Grants and Requests for Proposals

The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) has funds available for nonprofit organizations that serve individuals with disabilities. Through the grants, organizations will support Ohioans with paralysis, and their family/support systems, to increase the education and development of skills needed to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency/disaster including preparation, response during and recovery in the aftermath. There is $140,000 in funding available for this project.

Through this project individuals with paralysis will have greater understanding of the preparation steps needed and the potential impacts to not planning ahead in case of a variety of emergencies. The organizations that will provide services will use multiple methods to inform and instruct individuals on the preparation for any potential situation that may arise.

Application Instructions
Grant Application
Lobbying Form

Applications are due September 30th at 5:00

Outreach and Social Media

The Ohio SILC is seeking proposals for individuals with disabilities to take part in promoting and disseminating information about the Ohio SILC and Independent Living to the community through social media platforms and email newsletters. The Ohio SILC hopes to continue to have an online presence and increase the capacity of our outreach efforts. Proposals are due 9/16/19. Click here for more details.

State Plan Priorities

The Ohio SILC is seeking proposals from organizations that can assist in the identification of policy issues impacting the disability community at the state and national level. This work will focus on one of the following topics: housing, transportation, health care. Proposals are due by 9/16/19. Click here for more details.

Policy Analysis

The Ohio SILC is seeking proposals from organizations that can assist in the identification of policy issues impacting the disability community at the state and national level. This work will include drafting an analysis that is technical, factual, and non-partisan in nature. Proposals are to be submitted by 9/16/19. Click here for more details.