Children and adults living with developmental disabilities, who are not getting support from the Developmental Disabilities Administration, can still obtain equal access to funding opportunities through a program called Low Intensity Support Services (LISS). LISS strives to give families with children or adults who live in their own home happy, healthy and independent lives while being included members of their community.
The LISS grant provides up to $2000 for services and items to fulfill the needs of growing children and maturing adults. It also promotes community integration and independence in order to help improve the quality of life for eligible children and adults.
The 2020 deadline to apply for a LISS grant is Nov. 23 and the online application process takes approximately just 2-minutes-or-less to complete.
Some examples of items/services that may be purchased with LISS funds include:
Camp (youth & adult)
Individual and Family Counseling
Medical equipment purchase, rental, and repair
Training and support for self-advocacy
Tuition for post-secondary academic / vocational
To guarantee equality in these opportunities, the LISS program uses a random selection process in order to choose from the applicants. A quick, easy application is all that's needed in order to apply.
LISS grant application and eligibility
To be eligible, one must live in Maryland and have a developmental disability that can be physical or mental. Some determining factors are that it will most likely continue forever, it started before the age of 22 and support and assistance is needed to help with services and treatments.
To apply now, please complete this online application form found on the Maryland Department of Health website. There are two rounds of applications each year. For another chance, the next round is usually in the spring. Not everyone who applies for the grant will receive funding as funding amounts are limited each year.
On top of this opportunity, the Kinera Foundation is always here to help support families through parent to parent support and innovative programs to help transitioning children and adults. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the LISS grant or application and selection process.
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