Activity categories that will be considered for funding:
- Activities that target stress and anxiety reduction due to social distancing (e.g. technology for virtual visiting, facilitation of peer support groups)
- Adapting to COVID-19 (e.g., managing work and school at home, staying connected with family and friends)
- Meaningful virtual engagement during social distancing:
- Arts and culture (e.g., classes teaching arts and crafts skills, remote performances, gardening while you’re home, cooking and meal prep)
- Education and leadership activities (e.g., hosting speakers on topics about disability issues or the history of the disability movement, training on various technology devices or skills for self-advocates)
- Health, fitness, and wellness (e.g., yoga, dance, aerobics; mindfulness and meditation; music or art classes)
- Other items needed for people experiencing social isolation
- Other items to support people’s access to health care during the COVID-19 outbreak (e.g., teaching a class on telehealth, developing a resource to explain COVID-19 and how to stay healthy)
Funding will be based on review of the application. Approval amounts are: $500 per individual, $1,000 per family, and $1,500 per agency. The funding is reimbursement only. Priority is given to individuals with disabilities and family members, especially from rural areas.
Submit applications by 05/30/2020 by filling out this online application.
You can also download a Microsoft Word version of the application here, and email it to Alicia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Director of Program Operations Alicia Cone with questions: Alicia.Cone@tn.gov.