Funding: Enabling Accessibility Fund for mid-sized projects – Overview
Deadline: May 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Zone
The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations interested in receiving contribution funding from the Enabling Accessibility Fund for mid-sized projects. Funding will support the construction, renovation and retrofit of accessible facilities or venuesFootnote 1 in Canadian communities that offer or plan to offer programs and/or services that focus on a holistic approachFootnote 2 in addressing the social and/or labour market integration needs of people with disabilities.
This is the first of a two-step application process. For this first step, the Government of Canada is seeking an overview of your proposed project. As this is a competitive process, not all Applications for Funding will be retained. If your Application for Funding is retained, you will be invited to submit a full proposal. At that time, you will be asked to provide additional information about your proposed project.
Notes: Funded projects are expected to begin in early 2019. Eligible organizations may submit a maximum of one (1) Application for Funding in this process.
It is recommended that you read the entire guide before you start completing your Application for Funding. It contains important details on the information and supporting documentation that Employment and Social Development Canada requires to assess your application. Not doing so could result in an incomplete Application for Funding and the rejection of your application from this process.
After the application submission deadline, this guide will no longer be available online. You may wish to print or save a copy of this guide before the deadline in order to refer to it after the process is closed.
This is the first of a two-step application process. For this first step, only the following questions in the Application for Funding must be answered: 1 to 37, 40 to 48, 50, 53 to 55, 57, 58 and 64. This guide is specifically designed to help you complete only those questions. As this is a competitive process, not all applications will be retained.
Applicants that are successful in step one of this application process will be invited, in the fall of 2018, to develop a full proposal. Another guide with specific instructions will be provided to those applicants. At that time, you may be asked to provide additional information about your proposed project and submit additional supporting documents.
Overview of the timeline for this process
- Call for concept: March 29 to May 24, 2018
- Notification of decision of application: Fall 2018
- Invitation to submit a full project proposal: Fall 2018
- Projects anticipated to begin: Early 2019
If you have enquiries about this application process, please send an email to the following email address: NC-HIP-PIP-EAF_ODI-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca. Enquiries sent before May 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time Zone will be answered.
Purpose of this guide
The purpose of this guide is to help you complete the Application for Funding for this first step of the application process. It consists of six tabs (presented above). You should read each tab before you start completing your application. The guide provides:
- Important information about this application and assessment process;
- Instructions on how best to respond to the questions in the Application for Funding; and,
- A checklist of the documents that you are required to submit with your application. An early review of the checklist is suggested to ensure completeness of your application within the required timelines.
If your Application for Funding is retained in this first step of the process, you will be invited to submit a full project proposal in the fall of 2018.
Objective of this funding process: Enabling Accessibility Fund for mid-sized projects
The objective of this process is to support new construction, renovation, and retrofit projects of accessible facilities and venues in Canadian communities. These facilities and venues must offer or plan to offer programs and services that focus on a holistic approach in addressing the social and/or labour market integration needs of people with disabilities.
Expected results of this funding process: Enabling Accessibility Fund for mid-sized projects
This process seeks to:
- increase accessibility in facilities and venues for people with disabilities;
- increase access for people with disabilities to programs/services; and,
- increase opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in and contribute to community life and/or the labour market.
Background on the Enabling Accessibility Fund
There are three different funding components under the Enabling Accessibility Fund: mid-sized projects, small projects and youth innovation. General information about these three funding components can be found on the Enabling Accessibility Fund webpage. Information about upcoming funding opportunities for the small projects and the youth innovation components can be found on the ESDC funding page.
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