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As an umbrella organization serving people living with neuromuscular diseases (NMDs), the Muscular Dystrophy Association is proud to announce the opening of the 2022 Advocacy Collaboration Grants Program. These grants will promote and support key public policy and advocacy initiatives in coordination with our fellow organizations and partners to help transform the lives of the individuals living with neuromuscular diseases.

Because no individual organization can solve for every challenge or remove every barrier faced by patients and families across the NMD community, and in the spirit of MDA’s commitment to collaboration, MDA will utilize this grant program to facilitate impactful and cooperative advocacy projects and initiatives. Through this innovative model we will fund activities such as:

  1. Non-partisan, non-political advocacy campaigns to achieve legislative and public policy victories for the NMD community at the federal, state, local level;
  2. Vital research projects to provide much-needed data to further understand the experiences of the NMD community in order to further advocacy priorities;
  3. Opportunities to convene stakeholders in the NMD community through in-person and virtual meetings, conferences, and other events;
  4. Programs or toolkits to build, grow, and train NMD grassroots advocates; and
  5. Other innovative programs, campaigns, or initiatives that can measurably impact one or more of MDA and the collaborating organizations’ common advocacy goals.

All applications will be reviewed by a committee including representatives from MDA leadership, members of NMD community, and those in the research and clinician communities.

How to apply

The program is open now and will accept applications until September 16th. Interested organizations must fill out an interest form. We will review your information within 5 business days and follow-up with you directly to complete a full application or to obtain additional information.

If you have any questions, please email them to advocacy@mdausa.org.

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