• Businesses can apply for a cost-shared grant to make accessibility-related improvements. Improvements can be for clients and customers, for employees or both.
• Grants are intended to improve overall accessibility and create welcoming commercial environments that persons with disabilities can access for business and employment opportunities.
• Limit of $100,000 per applicant per year.

The five categories of funding:

Built Environment:
Removing physical barriers for persons to access business services, by installing ramps, accessible washrooms, door openers, and other projects.

Accessible Communications Services:
Ensuring that all customers, clients and employees can access information related to a business.

Assistive Devices:
Ensuring that employees and consumers who are person with disabilities have the devices they need to effectively do their jobs and access places of business.

Universal Design Capacity Building:
Training in the field of Universal Design, both for technical services professionals and for persons with disabilities wishing to better understand its value.

Accessible Transportation:
Providing support for businesses to improve access to transportation services.

 

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