Enabling Accessibility Fund: Small Projects Component

By mmuise

The small projects component provides grant funding for small-scale construction and communication technology projects that improve accessibility in communities and workplaces.

Comments on Funding:

Grant funding can be up to $100,000 per project.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants must be one of the following:

  • not-for-profit organization;
  • for-profit organization with a maximum of 99 full-time equivalent employees;
  • municipalities;
  • Indigenous organizations, including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities;
  • registered and/or licensed Early Learning and Child Care centres. ELCC centres situated in or on public school property will be required to demonstrate that the proposed project activity is exclusively for the use of the child care centre/program;
  • Indigenous ELCCs, ESDC recognizes that not all Indigenous ELCC centres (including those on reserves, operating in Inuit communities, or operated by Self-Governing First Nations or Modern Treaty Holders) are issued a registration or licensing number. These organizations are still eligible to apply under this call. In question 34 of the application for funding form, please include a statement if this is the case;
  • territorial government.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. read the applicant guide;

2. gather the supporting documents;

3. apply online.

Documentation Needed:

Applicant must submit a complete application package, including:
1. a completed application for funding form
2. the completed online fillable EAF Calculator (for both flat rate and non-flat rate project activities)
3. for non-flat rate projects, you will need to provide 1 external cost estimate (quote) or a valid rationale explaining why a quote could not be obtained. Details on how you arrived at this estimated cost must be provided
4. a proof of leveraging (if applicable)
5. a digital picture of the workplace or community space to be improved in an appropriate format (JPEG). This is not required for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects
6. a document which includes both your CRA number (or an acceptable alternative) and your organization’s address

Other Things to Note:

Current status: Closed

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