Monday, March 21, 2016

The Arc of Orleans County Receives Grant From NYSARC, Inc. Trust

The Trustees of the NYSARC, Inc. Trust have approved a remainder fund grant of $12,500 per chapter to provide recreational opportunities for people they support.  Last year the Chapter received a similar grant from NYSARC Trust Services.  103 of our individuals were able to benefit from the 2015 funding. The grant was utilized for many outings as well as for additional recreational activities that the individuals we serve wouldn’t have been able to otherwise have without this funding.  They were able to go to several Rochester Red Wings Games, go ice skating, and take a trip to the Corning Glass Center.  They were able to purchase a basketball hoop, craft supplies and a television for several of our residential sites.  Several holiday parties and a Harvest Festival were held for our individuals as well. The Arc of Orleans County plans to use the funds in the same fashion this year.   

In addition, remainder fund grants totaling $ 2,302,500 awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs statewide.  A total of $2,980,000 in remainder grants was awarded in 2016 to support recreation and guardianship statewide. NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts that enable people with disabilities to remain in their home and community while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits.   Information is available on how NYSARC Trust Services may benefit you:  our website , phone 1-518-439-8323, toll free phone 1-800-735-8924 or e-mail 



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