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NYSARC Recreation Grants

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 Essex County Chapter, NYSARC Inc. d/b/a Mountain Lake Services received a similar grant from NYSARC Trust Services for recreational opportunities including fishing supplies, portable disk golf, mini-golf set, a side-by-side bicycle, a golf cart and flag football supplies. In addition, items for individuals who are interested in the arts were purchased including Navajo looms, an industrial sewing machine and painting supplies. Also purchased was a backyard theater system which will allow providing opportunities for individuals to see movies on the large screen who may not be able to go a theater.

In addition, remainder fund grants totaling $ 1,466,000 were awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs statewide. A total of $1,874,000 in remainder grants was awarded in 2015 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