College of New Jersey (Sustainable Jersey)
Initiative: Municipal Engagement of Individuals with Disabilities
Grant years: 2021–22
This project aims to increase community engagement among people with disabilities. Based on feedback gathered from focus groups, including individuals with disabilities and caretakers, a guidance document was developed that: 1) provides municipal governments with improved strategies for communication and engagement of residents with disabilities in decision-making and community planning efforts; and 2) empowers people with disabilities to engage in quality of life decision-making within their own communities.
This guidance will be incorporated into existing Sustainable Jersey actions with public engagement, education, and outreach components, and promoted through partner organizations and Sustainable Jersey’s regular communication channels.