Accessibility Project Grant 2021
Call for Proposals
Promoting Inclusion and Accessibility for People with Disabilities
Proposal Deadline: 12:00 pm (noon), October 2nd, 2021
Disability Alliance BC is pleased to announce today, August 13, 2021 a Call for Proposals (CFP) for projects that promote greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities in BC communities. Funding of $10,000 to $40,000 per project will be disbursed to a maximum of $450,000. Proposals are due by October 2nd, 2021 and funding for successful projects will be disbursed in early 2022. Please review the Call for Proposals (CFP), Application Form, and accompanying documents for complete details about eligible projects.
BC celebrated its first annual Accessibility Week from May 27th to June 2nd, 2018. As part of the Province’s goal to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in BC, DABC was selected by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) to disburse funding to community based “Accessibility Projects.” With the successful administration of the Accessibility Project 2018, 2019, and 2020, DABC was again selected to administer Accessibility Project 2021.
Accessibility Projects must focus on at least one of the following:
- Accessible employment;
- Accessible emergency planning and response;
- Accessible arts, culture and tourism;
- Accessible sports and recreation;
- Accessible education and learning;
- Accessible community participation.
Eligible organizations must be BC-based not-for-profit organizations that operate primarily for community benefit and whose services are open to the public and not restricted to the organization’s membership. Organizations do not need to be a registered charity but must have a democratically elected volunteer Board chosen by its membership.
National or international organizations may be eligible, but only if they have a base of operations in BC and sufficient capacity to deliver services in BC. Governmental organizations, including municipalities, are ineligible for funding. Organizations that have a real or perceived conflict of interest with DABC or organizations who have previously been awarded an Accessibility Grant are also ineligible.
The following types of projects are ineligible:
- Research studies or projects aimed at producing policy briefs that do not directly result in improved accessibility outcomes for people with disabilities;
- Projects that provide or donate funds directly to people with disabilities other than for wages, contract fees, or expenses directly related to project participation;
- Previous projects that already received an Accessibility Grant.
Please ensure you review all the documents before you start the application process. Click on this link for the Call for Proposals.
We strongly encourage you to share this CFP with other organizations in your networks.
Project proposals must be submitted electronically and consist of:
- Application Form
- Project Budget (See Project Budget sample HERE)
- Two Letters of Support
- Letter of Collaboration from Project Partner (if applicable): optional.
All applications should be submitted via email using the subject heading “AP 2021-Your Organization Name” to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline, October 2nd, (noon), 2021.
- Applications not submitted through this process will not be accepted.
- Applications submitted by fax or mail will not be accepted. If you have a visual impairment and require accommodations, please contact us in advance.
- Please do not submit any attachments other than those required;
- Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
*Please contact us if you have any difficulty using the fillable application forms provided.
- DABC will issue a confirmation by email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please communicate with DABC within 2 business days (no later than Tuesday, October 5th at noon). It is your responsibility to make sure your application was successfully submitted;
- You will not be able to revise your application after the deadline unless asked;
- Any late arrival of documents will be not accepted.
Key Accessibility Project Dates
|Key Date 1||Applications must be received by 12:00 pm (Noon), October 2nd, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.|
|Key Date 2||Funding will be disbursed to successful proponents between December 3, 2021 and January 15, 2022.|
|Key Date 3||Successful proponents will submit an interim written report to DABC by June 30, 2022.|
|Key Date 4||Successful proponents will submit a final written report to DABC by February 4, 2023. All projects must be completed by February 4, 2023.|
For more information about the project, please contact:
Toll Free: 1-800-663-1278