Accessibility grant program open to cities and towns

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Improvement Grant Program is offering grants of up to $250,000 to cities and towns undertaking capital projects to improve accessibility.
 
The competitive grant, administered by the Massachusetts Office on Disability, supports improvements such as ramps, elevators, power lifts, signage, communication access devices, and curb cuts that result in tangible positive impacts for people with disabilities.
 
Technical assistance will be provided at an overview meeting on April 28, 10-11 a.m., at 1 Ashburton Place, Room 1306, in Boston.
 
The grant application period is now open, and all applications for this round must be submitted in hard copy by June 30. Expenses also must be incurred and invoiced by June 30, so the Office on Disability recommends submitting applications prior to June 5 for proper consideration.
 
Cities and towns that have signed or are willing to sign a Community Compact and select the “Public Accessibility Best Practice” option will receive priority consideration for grant funding.
 
Planning grants will be available for communities that have yet to meet the administrative requirements set forth in Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and do not have self-evaluation or transition plans.
 
For more information, visit www.mass.gov/mod/adagrant. Questions may be emailed to MOD-Grants@MassMail.State.MA.US.