We had the opportunity to meet with the new Community Development Coordinator at the Region, Stephanie Sereda. We are so excited about our shared vision for empowering local businesses and fostering community growth in Queens County.
Here are some resources available to our Business Community that the Region can support. Feel free to reach out to Stephanie, by email, [email protected] or by phone 902-354-5741.
- Business Façade Program
- Community Investment Fund
- Business Directory
- Event Calendar
Nova Scotia Accessibility Grant
Businesses can apply for a cost-shared grant (2/3 contributions up to $50,000) to make accessibility-related improvements. Improvements can be for clients and customers, for employees, or both. The deadline for grants for the next fiscal year is September 29th.
Examples include providing accessible parking, making bathrooms accessible, installing automatic door openers, creating barrier free paths of travel, but also digital communications, assistive technology and even transportation projects. Design and permit fees eligible as well.
Accessibility & Inclusion Coordinator, Elise Johnston can help with accessibility audit and the application process. Please contact her by email [email protected], or by phone 902-354-3455