2016 Enabling Accessibility Fund

June 1, 2016

LINDSAY – Local MP Jamie Schmale is encouraging businesses and community organizations to apply for funding through the 2016 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). This EAF call for applications includes a Workplace Accessibility and a Community Accessibility funding stream.

The Workplace Accessibility Stream

The Workplace Accessibility Stream provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in workplaces across Canada. Projects may include:

  • renovating, retrofitting or constructing workplaces in which job opportunities for people with disabilities could be created or maintained;
  • retrofitting motor vehicles for work use; and
  • providing information and communications technologies for work use.

To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to maintaining or creating job opportunities for people with disabilities. All projects must also meet the specific eligibility criteria identified in calls for proposals, including support from their community.
The Community Accessibility Stream

The Community Accessibility Stream provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. Projects may include:

  • renovating, retrofitting or constructing 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 for community use.

To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to removing barriers and increasing accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities. All projects must also meet the specific eligibility criteria identified in calls for proposals, including support from the community.
Eligible applicants can submit proposals until Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
More information available at: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/eaf/index.shtml

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For more information contact:
Jamie Schmale, MP   – (705) 324-2400 or (866) 688-9881