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Scarsdale Woman’s Club to Receive $125,000 Grant to Improve Accessibility

ScarsdaleWomansClubAssemblymember Amy Paulin is pleased to announce that the Scarsdale Woman’s Club will receive a capital funding grant of $125,000 from the Community Capital Assistance Program (CCAP). The project will enable the National Historic site to increase its accessibility to members of the disabled community through upgrades to the restrooms and reconstructing the exterior wheelchair ramp.

“I am thrilled that the state is investing in such a landmark institution as the Scarsdale Woman’s Club,” said Assemblymember Paulin. “These improvements will make it easier for those living with disabilities to access and enjoy the highly-respected cultural and civic programs held at the Club, and confirm the Club’s reputation as supporting all village residents.”

“We are delighted to begin the improvements to the Club’s home, thanks to this CCAP grant,” said Evelyn Kahlow, President of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club. “Our building is used not only by members, but also for meetings, events, concerts, recitals, and gatherings of civic-minded organizations like the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale and the Scarsdale Forum.”

The CCAP Program is administered by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (“DASNY”). All projects funded through the CCAP Program are subject to a three-way review and approval process among the Executive, Senate, and Assembly to ensure that the project meets the basic statutory requirements of the Program as well as capital funding guidelines.

The Scarsdale Woman’s Club will use the funding to build an addition to their building with an ADA-compliant restroom. The existing first-floor restroom and second-floor bathroom will be modified to include fixtures which will be accommodating for those with limited physical flexibility. The existing wheelchair ramp will be entirely reconstructed, subject to the design’s local approval.

“We are grateful to Assemblymember Paulin and her office for their support and guidance throughout the application process,” said Carol Sarcinella, Director of Development the Scarsdale Woman’s Club. “For over 100 years, we’ve aimed to make our Club a welcoming centerpiece of village life; this renovation directly helps further our mission.”

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