Indianapolis-based Easterseals Crossroads has received nearly $2 million in funding to support what it says are two of the organization’s most successful programs. The grants will fund initiatives that address homeless veterans in Indiana and access to adaptive technologies for Hoosiers with disabilities.
Easterseals will receive up to $920,000 over two years for its Indiana Assistive Technology Act, which provides training in assistive technology and a low-interest bank loan program for assistive technology, among other services. The federal and state grant program comes with an option for an additional two years of funding.
"We are excited to recognize the 10th anniversary of the INDATA program and grateful for the funding that will allow us to continue to provide these valuable assistive technology services to Hoosiers with disabilities," said Brian Norton, director of assistive technology at Easterseals Crossroads.
The organization will also receive more than $1 million over three years for the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. The grant will help Easterseals reach its goal of finding employment for more than 100 homeless veterans each year.
Easterseals says, since 2013, more than 350 veterans have secured gainful employment.