Equal Access to Diaper Changing Duty

Equal Access to Diaper Changing Duty

Council Program Allows Businesses to Apply for Grants to Add Changing Station in Men’s,
Women’s and Family Bathrooms

Columbus City Councilmember Michael Stinziano is announcing funding for a new grant program for small businesses and organizations to increase equal access to diaper changing stations for all parents and guardians in the City of Columbus.

Businesses and other organizations will be encouraged to apply for changing stations to grant equal access to their facilities.

In addition, the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks will also install equally accessible changing stations in 30 recreations centers throughout the City.

The application process will begin in July.

Eligibility Standards:

  1. Applicants must be a small business or organization determined to be in good standing with the City of Columbus, with fifty or less employees, with public-use restrooms;
  2. Locations with gender-designated restrooms must apply for, and install upon reward, two changing stations to ensure equal access to parents of both genders;
  3. Locations with a family restroom, or non-gender-designated restroom, may apply for, and install upon reward, one diaper changing station

Grant applications will be accepted from a wide variety of small businesses and organizations.

To Apply:

Applicants will be rewarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the original allotment of diaper changing stations is exhausted.

Questions should be directed to: Councilmember Michael Stinziano’s Office By calling 614-645-5829

Printed in OhioMBE – June 15, 2017