Community Economic Development: Community Connections for People with Disabilities


Community Connections for People with Disabilities (CCPWD) 

Lake County Community Economic Development Department and New Star 

CCPWD Grant Opportunity from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) 

Support Hoosiers with disabilities in their aspirations to be successful and “to live and work in a safe, affordable and accessible environment.” The CCPWD grant opportunity encourages local units of government to develop innovative technology strategies and cultivate strong community partnerships to address the negative social, economic, and health effects of COVID-19 on Hoosiers with disabilities and to increase community and workplace inclusion for this population. 

OCRA provided a Grant Opportunity to New Star who partnered with the Lake County Community Economic Development Department (LCCEDD) to benefit citizens in Lake County, IN with disabilities . 

OCRA designated $110,000.00 (one hundred ten thousand dollars) in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the LCCEDD and New Star partnership. 

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