- Thursday | December 17, 2020
- 5:30 pm
- This will be a virtual meeting. Click this link below to register early for the meeting.
- (765) 668-8961
Carey Services is part of an exciting grant opportunity being offered by the state Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services.
The Community Connections for People with Disabilities grant opportunity was released in early November. A community coalition that includes the City of Marion, Carey Services, Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Affordable Housing Corp., and Marion Housing Authority has been meeting to work on an innovative plan to submit that will include many other community partners as plans continue to develop and be finalized. The maximum award is $200,000.
The grant has two major goals: increase internet access/technology equity and decrease social isolation/loss of natural supports. The intended grant beneficiaries are people 18 and older with any disability who have had major life interruptions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the grant process, OCRA requires a public hearing where grant goals and activities are explained and community feedback is sought. The public hearing will be at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 17. We are planning a virtual meeting to allow people to attend remotely. You can register early to attend the meeting here. You also can use that link the day of the event; after registering you’ll enter the meeting directly.
We also will be releasing a survey online through social media outlets to seek input. If you have questions or comments, you can contact Greg Maynard, marketing and grants manager, at (765) 668-8961, ext. 124 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.