Funding

Lower-income Albertans can apply for a RAMP grant for:

  • up to $7,500 per person each year
  • up to $15,000 per person within 10 years

Eligibility

Eligible applicants

You may apply for a RAMP grant if you are:

  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has lived in Alberta for 90 continuous days and have a valid Personal Health Number
  • an Albertan of any age who uses a wheelchair or a senior (65+ years) who uses a 4-wheel walker on an ongoing basis
  • living with a progressive neuro-degenerative disease including:
    • multiple sclerosis
    • muscular dystrophy
    • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • spina bifida
    • spinal cord injuries
    • non-recovering stroke
  • a homeowner, tenant or living with family
  • an Indigenous person living off- or on-reserve
  • a single person with a gross household income of $36,900 or a couple with $46,500 or less. These income amounts can be increased by:
    • $9,600 for each child under 21 years of age still living at home and attending school full-time
    • $7,131 if the family is applying for a dependent child under 18 and still living at home who uses a wheelchair

Eligible projects

To qualify, modifications must:

  • enable you to enter and move within your own living space
  • usually be permanent – RAMP will review requests for temporary modifications on a case-by-case basis
  • be made to properties in Alberta – including on- or off-reserve homes

Learn more

Refer to the RAMP Guidelines and Criteria (PDF, 439 KB) for the full list of eligible projects.

How to apply

Step 1. Read the guidelines

 RAMP Guidelines and Criteria (PDF, 439 KB)

Step 2. Complete the application package

Get the application package

  • Print the RAMP Grant Application Package (PDF, 2 MB).
  • Refer to the checklist at the beginning of the package to determine which pages of the application form should be completed.
  • You can also contact RAMP to get an application package by mail or email.

Fill out the application form

  • Print the form, fill it out, then sign it.

Attach other documents

  • Refer to the grant application checklist on the second page of the application package to determine which documents to attach.

For renters

  • Your landlord must fill out the Property Modification Approval form in the application package.

Step 3. Apply

  • Gather your form and all other documents that are needed for your RAMP Application.
  • Make copies for your files.
  • Send your completed application by:

Mail:

RAMP
Community and Social Services
PO Box 808 Edmonton Main
Edmonton Alberta, T5J 2L4

OR

Email: css.ramp@gov.ab.ca

After you apply

Timelines

If you are approved for a RAMP grant:

  • The project must be completed within 90 days of the approval – unless delays are necessary due to the winter season.
  • Invoices must be submitted to RAMP by you, your landlord (property owner), vendors and/or contractors.
  • Invoices must be signed by you or your guardian, trustee, enduring power of attorney or agent for a personal directive, and dated to confirm the project was completed on time
  • Photographs must be sent to the RAMP program by mail or email in JPG format up to 1 MB in size.
  • You are expected to live in the home for 10 consecutive years after the modifications have been completed.

Priority applications

Your RAMP application will be prioritized if you:

  • are about to be discharged from a hospital and using a wheelchair
  • are receiving palliative care

When you apply, check the red box at the top of the first page of the RAMP that applies to your situation.
While RAMP is able to prioritize applications, we cannot influence or reduce the:

  • waiting time to order, receive or install equipment
  • time it takes for a contractor to start or complete site preparations for outdoor porch lifts or wheelchair ramps due to poor weather

Appeals

  • RAMP does not have an appeal process.
  • If your application does not meet program eligibility criteria, you will get a letter saying you are not approved and the reason your application was rejected.
  • You can reapply by updating your application with new or additional information, sending it back and asking for your application to be reassessed.
  • Your RAMP application will also be reassessed if a rejected installed modification can be altered to comply with program guidelines.

Contact

To connect with the RAMP program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-5760 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free: 1-877-427-5760 (Alberta)
Email: css.RAMP@gov.ab.ca

Address:
RAMP, Alberta Community and Social Services
PO Box 808, Edmonton Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2L4