Community Support Grants Offered by New Trier Township to Assist Persons with Disabilities

New Trier Township is currently accepting applications for grants for persons with disabilities through the Community Support Grants Program for fiscal year 2015-16. Grants are provided to persons with disabilities that cover a wide range of issues. To be eligible to apply, one must be a resident of New Trier Township with a diagnosed disability. Applications are available at the Township Office at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka or on the Township website at The deadline for submission of applications including all supporting documentation is January 4, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their grant award by mail in February, 2016 and award checks will be disbursed in April, 2016.
Community Support Grants provide financial assistance to help meet some of the special service needs and extraordinary expenses related to the person with a disability. The grant can be used for any number of unanticipated but necessary costs involved with the care of the person with a disability.
Individuals, children or adults with the following disabilities are eligible:
Autism spectrum disorders
Developmental and/or cognitive delay
Mental disorders
Physical impairments
Multiple impairments
Types of services/expenses the program covers (but is not limited to):
Respite Care
Child Care
Therapy Services
Medical Expenses
Family Counseling
Modifications to make the home more accessible to the disabled person
Special vehicle or other equipment
Home health services
Personal care services
Training and assistance in self-care
Habilitation and rehabilitation services
Crisis management
Purchase of medicine, nutritional supplements, adaptive equipment

The program annually awards grants of up to $1,500 for qualifying residents who need financial assistance for a host of reasons that relate to a disability. There are no age or income restrictions. A complete explanation of eligibility considerations, residency requirements and covered expenses are also available on the Township website. For more information, please contact Social Services Administrator Jeanne Winsted Rosser at 847-446-8201 or To download the Community Support Grant application, click here.

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