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The Federal Government Announced Grant Opportunity

Call for proposal – Deadline: September 23, 2011. The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) supports community-based projects across Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers, and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities. The Government of Canada built on the success of this program for people with disabilities delivered from 2008 to 2010, by providing an additional $45 million over the next three years, starting in 2010.
While EAF continues to provide funding for small projects, Budget 2010 expanded eligibility for the program to include mid-sized projects. This enables communities to undertake larger retrofit projects and foster partnerships for creating new facilities. Mid-sized project funding is not available at this time.

Organizations may apply for funding only when there is an open Call for Proposals. So apply now – deadline is September 23, 2011.

The Small Project Component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund provides grants of up to $50,000 per project to improve the built environment through renovation, construction and retrofitting of buildings; modification of vehicles for community use; and through the provision of accessible information and communication technologies.

More information visit http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability_issues/eaf/cfp/index.shtml