2013 Coros ADA Grant Recipients
ADA-Indiana, with generous support from the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, are pleased to support FIVE organizations through the 2013 Coros ADA Community Grants program. The purpose of the program is to promote increased implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Livable Communities in Indiana. The funded organizations included:
City of Monticello, Disability Advisory Council
The City of Monticello received funding to support the training of their new Advisory Council to be a community resource on accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act to local government and businesses. The Advisory Council will have a training workshop on how to conduct accessibility surveys and other services to promote the implementation of the ADA, and greater accessibility in the community for all.
City of Indianapolis, Division of Homeland Security
The City of Indianapolis Homeland Security received funding to conduct a training day for area service providers on assisting people with disabilities and families in creating a personal disaster and emergency readiness plan.
The WILL Center (Vigo and surrounding counties)
The WILL Center received funding to provide a three-part training series on employment and people with disabilities. The WILL Center will collaborate with other members of the Wabash Valley Business Leadership Network. The workshops include: “Making the Match: A Power Networking Opportunity,” “The Silent Disability: Mental Health in the Workplace,” and “Pathways to Employment.”
Bona Vista Programs, Inc. (City of Kokomo and surrounding communities)
Bona Vista Programs, Inc. received funding to provide four educational workshop for area employers, and people with disabilities on ADA-related employment issues.
Fort Wayne Citilink
Fort Wayne Citilink received funding to conduct a training program for community volunteers to evaluate bus stops for accessibility to create a prioritized list for an improvement plan to be implemented by the City of Fort Wayne. Some of the project components included incorporating information about the proposed public right-of-way accessibility guidelines, and linking to other local transportation and complete streets initiatives.
If you have any questions about ADA-Indiana's Coros ADA Community Grants program, please contact Matt Norris, Project Staff, at 812-855-6508 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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