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Sunrise, FL (July 26, 2013) – The Autism Services Grants Council (ASGC) is pleased to announce it is accepting proposals for grant funding.  Florida’s nonprofit organizations providing services and programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities are encouraged to submit a proposal by Saturday, August 31, 2013. Priority will be given to creative and innovative approaches to serving individuals with autism, other related disabilities, and their families.

The funds available through grant opportunities offered by the ASGC, are generated through the sale of the Florida “Support Autism Programs” specialty license plates. Due to the success of last year’s grants and increased revenue provided by sales of the “Support Autism Programs” license plate, the ASGC will have twice as much funding to award this year.


All proposals are due by Saturday, August 31, 2013. Proposals must be submitted electronically and all required documents and forms must be combined into one (or more, if necessary) PDF document sent to If you do not receive a reply within three to five business days, please contact the Autism Services Grants Council (c/o ARC Broward) at 954-746-9400 to inquire.

Important Information regarding the 2013 Grants:

Grant Priorities: The ASGC provides grant funds to Florida not-for-profit organizations for direct services for individuals with autism and related disabilities.  Priority will be given to creative and innovative approaches.

What will be considered?  Any program or service for individuals with autism and related disabilities other than those listed below under “What Is Not Eligible” below. This round of grants will also consider proposals that seek to administer emergency relief funds and to assist individuals with autism and related disabilities and their ‘families’ to attend training/educational conferences.

What is not eligible?  Grants funds may NOT be used to purchase: Vehicles, real property, building improvements, or for capital campaigns, endowments, lobbying, research, incurred debt, and program expenses prior to grant approval.

Who is eligible? Applicants must be not for profit entities having a current Internal Revenue Service designation as a 501(c)(3) exempt organization providing services to individuals with autism and related disabilities in Florida.

How much are the grants? Generally, grants will not exceed $5,000.

Are matching funds required? Matching funds are not required.

How long is the grant funding for? Grant awards are generally for one year.

Can past grant recipients apply for another grant?  Yes, but past recipients will not receive special consideration and will be evaluated on the merit of this year’s application as well as the success of the previous grant awarded to that program.


2012 Autism Services Grants Council Grant Recipients

The inaugural grants for 2012 were awarded to the following organizations:


"Florida Autism Speciality License Plate Funds Award $22,500 in Grants to Florida Non-Profits" - Read Press Release


Best Buddies Florida

Miami, FL

Buddies Miami Highschool Friendship & Leadership Project


Deliver the Dream

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Retreat & Respite Program


Island Dolphin Care

Key Largo, FL

Program Scholarships


Miami Children's Museum

Miami, FL

Sensory Saturdays


Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Super Saturday Autism Workshops


Project Lifesaver of Palm Beach County

W.Palm Beach, FL

Autism Wandering Rescue Initiative


South Florida Autism Charter Schools, Inc.

Hialeah, FL

Alternative Augmentative Communication Technology Project


UF Center for Arts in Medicine

Gainesville, FL

Dance to Connect


VSA Florida

Tampa, FL

My Art My Way Hand 'n Hand Artist Residency Program


Abi's Place

Coral Springs, FL

Functional life skills program

When we generate sufficient funds to undertake another grants process, it will be announced on our Facebook page, this website, news releases and via email to our mailing list.

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The Autism License Plate Fund and the Autism Services Grant Council are administered by  
Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc., a Florida, non-profit, Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) exempt organization.