Council awards more than $260,000 for inclusion of Arizonans with disabilities
New funds for job creation, legal decision-making, awarded grants from state council on developmental disabilities
by Sarah Ruf, Community Relations Specialist
PHOENIX—This October, the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is proud to announce the release of more than $260,000 in grant awards for projects for Arizonans with developmental disabilities as part of its latest funding cycle.
The largest award of nearly $125,000 went to the City of Tempe for a project that will provide work opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities.
The nonprofit Southwest Institute for Families and Children received $60,000 to lead a coalition of groups that support the legal rights of people with disabilities to make choices for themselves.
“People with disabilities are often excluded from many opportunities,” said Erica McFadden, executive director of the Council. “By putting out these grants we hope to promote successful examples of how communities can better include people.”
Both rural and urban sites will be impacted by the diverse projects.
Grants fell under several categories: