Nova Scotia Canada Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program 2022 – 2023

Deadline: July 29, 2022.

Nova Scotia Canada Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program 2022 – 2023

The Nova Scotia Canada Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program 2022 – 2023 helps businesses make accessibility-related improvements for clients, customers, and employees. Businesses can apply for a cost-shared grant to make accessibility-related improvements. Improvements can be for clients and customers, for employees, or both.

Categories of Funding

  1. Built Environment: Removing physical barriers for persons to access business services, by installing ramps, accessible washrooms, door openers, and other projects.
  2. Accessible Communications Services: Ensuring that all customers, clients, and employees can access information related to a business.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Accessible Transportation: Providing support for businesses to improve access to transportation services.

When applying, keep in mind:

  • maximum grant amounts available per year is $100,000 over multiple categories, per applicant
    features and improvements required by law, legislation or the Nova Scotia Building code are not eligible
  • only recognized educational institutions or organizations that deliver training and educational services targeted at the business community are eligible for the Universal Design Capacity funding category
  • contact Wayne Matheson ([email protected]), Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Coordinator
  • funding available for Accessible Transportation projects are limited to up to 2/3 of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $20,000
  • please ensure requested documentation is included in your application to prevent delays in processing

Program guidelines (PDF)

Program application (PDF)

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