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Red Deer County has grant funding available to non-profit community organizations, agricultural societies, recreation societies or associations and hall boards at least one year old to assist with funding capital projects. The application must be for the maintenance, repair, or enhancement of existing facilities located within Red Deer County.
Due to limited funds (total budget is $300,000) and anticipated large volume of applications, not all requests meeting the established criteria will obtain grant approval, and a grant amount less than that sought by the applicant may be awarded. Previous Capital Grant Accounting Forms must be submitted prior to application.
Rural Facilities will be eligible to receive between $1,000.00 to $100,000.00 in funding for capital projects involving maintenance and upkeep. A comprehensive feasibility study done at the cost of the applicant is required prior to Council consideration for groups that are constructing a building structure. Groups applying for enhancements to a building such as carpeting, or windows are not required to complete a comprehensive feasibility study.
Grants are paid out upon Council’s approval. It is expected that County funds be leveraged by community contribution like sweat equity or fundraising, private partnerships and additional municipal/provincial dollars. Community organizations requesting funding for the construction of a new hall or expansion of an existing hall will be required to provide a financial contribution to the costs involved. The County will consider a contribution of up to 25 percent to a maximum of $100,000 of the new build/expansion costs.
Applications must be for projects consistent with the Municipal Government Act, Public Park, and public recreation area, or school authority purpose. Funds received must be for recreation, cultural, or community facilities that are open for the use and enjoyment of all County residents. Grant funding for events or activities will not be considered under this program.
Application for projects that duplicate existing facilities in a community or compete between community groups will not be supported.
Current Financial Statements, a complete list of board members, and supplier quotations and estimates must be attached to the grant application. Signed (by two executive board members) board meeting minutes outlining board motion to approve the 2023 Capital Grant Project Application also to be attached to grant application. Eligible applicants should have status under the Societies Act. Those applicants that do not have status shall indicate so on the application and advise of their intention to register.
Complete written applications for funding are to be forwarded to the Community Services Department prior to August 14, 2023. Applicants will be notified through written correspondence regarding the status of their application. The County requires a final financial accounting of all expenditures.
If you have any questions about this application, please contact the Community Services Department at 350.2150 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Please email, deliver, or mail complete application to:
Red Deer County38106 Range Road 275Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9
(All correspondence and cheques will be mailed to this address)
CLICK HERE for the Building Inspection Checklist to aid in your project ratings and priorities.
If more than one project, rate in order of priority from “1” to “5” with “1” being Most Important:
Please download and complete the project budget excel document below. Save the document on your computer and then upload the document below.
Note: Application Forms should be received by August 14, 2023 at Red Deer County,38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9. Tel: 403.350.2150 Fax: 403.342.8655
The personal information on this form is being collected for the purpose of determining eligibility of an applicant to receive a Council grant. This information is collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and may become public information once it is submitted to Council during a Council meeting. Questions regarding the collection of this information can be directed to the FOIP Coordinator at 403.350.2150.
Grant recipients will receive a Grant Agreement outlining the approved grant amount, including specific items approved or denied, and the project goals and outcomes expected. Organizations may only spend grant funds on the specific items approved. Recipients must submit a report within the time identified in the Grant Agreement to account for funds spent and to indicate the success in achieving project / programs goals and objectives through measures identified in the approved application. Failure to submit a report, or delinquency in submission, may affect future grant application consideration. At any time, grant recipients must permit a representative of Red Deer County to examine records to determine whether the grant funding has been used as intended and approved.
A financial accounting statement of expenditures shall be required by Red Deer County 90 days after completion of the project or a year after receiving the funds.
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