WASHINGTON — The National Association of People with Disabilities has awarded a $5.5 million grant to a nonprofit that helps people with physical and mental disabilities.
The association said the money will be used to support people in New York City who wear a double garment rack or a single garment rack.
The organization will spend the money on support services, such as transportation and equipment, as well as training and assistance for people who need the help.
The grant will help cover the costs of equipment and transportation for people to get to their appointments at the National Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NADH) or their appointments in public accommodations, according to a news release from the organization.
The NADH provides free and reduced-cost counseling for people with hearing loss and speech impairments, and is a national leader in the support of people with severe disabilities, the release said.
The group is seeking a total of $25,000 to $35,000 for the year.NADHS has also awarded $1 million in grants to groups working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and other disabilities.