ACT Today! SOS Program

Program Description: ACT Today! SOS is a program dedicated to supporting the immediate and imperative needs of those impacted with autism throughout the United States. ACT Today! Grant Programs established in 2005 do provide access to vital and effective treatments for autism through our quarterly grant cycles. We recognize that some individuals diagnosed with autism who are in immediate personal danger or harm are unable to wait up to 12 weeks for a response to their request. The ACT Today! SOS Program is designed to provide immediate support for these families based upon need and the program funds available.

Applicant Criteria for the ACT Today! SOS Program

  • Applicant must have an immediate need for treatment/support and if treatment is not found, the applicant’s physical safety is in jeopardy
  • ACT Today! SOS Program will fund effective treatments and services to treat autism spectrum disorders and cannot fund living expenses, travel, utilities or clothing
  • Income level of the applicant’s family must be below $45,000/year
  • Applicant may not have received support from ACT Today! within the past 12 months of applying

ACT Today! SOS Program Application Process

  1. Click here for more information and to access and complete the ACT Today! Grant Application Form: app.wizehive.com/appform/login/acttoday2018
    QuarterOpen Application PeriodFamilies Will Be Notified By:
    1st QuarterJanuary 1 – 31March 20
    2nd QuarterApril 1 – 30June 20
    3rd QuarterJuly 1 – 31September 20
    4th QuarterOctober 1 – 31December 20

    If you are requesting an SOS grant when the applications are not open, go to step 2 and email the SOS program to explain your request.

  2. After completing your online application during an Open Application Period, send an email to: SOSProgram@act-today.org
    In your email, provide the following information*:

    • Your name and the name of the applicant
    • Up to a 200 word description of why the SOS request is being made. Be sure to explain why your request requires immediate assistance and cannot wait for the next quarterly grant cycle.
  3. ACT Today! will respond to your email within 2 weeks of it being sent either requesting more information or stating whether or not your request will move to the formal review stage.
  4. Once the application is received, a final decision and notification with regards to your request will be made within 2 weeks.

*If you do not have access to email, please contact the grants department at 818-340-4010 or 877-9ACT-TODAY (877-922-8863) for further information.

Learn more information about the ACT Today! Grant Program.

Disclaimer: Our ability to raise funds is the single most important activity that determines our grant-giving for the year. This program is an integral part of ACT Today! and the approval of ACT Today! SOS grants is based upon board review.

FAQs
Please click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the grant application and process.

Grant Partners

ACT Today! has partnered with many national and local providers who participate in the ACT Today! grant programs. Click here to learn more.