Twenty-five grants up to $1,000 each are available to encourage young people, between the ages of 5 and 22 with developmental disabilities to plan and carry out service projects in the United States for National Youth Service Day 2004. Eight grants of $1,000 are available for youth with disabilities planning projects in Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore or South Africa for Global Youth Service Day 2004, to be held on April 16 to 18. Technology-based projects, such as teaching senior citizens how to use computers, are eligible for support. All grant winners will be eligible for an additional grant of $1,000 for the purpose of continuing the project beyond April. Receipt of this follow-up grant will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a project evaluation and a cash or in-kind match from a local community partner for the award winner. To apply, follow the application guidelines and submit a complete application to Youth Service America.

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