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May-5-2011 Christie Administration Awards $585,000 in Recreation Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Grants
TRENTON, N.J. – The Christie Administration today announced the award of $585,000 in Recreation Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities (ROID) Grants. The funds will go to 43 municipalities in the state.
"No matter who you are, participating in recreational activities is essential to feeling part of the community and to improving quality of life," said New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lori Grifa. "The grants will provide a variety of opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to engage in leisure activities that range from sports to crafts to cooking."
ROID Grants provide funding assistance to local units of government for both short-term special events and comprehensive recreational services for individuals with disabilities. Funding is allocated through the DCA’' Division of Housing and Community Resources.
The ROID program strives to reinforce the status of persons with disabilities as complete members of the community; to promote the least restrictive environment in providing recreation and leisure service for persons with disabilities; and to assist local governments in the commencement or expansion of recreation and leisure services for person with disabilities.
For further information on the ROID program, log on to http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/rec/grants.html.
Recreation Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Grantees