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A Letter from Cheryl Gallant
Member of Parliment

 

Dear Chief Peltier,

In co-operation with your efforts, once again as the official opposition critic of FedNor, I am providing information on a funding opportunity to ensure that the Wikwemikong First Nation has a chance to benefit from the program.

Applications are now being accepted for the Enabling Accessability Fund (EAF's) Workplace Accessability Stream and the Community Accesibility Stream.

The EAF was established by the Conservative Government in 2007 to help fund small projects in communities across Canada to improve accessabilities for persons with physical disabilities. Since 2007, the funding has been provided to 2,300 accessability projects across Canada.

This funding may be used for:

• The renovation, construction and retrofitting of workplaces, buildings and community facilities
• The modification of vehicles for community or work use
• The provision of accessable information and communication technologies for work or community use.

All projects funded through this componentmust creat or enhance accessability for people with disabilities within Canada. in this call for proposals, priority will be given to projects that enhance access for children with disabilities, veterans with disabilities and seniors with disabilities.

Organizations eligiblefor Grants upto $50,000 include:

• Not for profit organizations
• Municipalities with a population of under 125,000
• Small business' with fewer than 99 employees

The deadline for submissions is July 26th, 2016. To learn more please visit my website at www.cherylgallant.com and click on Enabling Accessability under the Programs tab.

 

Sincerly,


Cheryl Gallant
Member of Parliment
Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke