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Centralized Accommodation Fund (CAF)


The Centralized Accommodation Fund (CAF) was established to assist with the cost of providing reasonable workplace accommodations for employees, as required under the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and University Policy. Departments have primary responsibility for costs associated with reasonable workplace and program-related disability accommodation requests.


Please refer to the Employment Accommodation Procedure page for details on how Employees with Disabilities may Request Workplace Accommodations.

Following the identification of a reasonable accommodation(s),

The department will follow all university procurement and financial procedures necessary to secure workplace accommodation(s). If the department requires financial assistance to comply with the accommodation request, a request for financial assistance to cover the cost of the accommodation(s) can be submitted by completing the CAF Request Form for further review by OAE. The form must be approved by the Dean and/or Department Head and returned to the ADA Coordinator, along with the appropriate purchase documentation and confirmation of receipt.

If the request for funding assistance is denied, the ADA Coordinator will notify the department in writing. Denial will not alleviate the department’s responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations required by an employee timely.

As fund administrator, the ADA Coordinator will review each request within two business days. Upon approval, the Office for Access and Equity (OAE) will work with the department to ensure that the department receives the approved funds for the accommodation. The ADA Coordinator will follow up with the department to confirm that the accommodation is in place. In addition, OAE will maintain an inventory of CAF purchases.