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Call for Concepts: 2018 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Mid-Sized Projects

Call for Concepts: 2018 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Mid-Sized Projects

April 1, 2018

The Government of Canada last week invited not-for-profit and Indigenous organizations, municipalities and territorial governments to apply for funding for retrofit, renovation or new construction projects of accessible facilities or venues through the 2018 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) call for concepts (CFC) for mid-sized projects.

The Mid-Sized Projects Component provides contributions of up to $3 million to support larger retrofit, renovation or construction projects of facilities or venues that house programs and services geared towards addressing the social and/or labour market integration needs of people with disabilities in a holistic manner. Eligible projects may include the creation or expansion of existing centres or hubs which offer centralized programming and services for people with disabilities in their communities. Examples of such programs and services may include: educational and career planning support, job search assistance, interview and job skills development, counselling, life transition support, etc.

Eligible applicants have until May 24, 2018, to submit their project concept application online, by mail or email.

The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations interested in receiving contribution funding from the Enabling Accessibility Fund for mid-sized projects. Funding will support the construction, renovation and retrofit of accessible facilities or venues in Canadian communities that offer or plan to offer programs and/or services that focus on a holistic approach in addressing the social and/or labour market integration needs of people with disabilities.

This is the first of a two-step application process. For this first step, the Government of Canada is seeking an overview of your proposed project. As this is a competitive process, not all Applications for Funding will be retained. If your Application for Funding is retained, you will be invited to submit a full proposal. At that time, you will be asked to provide additional information about your proposed project.

Overview of the timeline for this process

  • Call for concept: March 29 to May 24, 2018
  • Notification of decision of application: Fall 2018
  • Invitation to submit a full project proposal: Fall 2018
  • Projects anticipated to begin: Early 2019

Additional Information:

(Via Employment and Social Development Canada)

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