GROVELAND — The Town of Groveland has received a $10,000 Municipal Americans with Disabilities Act Grant from the Massachusetts Office of Disabilities (MOD) to improve access for persons with disabilities in all town-owned facilities.
With the funds, which were awarded by the state in late 2019, Groveland has contracted Northeast Independent Living Program to complete a comprehensive site evaluation and transition plan regarding accessibility for all town-owned facilities and recreational areas that can be incorporated into future capital planning efforts.
“This grant is a great opportunity for us to address an important issue in the community,” said Rebecca Oldham, Town Planner and Zoning Administrator. “We’re incredibly thankful to have been awarded this funding, and to begin the process of making significant changes moving forward.”
Groveland will also review town policies in relation to obligations under the federal and state laws regarding disability discrimination.
The site evaluation and policies review will be completed by June 30, 2020.
The Town of Groveland is additionally applying for funds through the MOD to enact the recommendations for improvements and to remove barriers as identified.