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Mini Grants

Dear Grant Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in applying for a mini-grant from the Central Illinois Autism Association (CIAA). One of our goals is to provide support to those with Autism Spectrum Disorders whether it is at school, in the home, or in the community. We support Peoria and the surrounding counties.

Our fundraising efforts and donations have allowed CIAA to help support organizations such as Advocates for Access, The Family Support Network, and the George and Lorraine Shadid Autism Resource Center. We have also been able to fund classroom mini-grants to allow educators to provide special projects for students with autism in the school environment.

Grant applications are also available for families, teachers, therapists, and more! If you have a need for special equipment, resources, or other items, please complete the application for review.

Mini grants are available up to $500.00 per year. Applications will be reviewed within 4-6 weeks after receipt. You will be contacted with an update on the status of your application.

*Please note that grants can not be used for childcare, therapy that would cease after the grant runs out, or insurance premiums.

Effective January 1st, 2019 CIAA will be reviewing and award grants on a quarterly basis. The schedule below outlines the grant deadlines and when applicants will be notified.

Quarter 1

Submission Deadline: Feb. 3rd, 2019

Review Date: Feb. 13th, 2019

Applicants Notified: Mar. 1st, 2019

Quarter 2

Submission Deadline: May 5th, 2019

Review Date: May 9th, 2019

Applicants Notified: Jun. 1st, 2019

Quarter 3

Submission Deadline: Aug. 4th, 2019

Review Date: Aug. 8th, 2019

Applicants Notified: Sept. 1st, 2019

Quarter 4

Submission Deadline: Nov. 10th, 2019

Review Date: Nov. 14th, 2019

Applicants Notified: Dec. 1st, 2019

Mini Grant Application

If not totally funded by the CIAA, could the project take place with partial funding?

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  • Up to $500
  • For Families, Teachers, and Therapists
  • Can be used for:
    • equipment
    • technology
    • supports
    • and more…

Download Grant Application For Print


Submit printed applications to:

    Central Illinois Autism Association
    C/O Easter Seals
    507 E Armstrong Ave
    Peoria, IL 61603