NEW GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT ACCESSIBILITY PROJECTS FOR MANITOBA MUNICIPALITIES, NON-PROFITS AND BUSINESSES

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Applications Open March 1 for Funding to Remove Barriers for People with Disabilities, Promote Accessibility Provincewide: Squires

The Manitoba government is calling for applications for grants of up to $50,000 from the Manitoba Accessibility Fund (MAF) for organizations that will promote accessibility and remove barriers for people with disabilities, Families Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for accessibility, announced today.

“The Manitoba Accessibility Fund was established to help organizations make changes to eliminate barriers to their services,” said Squires. “Including everyone is not only the right thing to do, it helps ensure services are easily available to all Manitobans, which makes a real difference in peoples’ lives. I encourage Manitoba employers to look at ways they can improve accessibility and apply for a grant to help make that idea a reality.”

For 2022-23, application intake will begin March 1 and must target the three accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act affecting customer service, employment or information and communications. Projects must fulfill one of three objectives including:

  • raising awareness about the prevention and removal of barriers;
  • developing tools, resources and training to support compliance with legislated standards; or
  • removing barriers to information and communications electronically in print and in person.

The Manitoba Accessibility Fund, managed by the Winnipeg Foundation, was launched in 2021 with a $20 million investment.

Full article: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/?archive=&item=53313