Local Agency & Subrecipient Resources

Local Agencies and other public entities that receive funds from CDOT are required to comply with 28 CFR Part 35 (Nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in state and local government services).

Local Agency Checklist:

Basic ADA Requirements for Local Agencies/Public Entities:

1. Designate an ADA Coordinator (50 employees or more).

28 CFR §35.107(a)

  • If the local government has fewer than 50 employees, it is not required to have an ADA Coordinator. HOWEVER, it is strongly recommended that an ADA coordinator or ADA designee be appointed.

2. Develop and post an ADA Policy Statement. 28 CFR §35.106.

3. Develop and post Grievance Procedures/Complaint Procedures.
28 CFR §35.107(b).

4. Complete a self-evaluation of current programs, services, and activities. 28 CFR §35.105.

5. Develop a Transition Plan. 28 CFR §35.150(d). (50 employees or more)

Entities with less than 50 employees are not exempt from ensuring their programs, services, and activities are accessible to persons with disabilities.  These entities are not subject to some of the same administrative requirements (designating an ADA Coordinator and developing a Transition Plan) – although it would be in their best interest to do something similar.

New Department of Justice Technical Assistance DocumentADA Update, A Primer for State and Local Governments

Click Here for US Access Board Animation Videos 

FHWA videos regarding above requirements:

Sidewalk Snow Removal & Sidewalk Repair Requirements for Denver and Surrounding Municipalities

ADA and the FTA: Improving Transit Access for People with Disabilities:

Learn more about FTA efforts to help transit agencies comply with the ADA by making rail systems more accessible nation-wide. 

Request Technical Assistance and/or Consultation with CDOT

Celina Milner Leon 
Equity & Engagement Manager
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2829 W. Howard Place
Denver, CO 80204