This is the final call for applications for The Retirement Research Foundation’s Accessible Faith Grant Program for 2011.  Applications are due by June 1, 2011.  Don’t miss this opportunity!

The Accessible Faith Grant Program makes funds available to houses of worship to enable them to make accessibility improvements to their facilities.  The program is open to houses of worship in six metro Chicago counties:  Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, and McHenry.  Since the program began eight years ago, the Foundation has awarded 114 grants, totaling almost $2.5 million, to religious congregations to make their facilities more accessible.

 Please help us share information about the Accessible Faith Grant Program with leaders of houses of worship, disability rights advocates, and others who may know religious congregations that could benefit from this opportunity.  Please announce the Accessibility Faith Grant Program through print or electronic newsletters, listserves, or other means available to you.  A copy of the flyer announcing the 2011 Accessible Faith Grant Program is attached.  You may view it in full color, download, and make copies of it.  You will find a full description of the program, application form, and tips for completing the application in the Accessible Faith Grant Program section of our website at http:://www.rrf.org. 

We hope that you will help spread the word immediately since the deadline for applying in 2011 is fast approaching.  Thank you for helping to make others aware of the importance of accessibility improvements and the availability of this funding opportunity.

If you have questions or comments, or you wish to be removed from the Foundation’s mailing list, please contact us at AFG2011@rrf.org.   Thank you.