Enabling Accessibility Fund is Now Accepting Applications

I am encouraging local community groups, municipalities, and small businesses in Westman to submit proposals through the 2016 Enabling Accessibility Fund for projects that will help improve accessibility in community facilities for people with disabilities.

I need your help to spread the news that the Enabling Accessibility Fund is now accepting funding proposals.

I am encouraging local community groups, municipalities, and small businesses in Westman to submit proposals through the 2016 Enabling Accessibility Fund for projects that will help improve accessibility in community facilities for people with disabilities.

It is important that we improve accessibility so everyone in our communities can fully participate in society.

Projects such as renovating community facilities where programs and/or services are offered to people with disabilities, retrofitting motor vehicles used as community-based transportation and providing information and communications technologies to make them more accessible for the community are eligible for funding.

Examples of eligible accessibility project activities include, but are not limited to:

  • add and/or retrofit recreational structures to ensure they are accessible to children with disabilities and build an accessible path which provides access to people with disabilities from the entrance of a public park that includes recreational spaces for children;
  • installation of a lift in an organization where services are provided to veterans with disabilities, to provide access to the floor where the services are offered;
  • in a senior organization that offers art classes dedicated to seniors with disabilities, retrofit washrooms to ensure they are accessible to seniors with disabilities;
  • installation of an access ramp and automated power door openers to enable the access of veterans with disabilities to the common living room of a residence for veterans;
  • renovations to widen hallways and doorways in common areas that are too narrow for a person using a wheelchair, electric scooter or walker in a public facility;

Eligible recipients for this program are:

  • not-for-profit organizations;
  • small businesses (maximum 99 full-time equivalent employees);
  • small municipalities (population under 125,000 as per census data);

All applications are reviewed against eligibility criteria, call for proposal requirements, and program objectives. The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, July 26, 2016

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.edsc.gc.ca/eng/disability/eaf/index.shtml


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