Funds for the current year have already been allocated.
Established in memory of Sarah
Ellen Petit, and administered and supported by The Arc Prince
George’s County, this grant supplements recreational and travel
expenses for people with developmental disabilities. The goal
of this program is to foster the growth of friendships, meaningful
community relationships, and joy in living for as many people
in as many different life situations as possible. The grant is
awarded in amounts of up to $300.
In an effort to clarify eligibility criteria and to ensure that
funds can be provided to as many people as possible, the committee
adopted the following eligibility guidelines:
Beginning in July 2012, applicants must be either:
A participant in a program of The Arc (Listed on application in
A member of The Arc for the past year and a current member at
the time of the application.
on the Fund:
Total maximum grant amount $300
Applicants may be eligible for funding on an every other year
basis. The exception to this rule is applicants from our Residential
Program, who may apply every year.
Grants will cover direct costs such as registration, direct program
or event fees, and tickets. The fund will not cover food purchases,
gas purchases, money for souvenirs, or similar secondary items.
If more than one qualifying applicant from a family makes a combined
application, applicants will be covered at: $300 for the first
applicant, $200 for the second applicant, and $100 third applicant.
1. All applications must be filled out completely,
and include documentation of expenses for which applicant seeks
funding (e.g. hotel or park passes, registration fees, camp fees)
for more information. Click
here to download an application.
take four weeks to process, so please make sure to provide adequate
time between your application submission and the deadline of the
Make a donation to The Sarah Petit Fund.