To be considered for the grant:
The applicant must be a tenant or the property owner of the building. A letter of support from the property owner is required if the applicant is the tenant.
The building must be commercial or mixed-use and be located within the Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA) of one of the following municipalities: Brockton, Northern Bruce Peninsula, or South Bruce.
The renovations and upgrades must be compliant with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
Project work must not have started (including purchasing any materials) until the application has been approved.
Properties previously awarded grants are not eligible for additional funding under the same grant category unless:
- The grant was provided more than five years ago; or
- Either the tenant and/or property owner changed since the last grant was provided; or
- The application is clearly for different physical elements of the building/property (as determined by County Staff)
50% of total project cost (excluding taxes) up to $3,000.
Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to: Automatic doors (exterior or interior)
- Accessible dressing rooms
- Accessible washrooms
- Wheelchair ramps
- Flat entrance (in place of stairs)
- Other approved by Bruce County permanent renovations or upgrades that improve the accessibility of the exterior or interior of the commercial building
Ineligible projects include, but are not limited to:
- Temporary or 'removable' project materials or elements
Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Areas
A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool that allows a municipality to direct funds and implement policy initiatives toward a specifically defined project area and are intended to encourage rehabilitation initiatives and/or stimulate development.
Eligible Municipalities with Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA) applicable for this grant currently include: Brockton, Northern Bruce Peninsula, and South Bruce.