Before you fill out this application, you'll need the following:
- Owner's signed authorization form
- 11x17 concept design/drawing of proposed improvements
- A front elevation photo of your building
- Proposed front elevation detailed drawings
- List of what is going to be removed
- List of the proposed additions – new specifications
The Accessibility Improvement Grant Program has been created to promote improved accessibility to existing buildings within Uptown Keswick, Sutton and Jackson's Point. All applications for this grant program will be considered subject to the availability of funding. Program eligibility will be determined by Staff in consultation with the Economic Development Committee (EDC).
Grants approved under this program would be provided to property owners/business operators following the submission of the final invoices for the renovation work completed, indicating that the suppliers/contractors have been paid in full.
Eligibility for accessibility improvements include minimizing curb cuts, articulated crosswalks clearly identifying pedestrian crossing, consistent paving of roads, barrier-free storefront access, ramps or the improvement of business access (eliminating stairs), rear lot parking, enhanced lighting in pedestrian walkways and additional accessibility improvements as approved by the Town and EDC. Accessibility Improvements must follow the Accessibility Requirements in the Ontario Building Code in order to be approved.
The grant would be up to a maximum of $2,000 or 50 per cent of the cost of the improvement, whichever is less.
All building owners who are located within the CIP Areas are eligible to apply for funding under his grant program, subject to the following requirements, and the availability of funding as approved by Council:
- Any property owner wishing to be considered for a grant under this program must complete and submit for Town approval a Landscape Improvement Grant Application Form to the Town, including a Landscape design concept, prior to the start of the project.
- The accessibility improvement must conform to any design guidelines approved by the Town and be in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Building Code.
- The subject property shall not be in a position of tax arrears. All taxes owning shall be paid or cancelled, prior to the disbursement of any grant money.
- All final paid invoices must match the original quotes that were submitted as part of the grant application in order to receive the full approved amount. If the completed projects costs do not end up matching the original quotations that were submitted to the review committee, your approved grant amount and payment will be modified based on 50% of the invoice paid or the amount approved in the grant whichever is the lesser amount.
Disclaimer: All information collected in this application becomes public information with the exception of personal contact information and tax-related information.