(Download application below)
Applicants must live in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. This includes the:
District of Columbia
Prince Georges County
Anne Arundel County
St. Mary's County
Prince William County
City of Alexandria
Age: Applicant must be 0-65 years of age.
Have a disability, defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act: "Disability - The term 'disability' means with respect to an individual: (a) physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; (b) a record of such an impairment; or (c) being regarded as having such an impairment."
Document in writing how the assistive technology or equipment requested will improve the individual's quality of life and assist them in living more independently in the community.
Have had an evaluation within the last six months for the assistive technology or equipment for which they are requesting funding.
Identify a manufacturer or retailer for the assistive technology and/or equipment requested and an estimated price for the equipment/technology. (The Eric Fund will only issue checks to manufacturers or retailers and will not issue money directly to individuals).
March 31, 2017. Completed applications must be received by The Eric Fund no later than the date above. Applications received after this date will be considered for the next round of grants.
2017 marks the nineteenth year that The Eric Fund will provide assistive technology for deserving applicants with disabilities. These grants will help awardees lead independent, inclusive lives.
To get started download our Grant Application Below