From 2003 to 2015, RRF Foundation for Aging (The Retirement Research Foundation) initiated the Accessible Faith Program to help Chicago-area congregations make physical improvements that enable greater participation by older adults. After awarding over $2,559,000 to support hundreds of accessibility improvements for houses of worship, the Foundation has closed the Accessible Faith Grant Program.
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RRF published this national guide to help congregations plan and implement accessibility projects.
Note: Referenced accessibility standards are those that were in effect at the time, the 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). ADAAG was superseded by the 2010 Standards, which went into effect on March 15, 2012. A brief comment about this was added to the electronic version of the national guide to alert readers to consult the new standards.