SCS HCS HB 1696, 2016 (New Section - as Truly Agreed)
161.412. 1. Subject to appropriations, the Missouri
commission for the deaf and hard of hearing shall provide grants
(1) Organizations that provide services for deaf-blind children and their families. Such services may include providing family support advocates to assist deaf-blind children in participating in their communities and family education specialists to teach parents and siblings skills to support the deaf-blind children in their family;
(2) Organizations that provide services for deaf-blind adults. Such grants shall be used to provide assistance to deaf-blind adults who are working towards establishing and maintaining independence; and
(3) Organizations that train support service providers. Such grants shall be used to provide training that will lead to certification of support service providers in Missouri.
2. The commission shall use a request-for-proposal process to award the grants in this section. Organizations that receive grants under this section may expend the grant for any purpose authorized in this section. The total amount of grants provided under this section shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars annually.