Access for all Abilities Mini-Grant Opportunities

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College is soliciting applications for “Access for All Abilities” (AAA) mini-grants, so that organizations and businesses may improve the accessibility of social, leisure, recreational and cultural activities in Rhode Island.

An organization may apply for up to $2,500 in funding for activities such as purchasing specialized equipment to enhance accessibility, offering sensitivity training for employees, modifying an existing activity to accommodate people with disabilities and other innovative approaches.

The Sherlock Center will award up to four grants in 2014 to businesses or organizations currently offering social, leisure, recreational and/or cultural activities to the general public in Rhode Island. Nonprofit organizations, businesses, city and town government agencies are encouraged to apply. However, entities, organizations or programs whose primary missions are disability-focused are not eligible for AAA grants.

Since 2009, the Sherlock Center has awarded 22 businesses and organizations a total of $47,500 in grants.

For more information, or to obtain an online application, visit or call (401) 456-8072. The deadline for applications is May 15.

The mission of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities is to promote membership of individuals with disabilities in school, work and community. The Sherlock Center, Rhode Island’s University Center for Excellence, receives funding for this initiative through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

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