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

2019 Coros ADA Community Grants Program

ADA-Indiana, in conjunction with the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, is pleased to announce the availability of funding for organizations in Indiana to carry out locally based projects related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (the "ADA") during 2019.

The purpose of this program is to promote increased implementation the ADA in Indiana. ADA-Indiana released their 2019 Request for Proposals on December 3, 2019.

Application Close Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

Download Request for Proposal  (Available December 3, 2018)

This year, ADA-Indiana will be seeking proposals in the area of community accessibility. Some ideas might include (but not limited to):

Specific Focus: proposals might focus on a specific sector related to the priority area of community accessibility such as a training for health care organizations on their obligations under Title III of the ADA.

  • Example: In 2005, the Fort Wayne Deaf Advocacy Group focused on determining the accessibility of Fort Wayne drive-through restaurants for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Individual reports of findings, recommendations for improvement, and tax incentive information were prepared and distributed to the restaurant owners.

  • Example: In 2016, accessABILITY, Center for Independent Living in Indianapolis was funded to host a workshop for Indianapolis area arts organizations.

Broad Focus: proposals might take a broader approach to the priority area of community accessibility while targeting an audience. For example, a focus on the overall business “community” in collaboration with a local Chamber of Commerce.

  • Example: In 2009, the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce was funded to update and distribute their "ADA guides" for local businesses, "Making Places of Public Accommodation Accessible to all" and "Hiring and Supporting People with Disabilities." These booklets were developed by the Chamber with the assistance of local city officials and advocates.

  • Example: In 2011, the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau was funded to conduct accessibility surveys of the Nashville downtown tourism area with the help of an accessibility expert and high school volunteers. The final product for the project was a map indicating accessible routes and other features through downtown Nashville.

Community Focus: proposals might take a community approach to the priority area of community accessibility. For example, a training on community accessibility and the ADA as it relates to the private and public sectors, involving businesses, government, and other stakeholders. This might include a range of issues around physical barriers, communication, transportation, and/or related to relevant concern of the local community.

  • Example: In 2018, LIFEDesigns was funded to host a series of "employment first" workshops in the Columbus area. One of their activities included a "community conversation" around fostering employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


If you have any questions about ADA-Indiana's Grants program, please contact Matt Norris, Project Staff, at 812-855-6508 or e-mail

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