Grants Awarded to Arts orgs, Libraries and rec centers

$240,000 in Awards to Local Arts & Culture Organizations, Libraries, and Recreation Centers

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Kicks off National Developmental Disability Awareness Month with $240,000 in Awards to Local Arts & Culture Organizations, Libraries, and Recreation Centers

March is National Developmental Disability Awareness Month (NDDAM), and to celebrate, the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) has chosen a theme of Inclusion in Action. To kick off NDDAM and to demonstrate its commitment to inclusion in action, Cuyahoga DD is pleased to announce the recipients of $240,000 in grant funding that will support Cuyahoga County arts and culture organizations, libraries, and recreation centers/providers in creating and/or expanding inclusive, adaptive, and accessible programming for people of all ages with disabilities.

2022 arts and culture recipients include Artist Archives of the Western Reserve; Art of Me; Bad Racket Recording Studio; Beyond Words Music and Dance Center; Broadway School of Music and the Arts; Dancing Wheels Company and School; FRONT Exhibition Company; Future Ink Graphics; Solon Center for the Arts; Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa); and Valley Art Center.

2022 library recipients include Cleveland Public Library, Euclid Public Library; Rocky River Public Library; and Westlake Porter Public Library.

2022 recreation recipients include Adaptive Sports Ohio; Bedford Parks and Recreation; Brecksville Recreation Department; Brook Park Recreation Department; Cleveland Metroparks; Empower Sports; Gigi’s Playhouse; Middleburg Heights Community Center; Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio; Olmsted Community Center; Rec2Connect; Seven Hills Parks and Recreation Department; S.T.A.R. Summer Camp; Youth Challenge; and Westshore Family YMCA.

“We were impressed by the innovative ways organizations from across the community pledged to commit themselves to create or expand inclusive, adaptive, and accessible programming for people with disabilities,” said Cuyahoga DD Superintendent and CEO Kelly Petty. “The proposals support Cuyahoga DD’s vision of community-based inclusion, and we look forward to working with these organizations throughout the year to bring these plans to life.”

For more information on Cuyahoga DD’s plans for NDDAM, visit cuyahogabdd.org/DDAwareness.