Monday, August 27, 2012

 

Federal Gov't News

Improving Access

Funding available to municipalities and local not-for-profits

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

hrough the Government of Canada's Enabling Accessibility Fund, local organizations can now apply for funding for projects that will create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities, announced Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

 

"The Enabling Accessibility Fund helps Canadians with disabilities participate more fully in society." Strahl added, "It is also a great opportunity for local organizations to renew their facilities and has the added bonus of creating jobs through construction and renovation."

Not-for-profits, municipalities with populations under 250,000, and small businesses are among the eligible organizations that can apply for funding for up to $50,000. Projects may include: renovations, construction and retrofitting of buildings; modification of vehicles for community use; or enhancements to make information and communication technologies more accessible.

To find out how to apply for funding or for more information about the Fund, please visit: www.hrsdc.gc.ca/disability

 

 

 

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