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

2018 Coros ADA Grant Recipients

ADA-Indiana, with generous support from the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, was pleased to support three organizations through the 2018 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 Employment

In this program year, ADA-Indiana invited proposals with a focus on employment for people with disabilities. The funded projects included:

Employment and Disability Resource Fair in Northwest Indiana

Opportunity Enterprises, a service provider located in northwest Indiana, will host two Employment and Disability Resource Fairs in Lake and Porter counties, both will occur in October in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Each fair will have the following components:

  • Session for businesses/employers: This will include a Q & A on employment, ADA, and accommodations
  • Job Fair
  • Afternoon session for individuals with disabilities: This will include community partners who will provide resources on employment barriers such as transportation, benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and more.

Employment First Community Workshop Series for Employers

LIFEDesigns, a service provider in south central Indiana, will host a series with three activities focusing on the ADA and employment. The activities will begin in October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month and will include:

  • October: Spirit of the ADA in our Community, the Benefits of a Diverse Workforce, the Employment First Philosophy in our Community
  • November: Interview Session held between Columbus employers and Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) Customers—Speed Networking Style.
  • December: Community Conversation to develop an advisory committee of Columbus-area business leaders, individuals with disabilities, and local service providers to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities

Matching an Untapped Workforce with Available Careers

The Hamilton Center, a community behavioral health center serving the Terre Haute area, will conduct two workshops in the fall for the Wabash Valley community. The primary target audience for the workshops will be youth with disabilities (in high school or college) and unemployed or underemployed people with disabilities. The workshops will feature an ADA expert but will also include “local experts” who will provide information on community opportunities. The workshops will be presented as a collaboration between the Wabash Valley Business Leadership Network, Workforce Development Board, Vigo County School Corporation’s Career and Technology Division, and Ivy Tech.

  • August: Punch In with Janet Peters, Great Lakes ADA Center
  • September: Employment and Reasonable Accommodations


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

Free ADA Help

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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