The Ann Arbor CIL is very involved in transportation issues throughout the county. We have been awarded $5700 to further the work to increase county wide transit by helping to advocate and educate community members on the benefits of county wide transit for people with disabilities.
Four organizations banded together to receive $40,000 and to have the ecology center hire a part time staff to coordinate the implementation of the grant. The three organizations partnering with the ecology center are:
1. Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living = $5,700
2. Interfaith Council for Justice & Peace = $5,700
3. Willow Run Chapter of the NAACP = $5,700
4. Ecology Center will manage the grant and hire a part time staffer with approximately the remainder.
The ecology center also had two additional funders putting forth funds – they have a grant with CS Mott Foundation for $50,000 and Trans4 Michigan also is giving the Ecology center $7,500.
We are proud to be leading the way in continuing to make a positive differences in our community transportation. Stay tuned!