- Ongoing technical assistance via a variety of methods, including telephone, e-mail, online discussion boards, and webinars from AMCHP staff and partners
- Structured peer support, a forum to network, share ideas and problem-solve with colleagues nationwide working on similar issues
- Technical expertise and consultation, information from leading national experts in the field of ASD/DD
To access a full copy of the RFA, please click here.
2012 – 2013 State Grantees:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey