Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program
• 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:
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.
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.
Providing support for businesses to improve access to transportation services.