Grants of up to $500 are available to EIDS families to help their child become more independent, to create an environment where your child can participate in daily family activities, help with medical needs and equipment, and to enjoy life as we all do. Some examples of things you can buy with grant money include: a play set for your child, osmo (technology program), specialized feeding utensils, medical equipment not covered by insurance, balance or adaptive bike, private swim lessons, home certification, lawyer fees for guardianship, signing time or other educational DVDs, ipad, etc.
To receive a grant the request must fall under one of these categories:
- promotes inclusion
- lawyer fees for guardianship or Special Needs Trust
In addition you must live in the Eastern Idaho counties of Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, or Teton County Wyoming.
Grants are limited to one per individual with Down syndrome every 12 months. EIDS families may be eligible for more funds due to extenuating circumstances that will go to board review.
The EIDS board will meet every other month to review the applications and funding available. A board member will contact the applicant and notify them of the status of their application within one week of the board review. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
By awarding finances, EIDS is making no recommendations as to the appropriateness or safety of a particular service or good for each applicant. EIDS is not responsible for the safety and progress of the child. Each family is strongly urged to consult with their physicians and therapists regarding the choice and use of a particular good or service.
To apply for a grant, please fill out the form below and press "submit" when you have it complete.