Individual grants of up to $60,000 are available to Idaho organizations statewide through a competitive application process ending March 2 for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program. In total, the Idaho Transportation Department will allocate $500,000 of state funds for this program.
Local jurisdictions (cities, counties and highway districts) and tribal governments are eligible to apply. Applications are available on the Idaho Transportation Department website at https://itd.idaho.gov/alt-programs/, under the ADA Curb Ramp Program tab on the left-hand side of the page.
The goal of the program is to partner with local agencies to provide accessible facilities for all pedestrians, especially those with disabilities.
Those applying in 2018 should be prepared to begin construction in May 2019. Project construction must be completed within two years of the execution of the Cooperative Agreement.
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.
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