Funding: Enabling Accessibility in Workplaces and Communities – 1. Overview

From Employment and Social Development Canada

Current Status of the small projects call for proposals: Closed

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement within 21 calendar days of submitting their application. Further to this acknowledgment, applicants will be notified of the status of their application within 90 days of the Call for Proposals (CFP) closing date of July 26, 2017.

Recipients must not start their projects until an agreement has been signed by a representative of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

Not all applications submitted under this CFP will be approved. Funding is limited and is subject to budget considerations of ESDC, and allocation of funds by Parliament.

Decisions are final and there is no appeal process.

1. Overview

The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports the capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.

From installing screen reader devices, hearing induction loop systems, automated door openers, constructing a universally designed office or retrofitting a washroom with an accessible toilet, grab bars and taps, the Enabling Accessibility Fund works to enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in their community and the economy. The program includes the following two funding streams:

The Workplace Accessibility Stream which provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility and safety in workplaces across Canada. Eligible projects must be directly related to maintaining or creating job opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Community Accessibility Stream which provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility and safety in communities across Canada. Eligible projects must be directly related to removing barriers and increasing accessibility for people with disabilities in community spaces where programs and/or services are offered, or will be offered, to people with disabilities.

Eligible Recipients: Not-for-profit organizations; For profit organizations; Municipalities; Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and, Territorial governments.

Eligibility criteria are further defined during calls for proposals.

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