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Call for Proposals from Disability Alliance BC for Projects Promoting Accessibility and Inclusivity for People with Disabilities in British Columbia

Disability Alliance BC is pleased to announce today, August 15, 2018 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 5th, 2018 and funding for successful projects will be disbursed in early 2019.  Please review the Call for Proposals, Application, and accompanying documents for complete details about eligible projects.

Accessibility 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 has been selected by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) to disburse funding to community based “Accessibility Projects” that focus on at least one of the following:

    Accessible employment and community connection;
    Accessible emergency planning and response;
    Accessible arts, culture and tourism;
    Accessible sports and recreation;
    Accessible education and learning;
    Accessible community participation.

DABC will disburse a total of $450,000 to successful project proponents. Project proponents may apply for a minimum of $10,000 and maximum of $40,000 per project.

Eligible Organizations

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.

Project Guidelines

Please ensure you review all the contents before you start the application process. Click on this link for the CFP.

We strongly encourage you to share this CFP with other organizations in your networks.
Application Process

Project proposals must be submitted electronically and consist of:

    Completed Accessibility Project Application Form
    Completed Project Budget Template
    Two letters of reference
    Letter of Collaboration from Project Partner (if applicable)

Application packages are to be submitted via email using the subject heading Accessibility Project 2018 to the attention of Myung Lee at accessibilityprojects@disabilityalliancebc.org.

Applications not submitted through this process will not be accepted.
The Proposal Deadline: 4:30 pm, October 5th, 2018
Key Accessibility Project Dates
   
Key Date 1    Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, October 5th 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.
Key Date 2    Funding will be disbursed to successful proponents between December 3rd 2018 and January 15th 2019.
Key Date 3    Successful proponents will submit an interim written report to DABC by June 30th 2019.
Key Date 4    Successful proponents will submit a final written report to DABC by February 7th 2020. All projects must be completed by February 7th 2020.

For more information about the project, please contact:

Myung Lee, Project Manager
accessibilityprojects@disabilityalliancebc.org, 604-875-0188 ext. 121

(Source: http://disabilityalliancebc.org/program/accessibility-projects/ )




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