Deadline extended for Community Capital Project Grant applications.
The application deadline for the Community Capital Project Grant was extended by City Council on Tuesday evening.
“There are so many community groups that could really take advantage of this grant, and funding from council,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “We hope to see more groups submit an application for the funding.”
Originally launched in November, the deadline for applications is scheduled for March 1 of every year. The policy outlines the process to administer grant funding to individuals or groups who request it.
“Since this is the first year we have had the grant policy, we felt it was important to make sure people were aware of its existence and the application deadline,” said Copeland. “It was a bit of a short turnaround to the original deadline, and that is part of the reason we opted to extend it.”
The extended deadline is for 2017 only, and applications will be accepted until June 1, 2017, before returning to the original timeline of March 1 in 2018.
In order to be eligible to apply for the grant, an organization must be based in the City of Cold Lake, and registered as not-for-profit, or as a charitable organization. As well, the organization must demonstrate sustainability, and their primary mandate must be to provide sports, recreation, arts, culture, social services, or community wellness within Cold Lake.
An organization will only be allowed to receive one Community Capital Project Grant every two years. Applicants must be able to show matching funds, and the grant will cover up to one-third of the project costs, up to a maximum of $50,000. The number of grants handed out will be based on allowable budget allocation.
A full list of criteria, forms, and the application process can be found on www.coldlake.com under Mayor & Council.