WASHINGTON, September 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Inclusive community development center for people with disabilities (CDICD), managed by National Institute for Disability (NDI), today announced its second annual Inclusive Community Development Awards. The purpose of the awards is to increase the visibility of the activities of financial institutions and community organizations that are promising and exemplary in supporting people with disabilities of low and moderate income (LMI) to improve their financial stability and health and be more active participants in adding value to our country’s economy.
Applications will be assessed on innovation, responsiveness, collaboration and impact in building a better financial future for people with disabilities and their families. Focus areas include: workforce development, affordable and accessible housing, small business development, financial literacy and counseling, adaptive technology, digital literacy and digital access. Grant applications should include both financial institutions (bank and credit union) and partner organizations working on the project.
“Thirty-one years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities are still more likely to have low or moderate incomes, and less likely to be banked or have access to credit. traditional ”mentioned Michel roush, Director, Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development. “However, we know that vibrant communities are best supported when economic opportunities include all LMI populations, including people with disabilities. These awards will recognize community organizations and financial institutions that have demonstrated innovation, impact and inclusion in their efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. “
The Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development strives to improve the financial health and well-being of low- and moderate-income people with disabilities and their families by increasing awareness and use of the opportunities and resources available under of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
Applications can be made by completing the online application form. The deadline for submission is 22 October 2021; the winners will be announced on November 10, 2021.
To see last year’s winners: Paraquad, LaunchCode and the Fondation des Régions; Easterseals Iowa and Iowa Able Foundation; and Houston Financial Inclusion Working Group and JPMorgan Chase, visit the Inclusive Community Development Awards webpage.
Launched in 2019, the Center focuses on the importance of inclusive community development activities. These include improving how the finance, community development and disability communities can work more closely together to address current financial and economic challenges and draw attention to positive examples of investment, loan and service programs that support the financial resilience of people with LMI with disabilities and their families. . Over the next year, the Centre’s work will remain focused on improving the financial health and well-being of people with LMI and their families with disabilities by increasing awareness and use of the opportunities and resources available under of the CRA.
The National Disability Institute is the first and only national organization focused exclusively on the financial health and well-being of people with disabilities and their families. With a focus on poverty reduction, financial capacity and financial inclusion, NDI continues to forge deep relationships between disabled and financial communities to focus on systems change.
Visit the Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development website to learn more about its activities.
About the Inclusive Community Development Center for People with Disabilities
The Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development focuses on improving the financial health and well-being of low- and moderate-income people with disabilities (LMI) and their families by increasing awareness and use of opportunities and resources available under the community reinvestment program. Law (ARC). The Center creates an opportunity to re-examine the approaches, roles and responsibilities of regulated financial institutions to proactively meet the financial access and economic opportunity needs of people with disabilities through the ARC. To learn more about the Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development and its work, visit www.cdicd.org.
About the National Institute for Disability
National Institute for Disability (NDI) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to building a better financial future for people with disabilities and their families. The first national organization engaged exclusively in the defense of economic empowerment, financial literacy, asset development and financial stability for all people with disabilities, NDI contributes to change through public education, development policies, training, technical assistance and innovative initiatives. To learn more, visit www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org. Connect with NDI on Facebook: @NationalDisability or follow NDI on Twitter: @NatDisability.
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