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Grants to Canada Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies
to Improve Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities

Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) - Small Projects Component

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Deadline Date:

07/13/20 3:00 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to Canada nonprofits, municipalities, territorial governments, businesses, and Indigenous organizations to improve accessibility in workplaces and community facilities. Funding is intended for small construction projects that will increase safety and accessibility. Examples of projects are renovations, retrofit projects, construction, and improved communication technology.

This process will provide funding for projects that improve accessibility and safety for persons with disabilities in:

  • A facility where persons with disabilities work or could work in the future (Workplace Accessibility Stream); or
  • A community space where programs or services are, or will be available for persons with disabilities (Community Accessibility Stream)

Examples of eligible costs:

  • Professional fees such as technical expertise and construction contractors
  • Costs of the construction or the renovation of a building, including materials, supplies and labour
  • Costs of the purchase or rental of tools, equipment or machinery necessary to complete the project
  • Costs related to information technology specific to the needs of persons with disabilities. It includes adapted computer software, screens, keyboards and mice, and costs related to the purchase of universal accessible equipment
  • Costs related to the purchase of universal accessible or ergonomic accessories and furniture
  • Other costs approved as part of the funding agreement with ESDC

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154538

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount requested from ESDC cannot exceed $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects cannot exceed 24 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To receive funding, your organization must be a:
- Not-for-profit (an organization that does not make money for itself)
- Business (with a maximum of 99 full-time equivalent employees)
- Small municipality (with population under 125,000 as per the 2016 Census data)
- Indigenous organization (including band council, tribal council and self-governing organization)
- Territorial government

Your project activities cannot be:
- On a Government of Canada property
- In a public hospital
- In a public school (or on school grounds)
- In a private home or dwelling

Your organization must not have received funding from the 2018 EAF funding processes for small and mid-sized projects.

For the purpose of this funding process, these activities are not eligible:
- Retrofit of motor vehicles (for example, cars, vans, buses) used for community-based or individual transport
- Construction, renovation or retrofit activities that aim to decorate or improve esthetics of a building or its surroundings

Examples of ineligible costs (not limited to):
- Costs incurred before the signing of the agreement
- Costs for the purchase of furniture or equipment that does not include features to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities. For example: lockers, refrigerators, Interac terminals, defibrillators
- Costs linked to constructing, renovating, or retrofitting: Government of Canada properties, publicly funded hospitals, publicly funded schools, private homes or dwellings
- Costs linked to purchasing, retrofitting and modifying motor vehicles (for example cars, vans, buses)
- Training costs associated with the project
- Routine repairs and maintenance costs, or general costs (overhead, administrative and operating costs, etc.)
- Costs related with the research and the development of a technology
- Costs related with the commercialization, the marketing and the promotion of a product or a service
- Employee salaries and benefits
- Landscaping for esthetic purposes

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information sessions will be held. You can attend online or by teleconference. If you are interested, send an email and specify your preferred language (English or French) and if you need accommodations. You
will be provided with the dates of the information sessions and the instructions on how to attend.

Pre-Application Information:

If you need accommodations, such as alternate format of documents, please email the request before June 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT).

Questions may be sent via email. Any questions sent before July 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM (EDT) will be answered.

You can apply between June 2, 2020 and July 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM Eastern daylight time (EDT).

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will inform applicants of decisions between September 2020 and December 2020.

ESDC will use a first come, first served process for applications for:
- Ramps
- Accessible doors
- Accessible washrooms

Other project activities will be considered for funding after the call closes on July 13, 2020. All applications will be assessed.

Applicant Guide:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund-small-projects/applicant-guide.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send your complete application package to NC-HIP-PIP-EAF_ODI-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Questions and requests for information may also be sent to the email above.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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