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May 2024

The Arc Madison Cortland Granted $27,800 in Funds For Corporate Guardianship Program

The Arc Madison Cortland has been awarded a grant from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services, supporting the agency’s Corporate Guardianship program.

NYSARC administers supplemental needs trusts and pooled trusts that can make dramatic improvements to those living with disabilities by enabling them to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI.  NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment in 2024 to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,697,508 in grants to NYSARC chapters statewide.

This year, The Arc Madison Cortland received $27,800 to provide Corporate Guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate.

Supported by Chapter staff and community volunteers, The Arc Madison Cortland Corporate Guardianship program currently provides supports and services to five people and is ready to assist three more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.

To learn more about NYSARC Trust Services, call (518) 439-8323 or visit their website

January 2024

A $3.5 Million Dollar Investment In FSS Is On The Table

OPWDD has committed to an additional $3.5 million annual investment in Family Support Services (FSS) Programs across the State. To better understand and prioritize new FSS programs that are needed most, the Statewide FSS Committee needs your help. OPWDD has already established the amount of funding each local area will be receiving.  Local FSS Advisory Councils will use the survey data to prioritize these allocations.

Please support local families by taking a few minutes to complete the anonymous survey below.

The survey closes on Wednesday, January 31st. Please share with anyone you feel should participate in this discussion!

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