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Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act must be met by local public agencies to be eligible for federal assistance and grants. The Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) has assisted the LPAs in the Michiana Region in completing the ADA Transition Plans for the Public Rights-of-Way. 

All government agencies are required to do a self-evaluation (take inventory) of their programs for discrimination and compliance (but are not required to do a transition plan).  The inventory must be made available for public comment.  In addition all LPAs are required to publish their nondiscrimination notice and complaint policy.

Government agencies with at least 15 employees (including full-time, part-time and volunteer employees, elected officials and contractual employees) are required to do a self-evaluation (collection of inventory) of their programs (current services, policies, and practices) for discrimination and compliance; are required to have a designated official (coordinator) responsible for their ADA compliance; and they must also have a grievance/compliance procedure. The inventory must be made available for public comment.  In addition they are required to publish their nondiscrimination notice and grievance/compliance procedure.

Government agencies with 50 or more employees (including full-time, part-time and volunteer employees, elected officials and contractual employees) are required to complete an ADA Transition Plan as stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. 

A good introductory resource for LPA's is the NCHP report (2009), ADA Transition Plans: A Guide to Best Management Practices. This report details seven steps for meeting the requirements of ADA:

  1. Designate an ADA Coordinator
  2. Provide public notice of ADA requirements
  3. Establish a grievance procedure
  4. Develop internal design standards, specifications, and details
  5. Assign personnel for the development of the Transition Plan and completing it
  6. Approve a schedule and budget for the Transition Plan
  7. Monitor the progress on the implementation of the transition plan.

Below is a list of all the completed Transition Plans in the Region.  If there are any questions, please contact the ADA Coordinator listed in the plan or MACOG.

Local Public Agencies:

Elkhart County Kosciusko County Marshall County St. Joseph County
Elkhart Silver Lake Plymouth South Bend
Goshen Syracuse Bourbon Lakeville
Middlebury Warsaw Bremen North Liberty
Nappanee Winona Lake Culver Osceola
Wakarusa Milford   Roseland
  North Webster    

  


 If you have any questions, please contact MACOG at (574) 674-8894 or e-mail us at macogdir@macog.com.