On November 13, 2017, Easterseals and the University of Illinois-Chicago Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) announced a Request For Applications for community based organizations interested in implementing The Future is Now: A Future Planning Training Curriculum for Families and Their Adult Relatives with Developmental Disabilities, an evidence-based educational program aimed at helping individuals with disabilities and their families plan for the future. Three (3) seed grants in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to community-based organizations that provide services and supports to people with disabilities and their families.

A webinar explaining the goals and expectations was held in early December. There is still time to watch the webinar and apply for the seed grant.

Click on this link to access the webinar.

Click this link for the webinar presentation.

Click this link for the transcripts of the webinar.

A full description and seed grant application for The Future is Now can also be found on this page. The application is at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/futureisnowapp2018. Applications are due by 5pm EST on Monday, January 8, 2018. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Jed Johnson via email at jjohnson@easterseals.com.