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Mayor Announced Linden Received the Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Grant


LINDEN, NJ - Linden Mayor Derek Armstead announced that Linden has received the Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities (ROID) grant worth $19,120 from the N.J. Department of Community Affairs.  This is the second year that Linden has been awarded the grant.

“We are happy to receive the ROID grant from the NJ Department of Community Affairs,” said Mayor Armstead.  “Having financial support to help us include individuals with disabilities into our recreational activities is important.  In government, it is our responsibility to help those less fortunate than others, which is what the ROID grant does for our community,” he added. 

Linden’s special needs children are able to participate in the bowling and summer day camp recreation programs as a result of the ROID grant.  Linden Recreation Director, Al MacDonald, who applied for the competitive grant, said “the whole goal is to mainstream our special needs children into our regular recreation programs as much as possible.”  He goes on to say that “these children really enjoy connecting and playing with the other children.” 

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Contract Administrator, NJ Department of Community Affairs, Jennifer Underwood, said that she is happy that towns and municipalities are able to integrate individuals with disabilities into their recreation programs.   

The purpose of the ROID grant is to assist local governmental entities in meeting their mandates, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, to include people with disabilities into their municipal and county recreation and leisure services. Each individual has the right to participate with their fellow citizens in their local recreation programs. Local governmental entity needs to provide the necessary accommodations to ensure their full inclusion.  This grant attempts to help local government entities fulfill this inclusion.

Parents with special needs should contact the Linden Recreation Department for additional information on the services that are offered 908-474-8600 or visit Linden website

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