Aug 22, 2012 – 12:06 PM
Deadline: October 5, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Please note that the call will be open from August 21, 2012 until October 5, 2012. Only proposals postmarked on or before the closing date of October 5, 2012 will be considered in this process. To find out how to apply for funding or for more information about the Fund, visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/disability
The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports community-based projects across Canada that improves accessibility, remove barriers and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities.
The Small Project Component provides grant funding to projects that improve the accessibility of existing facilities. Projects may include: the renovation, construction and retrofitting of buildings; the modification of vehicles for community use; and the provision of accessible communication technologies, such as audio induction loop systems and screen readers.
Who can apply:
- not-for-profit organizations
- small municipalities (with populations under 250 000 according to census data)
- small private-sector organizations (fewer than 50 employees and under $5 million in gross revenue per year)
- colleges and universities
- territorial governments
- Aboriginal governments
Organizations may apply for funding only when there is an open call for proposals.
Call for Proposals for Small Projects Now Open
This component provides grant funding of up to $50,000 per project to improve the built environment through renovation, construction and retrofitting of buildings; the modification of vehicles for community use; and enhancements to make information and communication technologies more accessible.
Funding for at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs must come from non-federal government sources.
The application form and guidelines can be found on our Web site. All applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines before completing the application. For further information regarding the call, please visit our Web site at: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability_issues/eaf/cfp/index.shtml.