The following groups are eligible to apply for funding:
• Local government:
o Municipalities (Single-tier, Upper-tier or Lower-tier municipalities)
o District Social Services Administration Boards
o First Nations, Inuit, Métis and organizations with the support of local band councils.
• Community organizations must:
o Be not-for-profit;
o Be incorporated;
o Have been in operation for at least one year prior to application.
o Applicants must include at the minimum a letter of endorsement from the local government by the application deadline of January 30, 2015.
o Local government must approve a council resolution demonstrating support of age-friendly community planning. Applicants will have up to March 31, 2015 to submit this resolution in support of their application.
Municipalities should consider working together with their accessibility advisory committee (AAC) if one has been established. Municipalities with more than 10,000 residents should have an AAC in place. The work these committees do can make a real difference for people with disabilities in their communities. For more information on AACs, please visit: http://ontario.ca/bxwp
Partnerships and collaboration at the local level are encouraged. One municipality or community organization may apply on behalf of a group of communities where local age-friendly action plans will benefit a broader community or multiple neighbouring municipalities.
Alternatively, neighbouring municipalities who collaborate on local planning initiatives may each apply for funding for the development of age-friendly community planning activities that would be shared and would benefit all partnering communities.