2013 Mini-Grant Recipients
The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College awarded "Access for Abilities" mini-grants to three Rhode Island organizations.
Recipients of the 2013 grants are the Cranston YMCA, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, and the Newport Art Museum.
The Cranston YMCA will use its grant to fund the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible upper body exercise machine.
NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley
NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a Woonsocket community development corporation, will use its award to purchase a computer-based individualized reading program, furnishings and sensory materials for its Art Center for grades K-5.
Newport Art Museum
The Newport Art Museum will use its grant funding to reconstruct a ramp at the museum's main building, the John N.A. Griswold House, completing a larger accessibility project.
Support efforts of Rhode Island leisure businesses and organizations to include more people with disabilities in scheduled activities, alongside people without disabilities.
Increase access (physical, financial, programmatic) for people with various disabilities to existing social, leisure, recreational and cultural activities in the community.