The Homer Township Highway Commissioner and the Village of Homer Glen’s Ability Awareness Committee have established the Special Needs Grant to assist adults with special needs to further their training and/or education. The intent is to maximize their employment, independence, and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.
The 2023 grant program will award one recipient a $5,000 grant.
Must be a resident of Homer Township. Proof of residency will be required
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of nomination. Birth Certificate will be required (can be obtained from County Clerk’s office).
Must provide proof of Special Needs Diagnosis Nominees must submit a copy of the medical documentation that established their special needs diagnosis conducted by a licensed medical professional.
Relatives of Homer Township, Homer Road District or Village of Homer Glen elected officials are NOT eligible to be nominated.
To nominate someone for the grant please complete the online nomination form (link below), which includes an essay submission.
Essay Questions: Nominator must respond to the following questions in 500 words or less.
Explain nominee's specific learning disability, how it has challenged them, and specific strategies they have used to cope.
Discuss nominee's accomplishments (i.e. extra-curricular activities, community service, and work accomplishments).
What career do they hope to pursue?
How would this grant benefit them, and why do you think they should be selected to receive it?