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Matching Grants Make a Difference
June 15, 2023

Matching Grants Make a Difference

Congratulations to the latest Member Agencies who are improving work opportunities for individuals with help from a NYSID Matching Grant.

The Arc Ontario in Canandaigua garnered a $25,000 matching grant to upgrade its existing bottling production area into the rebranded FLX Premier Bottling. The bottling operation has included NYSID hygiene products for more than 25 years. 

The investment will also help Arc Ontario meet NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) regulations for competitive integrated employment. 

Click here to see media highlights on the Arc's new facility: 



Further west in Buffalo, the Arc Erie County New York recently used its $25,000 grant to help outfit its newly renovated Workforce Training Center. 

The state-of-the-art training center recently made the local news, thanks in part to the grant's impact:


To date, NYSID has disbursed more than 15 Matching Grants assisting Member Agencies in improving work settings for individuals in their employment programs.

If you're interested in following suit, please reach out to Sarah DeVoe, Vice President of Compliance.