The 2020-2021 Seed Award Application is open! Both previously funded and new programs/projects are welcome to apply.
Online Opportunities: Opportunities that build community virtually/online, especially during this time when people may be feeling more alone. Examples may include:
COVID-19 Support: Opportunities focused on COVID-19-related needs. Examples may include:
Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations: Projects that focus on supporting communities that are underserved. Examples may include:
Support and/or Self-Advocacy Groups: Groups where people can connect with one another and share resources. Groups can focus on a particular topic/theme. Examples may include:
February 1, 2021: Due date for applications
March 1, 2021: Seed award recipients will be announced
April 1, 2021: Due date to return completed seed award paperwork
June 1, 2021: Due date to deposit checks
Funding: Applicants meeting eligibility requirements may apply for up to $1,000 in seed funding. Award amounts will vary and may range from several hundred dollars to the maximum amount.
Award Review Process: The Philadelphia Autism Project organizes a Seed Award Review Committee to review and score applications. Committee members come from a variety of backgrounds, and include autistic individuals, previous award recipients, community members and others. All applications are reviewed by at least two Committee members. Review criteria varies based on whether it is a grassroots project (a fairly new organization/project without a previously established network and/or resources) or a more experienced organization/group (have the organizational resources and structure in place to do the project). If you are interested in joining the Seed Award Review Committee please contact us at email@example.com. Please note, if you are part of the Seed Award Review Committee, you will not be able to submit a seed award application.
If you have any questions concerning your application or would like a paper copy, please contact (215) 571-3209, (215) 571-3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.