Government is boosting support for day programs for youth with disabilities.
The Disability Support Program is inviting established service providers to apply for grants to develop new day programs and services for youth with disabilities aged 16-24.
“Whether they’re interested in volunteering, recreation, or skill-building for future employment, we want youth with disabilities to have more opportunities to meet their goals within their communities,” said Minister of Community Services Kelly Regan. “We encourage service providers to engage with youth and their families to make their great ideas reality.”
$600,000 is now available to adult service centres, residential providers and other community service providers that currently operate a day program or have indicated a desire to support youth with disabilities. Community Services will work with families of youth with disabilities to evaluate the applications and select the successful projects.
There is no limit on the application amount, but applicants should discuss proposals of more than $50,000 with staff at the Department of Community Services.
The application period is open until 4 p.m. on Feb. 28.
Service providers interested in applying can contact the Disability Support Program at YDPapplications@novascotia.ca.
To learn about the Disability Support Program, visit www.novascotia.ca/coms/disabilities .
Source : Media Release