Funding will be awarded to rural-based communities and organizations whose efforts to tackle housing instability and homelessness have been affected by COVID-19.
Edmonton - The Government of Canada allocated an additional $1.6 million in Reaching Home dollars to the Rural Development Network to be invested in the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The Rural Development Network is the Reaching Home Community Entity for Rural and Remote Alberta, and is responsible for distributing this funding to organizations and communities in Alberta to support community efforts in addressing and responding to homelessness. This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy.
Project activities must take place outside of the “Seven Cities” in Alberta (Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, and Fort McMurray). This grant is specific to those living in rural and remote areas, along with First Nations and Métis Settlements in Alberta. On-reserve projects are eligible.
Proposed projects must serve or target individuals and/or families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.
Priority will be given to projects that:
Please refer to the application for information related to project eligibility. The application and budget can be downloaded at the link below. The sustainability checklist (specifically for capital projects) is included in the application. For capital projects, we realize more time may be needed for project planning and to obtain necessary documentation, but we ask that applicants submit an initial application by the deadline in order to be considered.
The contents of the application are as follows:
The supplemental information package contains:
Projects awarded this funding must be completed no later than March 31st, 2022. The application deadline if Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time (MT).
To discuss your project idea or for more information, please contact Sydney Stenekes (Program Manager) at email@example.com