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The Arc of Steuben Receives $33,000 from NYSARC Trust Services’ Guardianship and Recreation Grants

Bills-Game-new.jpgThe Arc of Steuben, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Steuben County, had been awarded $33,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support the Arc of Steuben’s guardianship and recreation programs.

NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI. For 2017, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,793,500 in grants to NYSARC Chapters statewide.

The amount awarded to the Arc of Steuben’s Recreation Program was $15,000.The funds will give people the opportunity to participate in programs they might not have had the chance to in the past. Nearly a third of the recreation grant was used to fund a Buffalo Bills game trip. More than 40 people were able to attend a Buffalo Bills game with transportation and expenses provided through the grant and without the NYSARC Recreation Grant the trip would not have been possible. Programs offered by the Arc of Steuben have included the Riding Free Equestrian Club, Elmira Jackals Hockey season passes, and a summer camp scholarship program. Throughout the past year, the grant supported admissions costs to many events in the community. These are all events that people would not have been able to attend otherwise and our services could not afford without grant funding. The Arc of Steuben plans to use the funds in the same fashion this year.  

The amount awarded to the Arc of Steuben’s guardianship program was $18,000. The grant money that the Arc of Steuben received is used to offset some of the operating expenses of running the guardianship program. The grant money is also used to fund special trips or special projects for the people supported through the program.

The Arc of Steuben currently provides services to more than 950 people in Steuben and surrounding counties. Services include job-readiness training, community employment, residential, transportation and in-home services. Families can obtain a wide variety of support services ranging from community employment to in-home services. The Arc of Steuben is person-centered, family-friendly, and community-oriented. The organization actively looks for opportunities to partner with the community and encourages their staff and those served to be positively involved in community life. For more information, visit

About NYSARC Trust Services

NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping more than 16,000 people with disabilities [protect their eligibility for government benefits and improve their quality of life. Our trust programs give people with disabilities the opportunity to remain in their communities with greater comfort and independence while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.

NYSARC Trust Services administers first- and third-party supplemental needs trusts, pooled trusts for income and resource (asset) protection, and individual trusts. When protecting settlement proceeds with a NYSARC Community Trust, we can also administer Medicare-Set-Aside (MAS) accounts. For more information, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit us online