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Funding is available to organizations in Indiana to carry out Community Projects

2017 Coros ADA Grant Recipients

ADA-Indiana, with generous support from the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, was pleased to support two organizations through the 2017 Coros ADA Community Grants program. The purpose of the program is to promote increased implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Indiana.

Focus on Law Enforcement and First Responders

In this program year, ADA-Indiana invited proposals with a focus on education and training of law enforcement and first responders on their interaction with people with disabilities.

The funded projects included:

ADA Requirements for Law Enforcement and First Responders and Communicating with People with Disabilities

ADEC, Inc. requested funding to host two one-day workshops for area law enforcement officers in collaboration with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department. The training featured Robin Jones from the Great Lakes ADA Center on the ADA requirements for effective communication and law enforcement. ADEC, Inc. also featured representatives from their organization and a panel of people with disabilities to educate officers on best practices in communication.

  • Geographic Location: Elkhart and St. Joseph counties
  • ADA Priority Area(s): ADA Title II, Effective Communication, Law Enforcement

Resource distributed: Examples and Resources to Support Criminal Justice Entities in Compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Beach Safety for All: Focus on Law Enforcement

Miller Spotlight requested funding to host “a series of workshops” on educating law enforcement and first responders on disability and ADA issues related to beach and water safety in Northwest Indiana. A series of small workshops were conducted in the Gary area to educate members of the greater Northwest Indiana law enforcement, first responders coalition, and the general public on the importance of inclusion of persons with visible and non-visible disabilities within the community. One of the featured trainers was Ancel Montenelli from the Great Lakes ADA Center.

  • Geographic Location: Gary and Lake County
  • ADA Priority Area(s): Law Enforcement, Recreation; ADA Title 2 & 3


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

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If you have a question about your rights or obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center:
(800) 949-4232.

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