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New grant opportunity for COVID-19 on Hoosiers with disabilities

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 16:33:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana lieutenant governor’s office is starting a new grant opportunity to address the negative effects of COVID-19 on Hoosiers with disabilities.

The grant, called Community Connections for People with Disabilities (CCPWD), will launch in October through a partnership between the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS).

Grant applicants should discuss strategies, including virtual or technology-assisted activities, targeted at either internet access and technology equity, social isolation and lost access to natural friends and family, or both.

“I share Governor Holcomb’s vision to support Hoosiers with disabilities in their aspirations to be successful,” Crouch said. “After leading the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Task Force, I know the challenges faced by this community and this opportunity will go far in helping them connect with their support system.”

The Office of Community and Rural Affairs has made $4.9 million in funds available for this grant.