MP Larry Miller Announces Funding for Local Accessibility Projects

January 16, 2015

 

MP Larry Miller Announces Funding for Local Accessibility Projects

 

Ottawa, ON – Recently, Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, announced that $176,526 in funding through the Enabling Accessibility Fund has been issued for 7 local projects. These funds will improve accessibility for those with disabilities.

 

The Enabling Accessibility Fund is a program that supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces. Eligible projects include: installing automated door openers, constructing a universally designed office, retrofitting a washroom with an accessible toilet, grab bars, etc.

 

Below is a list of projects that will be funded through the Enabling Accessibility Fund:

 

Hanover Civic Centre – $6,500

–       Installation of automated door openers.

 

Rockcliffe Gospel Temple – $20,566

–       Installation of automated door openers.

 

Georgian Shores United Church – $24,000

–       Construction of an exterior ramp.

 

Hepworth Baptist Church – $50,000

–       Installation of an elevator.

 

Cape Croker United Church – $26,000

–       Installation of lifts, construction of an exterior walkway with accessible porch, ramps and the construction of a deck.

 

Bijou Theatre (Chesley) – $8,250

–       Installation of new doors with automated openers.

 

Harrison Park – $41,210

–       Construction of accessible washrooms.

 

“I am very pleased to see that these organizations have received funding through this round of funding under the Enabling Accessibility Fund,” said Miller. “This program has supported numerous successful projects in communities throughout Bruce and Grey counties in previous years. I am looking forward to seeing these projects completed to improve accessibility in the area.”

 

For more information on the Enabling Accessibility Fund please visit; http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/eaf//index.shtml.

 

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