Are you an out-of-the-box thinker? Creative? Innovative? This is your chance to win funding for your great idea.
Northeast Arc is accepting applications for The Arc Tank 5.0, a competition that seeks to fund innovative ideas that enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or autism.
Individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and groups are eligible to apply. Submissions can address a variety of areas, including safety and well-being, employment, technology, housing, transportation, or socialization for individuals with disabilities.
Since its launch in 2017 with a $1 million donation from Steven P. Rosenthal to create the Changing Lives Fund, The Arc Tank has awarded more than $850,000 to proposals that promise to break down barriers for people with disabilities who are too often marginalized, not included as equal participants in everyday life, and prevented from taking advantage of opportunities.
Finalists will present their ideas in front of a judging panel, open to the public, on December 5, 2023 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, a founding partner in The Arc Tank competition.