Americans with Disabilities Act curb ramp grants available

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Grants of up to $60,000 are available to organizations statewide through April 6 from the Idaho Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program. Local jurisdictions (cities, counties and highway districts) and tribal governments are eligible to submit an application. Funds must be used for construction that starts by May 2018 and is completed within a year.

Applications are available on the ITD web site at http://itd.idaho.gov/alt-programs/ under the ADA Curb/Ramp Program tab on the left-hand side of the page.

The Idaho ADA Curb Ramp Program is a state-administered program providing funding for projects to build or correct curb ramps on the state highway system and within the state’s right-of-way.

Applicants can qualify for up to $60,000 in state funding to construct new or alter existing curb ramps. ITD allocates $500,000 of state funds annually for this program.

“The goal of the program is to partner with local agencies in order to provide accessible facilities for all pedestrians, especially those with disabilities,” said Jared Holyoak, manager of ITD’s Curb Ramp Program.

ITD, the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council and the Idaho division of the Federal Highway Administration will evaluate applications.

Completed applications should be sent to ITDAltContracting@itd.idaho.gov by April 6.

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