Funding: Enabling Accessibility in Workplaces and Communities – 5. Apply

From Employment and Social Development Canada

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Deadline: July 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

5. Apply


Before sending your completed Standard Grant Application for Funding, please ensure that you have included all of the following documents in your application package.

Required Documentation Checklist

Once your application for funding form is completed and signed, please ensure that the following required documents are included with your application.

  • Application form
    Filled out in its entirety. Please see Developing your application for detailed instructions.

  • Authorization
    A scanned copy of the pages of the application form containing authorized signatures.

  • Proof of organization type and status
    A document from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that includes your organization’s business or registration number with the CRA (e.g. tax-related document, CRA correspondence).

  • Proof of contributions from other sources
    Letter(s) from all contributing organizations confirming cash and/or in-kind contributions towards the project, demonstrating that your organization has met the mandatory leveraging requirements for this CFP*. See Section 3A of Developing your application.

    *For the purpose of this CFP, the 35% leveraging requirement does not apply to organizations from the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

  • External cost estimates (3 per activity)
    At least three external estimates for each activity of the proposed project are required from three separate contractors or an acceptable rationale why three estimates cannot be provided and how project costs were calculated.

    Projects with a total cost of less than $5,000 need only submit one external estimate.

  • Proof of ownership or lease agreement (if applicable)
    For activities which include renovation, construction and/or retrofit of facilities, proof that the project is not located on Government of Canada property, nor in a private home or dwelling (e.g. building ownership proof, lease agreement).

  • Letter of consent from the landlord/lease provider (if applicable)
    For activities which include renovation, construction and/or retrofit of facilities which your organization currently rents/leases, a letter indicating the consent of the implementation of the proposed project activities from the landlord/lease provider of the property.

Submit your application

Your application must be submitted by e-mail no later than July 26, 2017 before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Applications received after this deadline will be disqualified.

Please submit your application to:

Note that applications cannot be submitted through other means, including cloud storage service providers such as Dropbox or Google Drive. Applications sent using such means will be rejected.

Please sign the appropriate section(s) and provide a scanned image of the signed page(s) only.

If you are unable to scan all the required sections or any other documents, you may mail them by July 26, 2017 before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) to the following address:

EAF Submissions
Mailstop: 402
National Grants & Contributions Delivery Center (ESDC)
140 Promenade du Portage
Phase IV. 4th Floor
Gatineau, QC K1A 0J9

In your e-mail, clearly indicate if further documentation will be forthcoming by mail. For any documents mailed, clearly indicate the organization name and project title.

In addition, you are encouraged to apply for funding through the Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS). GCOS is a secure web environment which allows stakeholders to apply for funding opportunities (grants and contributions) online and subsequently manage their Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) active projects. This includes tracking the status of their application as well as submitting claims or supporting documents all within one online system.

If you already have a Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS) account you are strongly encouraged to apply online now. If you need help to retrieve your user name or password you may follow instructions in the Grants and Contributions Online Services - Account Registration User Guide (section 1.1.5), or contact the Employer Contact Centre for support at 1-800-367-5693.

Please Note: Organizations need to have a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number as well as the legal and operating name and address of their organization, as registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), to create a GCOS account. It may take several business days to finalize your GCOS account; you are strongly encouraged to initiate the one time GCOS account creation process as soon as possible. The same GCOS account can also be used to apply for other funding opportunities available at ESDC.

Details about the complete registration process can be found on the Registering for GCOS page.

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