Purchases of the Florida Support Autism Specialty License Plate generate funds to support nonprofit organizations that provide direct services for individuals with autism and related disabilities within the state.
“By purchasing a specialty license plate, individuals not only show their support but also contribute to funding the exceptional work carried out by organizations providing vital autism services across the state,” said Kim Vassar, chair of the Autism Services Grants Council in Florida, in a news release.
During 2022, the council awarded a total of $141,000 in grants to 19 Florida-based nonprofits, the release said.
Recently, it celebrated the sale of its 13,000th license plate.
“Every license plate on our roadways serves as a rolling billboard, raising awareness and reminding everyone that individuals with autism are an integral part of our community,” Vassar added.
All nonprofit organizations with a current Internal Revenue Service designation as a 501(c)(3) exempt organization and a current State of Florida Charitable Solicitation Registration number that provide services to individuals with autism and related disabilities in Florida are eligible to apply for grants.
Grant funds can be used to purchase vehicles, real property, building improvements, or for capital campaigns, endowments, lobbying, research, incurred debt, and program expenses incurred prior to grant approval.
Grant awards are for one year and will not exceed $10,000.
All proposals are due by July 31 and are available online at AutismLicensePlate.com/grant-application/.
Published July 12, 2023