With support from the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, ADA-Indiana is accepting proposals for their Coros Local Community ADA Grants program. The 2021 Request for Proposals was released on December 11, 2020. The close date for submission is January 22, 2021.
The purpose of the Coros Local Community ADA Grants program is to promote local implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Indiana. Funding is available (up to $3,000) for organizations to conduct training and educational activities to address local ADA issues. (Multiple projects will be funded.) Eligible organizations include community organizations, businesses, local government entities, schools, institutions of higher education, Centers for Independent Living, and advocacy organizations.
This year, ADA-Indiana will be seeking proposals that focus on transportation and employment. Some ideas might include (but not limited to):
- Training for job coaches/employment specialists about the rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of employers under Title I of the ADA
- Training for people with disabilities on their transportation rights under the ADA and/or training for transportation providers on their responsibilities under the ADA
- Training on the ADA and employment for area employers
- Training on the ADA and transportation for disability and aging advocates.
- Hosting a community event on employment challenges for people with disabilities
- Hosting a community event on the connection between transportation and employment
- Hosting a community event on accessible transportation (transit, alternative transportation, mobility) in the community
Proposals will be due on Friday, January 22, 2021. The Request for Proposal is available on ADA-Indiana's website: www.adaindiana.org/grants.
To receive information on how to apply for the grants, contact Matt Norris, Project Staff for ADA-Indiana, at 812-856-5251 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.