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Projects and Programs that Benefit Local Residents

Not for Profit Grant

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Parkland County

Deadline Date:

06/16/22 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Alberta nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects and programs that benefit local residents. Funding may be used for operating support, project support, and minor capital projects. The purpose of the funding is to provide valuable services, programs, and activities to empower citizens to build strong and caring communities and develop community leadership. Eligible organizations are located in Parkland county.

This grant exists to enhance the ability of these organizations to continue to prosper and flourish while offering valuable services to the community.

This grant has three funding streams:

  • Schedule A- Operating
    • For organizations that operate their own facility: Up to 50% of eligible facility operating expenditures for:
      • Sewer servicing (e.g., septic tank servicing, outdoor toilets)
      • Electricity
      • Natural Gas, Propane, Oil
      • Parking lot maintenance (e.g., snow removal, grading, gravel, etc.)
      • Landscaping maintenance/outdoor amenity costs (e.g., grass cutting, tree removal, etc.)
      • Fire suppression system inspection and servicing (e.g., extinguishers, sprinklers, alarms etc.)
      • Insurance - facility
      • Facility rental/lease costs for operations.
    • For all organizations: Up to 25% of organizational operating expenditures for:
      • Insurance - liability, renters etc.
      • Office and program supplies
      • Advertising, marketing and communication expenses
      • Volunteer recognition or training
      • Rent -Facility
      • Professional and administrative salaries or benefits, consultant services 
  • Schedule B- Minor Capital
    • Minor Capital could include projects that fall under the following categories:
      1. Fire, Safety and Health – Projects that are required to conform to fire and safety codes.
      2. Preventive Maintenance – Projects that are necessary to prevent the facility’s infrastructure from deteriorating (e.g., replace furnace, new roof, new wiring or plumbing, etc.).
      3. Renovation / Improvements – Projects that restore the facility to its previous condition due to aging or heavy use (e.g., new flooring, replacement of bathroom or kitchen or electrical fixtures) or add a facility or amenity where one did not previously exist.
      4. Equipment- Purchase or repair of capital equipment (if purchase cost is over $5,000 and useful life over 3 years).
    • Priority will also be given to facilities located in Parkland County, followed by facilities in partner communities where there is no cost share agreement in place. 
  • Schedule C- Project
    • Each project must provide services that are available for public use/benefit. Programs could include:
      • Special events and activities- i.e., Family Day, July 1st community celebrations
      • New projects or programs- i.e., start-up funds to support new programs
      • New components to an existing program - adding new feature to a program that is already successful to attract a greater community awareness/participation
      • Volunteer training- i.e., workshop attendance fees
    • Eligible expenses include:
      • Purchase of program supplies and equipment
      • Payment for program/event staff or instructors
      • Payment for entertainment
      • Publicity costs Rental/facility Costs
      • Food or non-alcoholic beverage costs
      • Licensing / permit fees (e.g., SOCAN, Public Performance License) 

For information regarding 2023 Funding Priorities, see tab on URL for Full Text (RFP), below. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146435

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum that groups can apply for is $10,000.00.

The amount that can be applied for in each schedule is:
Schedule A- Operating – up to $10,000.00
Schedule B – Minor Capital – up to $5,000.00
Schedule C- Project – up to $5,000.00

Term of Contract:

Applicants may receive only one grant per category per year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be a registered not-for-profit organization supporting Parkland County residents.

A Parkland County resident is one who lives within the geographic boundary of Parkland County. This includes those who live in the hamlets of Entwistle, Gainford, Fallis, Duffield, Carvel, Tomahawk, Keephills, and Wabamun.

Parkland County residents DO NOT include those living in the City Spruce Grove, Town of Stony Plain, Village of Spring Lake, Village of Seba Beach, Reserves 133A or 135 and Summer Villages.

The municipality to which you pay your taxes, is the municipality that you reside in.

Applicants must also:
- Be registered and in good standing in Alberta under the appropriate legislation for at least one year prior to the deadline date for filing the grant application
- The Applicants shall have an open membership to its organization and programs, except for valid program factors (e.g., geographical location)
- The Applicants facilities, projects programs and activities must focus on improving the quality-of-life for residents of Parkland County.
- The grant applied for shall be intended and used to further the Applicant’s not-for-profit activities and must not directly or indirectly be intended or used to further a profit venture.
- Within the deadlines, the Applicant file and provide all documents and information outlined in the grant application.
- The Applicant must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and manage its finances in a responsible manner.
- The Applicants must have completed a final report and shown recognition to Parkland County for any previous funding received under this program.
- Demonstrate adherence to good governance principles, effective administration practices and commitment to fiscal responsibility
- Applicants must complete a final report (Minor Capital and Program grants) and shown reignition to Parkland County for any previous funding received under this program.
- Applicants may receive only one grant per category per year.

Ineligible applicants:
The following organizations are ineligible for this funding:
- Individuals
- Political parties, registered constituency association, registered candidate, or organizations with political affiliations,
- Lobbyist groups
- Government and government agencies
- For profit organizations,
- Provincial or federal government funded initiative
- Organizations that provide services or programs that are the responsibility of another level of government including health, education, libraries, social services
- School or school-based groups
- Church or religious affiliated groups
- Organizations that have closed memberships or closed access to the general public
- Organized sports teams
- Boards of trade
- Groups that already receive different funding from Parkland County
- Groups that receive operational funding from another level of government are not eligible to apply for the operating portion of the grant.
- Community Associations recognized under Policy RP-016

Operating ineligible expenses include:
- Events, performances, festivals, celebrations and fundraising related costs
- Start-up costs
- Debt retirement or deficit reduction
- Tours or field trips
- Capital or facility improvements
- Equipment and furnishings
- Land or facility purchase
- Vehicles
- Tournament and entry fees
- Scholarships, prizes, gratuities, gifts, individual awards, payments and other items that are for individual benefit

Ineligible Project Expenses:
- The purchase of alcohol for program / event and related expenses (i.e., liquor license)
- Programs already funded by another agency (e.g., FCSS)
- Fundraising events
- Capital or facility improvements 
- Land or facility purchase 
- Vehicles 
- Scholarships, prizes, gratuities, gifts, individual awards, payments and other items that are for individual benefit 

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for applications: Thursday, June 16, 2022 4:30 p.m.
Late applications will not be accepted

The Main application, which provides information on the Not For Profit organization, must be completed by every organization applying for the Not For Profit grant. The Main application needs to be completed once per grant year. In addition, submit Schedule A, and/or B and/or C for the grant (or grants) that the organization is applying for. When applying for more than one Schedule, only one Main application is required.

Groups may apply for 1, 2 or all 3 of the schedules, providing the total amount of the request is not over $10,000.00.

For information regarding how Volunteer Time is valued and logged, see URL for Full Text (RFP), below, under the "Volunteer Time" tab.

Additional relevant links may be found on the URL for Full Text (RFP), below, under the "Resources" tab.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email to grants@parklandcounty.com

Mail or In Person:
Attn: Carilyn Bjarnason Parks,
Recreation & Culture
Parkland County
53109A HWY 779
Parkland County, AB
T7Z 1R1

For information on the Not For Profit grant please contact Carilyn Bjarnason at 780-968-8342 or carilyn.bjarnason@parklandcounty.com.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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