FORT ST. JOHN -- The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce is prompting business owners to apply for the Workplace Accessibility Grant.

The grant provided by Small Business B.C. awards up to $5,000 dollars to small businesses to create barrier-free work places for people with disabilities.

The money is aimed at better understanding and addressing the needs of those with disabilities in the workplace, and assist in creating accessibility policies.

Workplace retrofits including the installation of wheelchair accessible bathrooms, ramps, lifts, flashing fire alarms, and braille signage would be covered by the grant.

The funding could also be used to provide employees with anti-bias and ASL training, coaching, and mental health supports.

The deadline to apply for the grant is March 31st.

To be eligible, businesses must have less than 50 employees and be registered in the province.

More information on services covered by the grant and how to apply can be found on the Small Business B.C. website.