Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana was selected as one of six organizations to receive a $75,000 Vantage Grant from AWS Foundation to identify and explore barriers and potential solutions to serving the disability community in Northeast Indiana.
Easterseals Arc will use the funding to research two topics:
- Inequities in services in Steuben, Dekalb and Whitley counties compared to Allen County to help the organization understand what services are wanted and needed in those areas
- How people with disabilities are experiencing social determinants of health such as employment, education, food security, housing and social supports
The $75,000 grant is the first phase of the Vantage Grant program and will support six months of research and analysis of the issues to identify potential solutions. In July 2021, Easterseals Arc and the other five organizations will present final proposals to AWS Foundation for the opportunity to receive additional funding to implement plans.
About AWS Foundation
Founded in 2007, AWS Foundation supports a wide range of organizations in northeast Indiana working to develop a community in which people with enduring intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities are engaged fully and meaningfully in all aspects of community life. For more information, visit awsfoundation.org.