Community Investment Fund–Improving lives for people with disabilities

February 28, 2012 by cpehrson

The CPD’s Consumer Advisory Council is one of the primary advising and guiding bodies for the Center for Persons with Disabilities. Members of the CAC are individuals with disabilities, family members, or representatives of government entities and local agencies who work with people with disabilities.  They are all advocates for people with disabilities and support programs and activities that improve their lives.

This year, the CAC introduces the Community Investment Fund.  Through this Fund, one Utah non-profit organization will be awarded $2,000 to use to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities. The chosen organization will have six months to complete the proposed activity.  Interested organizations will need to complete an application and turn it in before March 30, 2012 in order to be considered for this funding.

Applications are available online (click on the Community Investment Fund link on the right side of the page) or can be mailed out to organizations upon request.  For more information or to request an application contact Gordon Richins, CPD Consumer Liaison.

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Still time to voice your concerns in Utah

February 22, 2011 by cpehrson

The 2011 Utah Legislative Session is halfway over.  There is still time to voice your concerns over the disability issues and budget cuts that are being considered for Social Services in Utah.

Local communities across Utah are holding Town Hall meetings, giving constituents an opportunity to talk directly to their legislators.  If you are unsatisfied, frustrated, or discouraged about the lack of funding for disability programs and services, now is the time to make a difference.

Find out when your community is holding their Town Meeting and plan to attend.

The final Cache County Town Meeting will be held this Saturday, February 26th, 7:30 a.m. at the Cache County Administration Building, 179 North Main, Logan, Utah.  Senator Lyle Hillyard, Chair of the Executive Appropriation Committee, will be in attendance to listen to your concerns.

For more information, contact Ryan Rigby, sslspk@yahoo.com.

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