Enabling Accessibility Fund

The Government of Canada is encouraging businesses and community organizations to apply for the 2016 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). A call for proposals has gone out for projects qualifying for one of the EAF’s two funding streams, Workplace Accessibility and Community Accessibility.

Since its establishment in 2007, the EAF has funded over 2300 projects, designed to improve accessibility for thousands of Canadians. The EAF Workplace Accessibility Stream accepts proposals for funding from businesses wanting to improve accessibility where people work. Organizations with up to 99 full-time equivalent employees can qualify for funding of up to $50,000 for renovations, retrofits, or new construction. The EAF Community Accessibility Stream provides funding for the renovation, retrofit, or construction of community facilities, so that programs that take place there can be accessed by more people. Projects may also relate to making information and communication technologies more accessible.

The deadline for applications to the EAF is July 26, 2016, 2016. To read the full news article about the EMF on the Newswire website, click here. For further information, visit the EAF’s official website here.