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Search and Rescue Grant

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofit Emergency Organizations
in Eligible Locations for Operating Costs and Equipment

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Peace River Regional District (PRRD)

Deadline Date:

05/31/20 4:30 PM


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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit emergency organizations in eligible locations for operating costs and equipment. Funding is intended for operating costs including, but not limited to, first aid, training costs, communication licenses, and administration. Funding is also intended to purchase minor capital items, such as ropes, harnesses, and communications equipment. Applicants must be search and rescue organizations operating within the Peace River Regional District.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164824

Term of Contract:

SAR organizations must utilize allocated funds within 1 year of ratification by the Regional Board and will not be permitted to carry over funds to the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Search and Rescue organization means any registered nonprofit Society that provides search and rescue services within the eligible boundaries and is registered as a Search and Rescue organization with Emergency Management BC.

To be eligible for funding, Search and Rescue organizations must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a registered society in good standing and provide evidence of annual filing of required documentation to the Registrar of Societies.
- Must have a minimum of one (1) member certified as a ground search and rescue search manager or is in the process of being certified;
- Must provide copies of minutes of Annual General Meetings, Annual Financial Statements and an annual report detailing search and rescue activities over the previous year that shows how the grant funds were spent and if any grant funds are remaining.

Funding cannot be provided for the payment of debt or wages. Grant applications to acquire land, buildings and major capital items will not be permitted. “Major capital items” means any individual item costing over $5,000 and may include, but is not limited to, boats, trailers, any motorized vehicles, land and/or buildings.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: May 31st

Following the review of applications, an allocation meeting will be held in July of each year with the eligible SAR organizations and the EEC, to allocate funding from the budgeted amount as per the current Annual Financial Plan.

Staff will provide each organization invited to attend the grant allocation meeting with a written invitation detailing the date, time and location of the meeting.

SAR organizations must send at least one representative to the allocation meeting in order to be eligible to receive funding.

Approved applications will receive funds by claim reimbursement after August 1st of each year once funding allocations are ratified by the Regional Board.

The PRRD is offering a Grant Writer Services to organizations in the region. Contact Grant Writer with details provided below.

Contact Information:

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

Please submit applications to

Peace River Regional District
PO Box 810
1981 Alaska Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8
Fax: (250) 784-3201

If you have any questions please call Community Services at (250) 784-3200.

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