Grants of up to $60,000 available through April 1
Grants of up to $60,000 are available to organizations statewide through April 1 through 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 will be used for construction starting by May 2017, and must be completed within a year.
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, which is ITD's responsibility.
ITD is allocating $500,000 of state funds annually for this program. Applicants can qualify for up to $60,000 in state funding to build new or alter existing curb ramps.
The application is available at the ADA Curb Ramp Program website at http://itd.idaho.gov/ContractingServices/ADA/default.htm
"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.
Applications are evaluated by ITD, the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council and the Idaho division of the Federal Highway Administration.
Completed applications should be sent to ITDAltContracting@itd.idaho.gov