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Funding Opportunities

District of Hudson's Hope
Accessibility Upgrades

Enabling Accessibility Fund - The Small Projects Component

Federal Government
About

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. The EAF supports Canada's Disability Inclusion Action Plan, in particular Pillar 3 - Accessible and Inclusive Communities. To learn more, consult the Canada's Disability Inclusion Action Plan, 2022. The EAF aims to create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to: 

  • take part in community activities, programs, and services, or 

  • access employment 


There are 3 different program components in the EAF. Each component holds separate calls for funding. 


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




Funding

Up to $125,000 for a project that is up to 2 years in duration


The EAF has introduced flat rate costing to the small and mid-sized projects components. 

The flat rate calculator provides the amount of funding for: 

  • ramps 

  • accessible doors 

  • accessible washrooms 

  • elevators lifts 

  • pool lifts 

  • multi-sensory rooms/stations 

  • accessible playgrounds 

  • accessible parking 

  • accessible drop-off areas 

  • accessible electric vehicle charging stations 


If you are applying for funding for these projects, refer to the flat rate information sheet.

Application Period

May 28, 2024, to July 23, 2024

Eligible Applicants
  • Not-for-profit organizations

  • For-profit organizations

  • Indigenous organizations

  • Municipal and territorial governments

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria will be further defined during each funding process.

Project examples may include: 

  • building ramps, accessible doors, and accessible washrooms

  • installing screen reader devices and hearing loop systems 

  • constructing a universally designed office 

  • creating an accessible playground 

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