The Manitoba Building Sustainable Communities Program grant application intake is now open to support community development projects.

“Our streamlined grant program is flexible and more responsive to community needs, reduces red tape and enhances the project outcomes,” said Manitoba’s Municipal Relations Minister Derek Johnson. “We are committed to supporting projects from municipalities, non-profit and community-led organizations across the province.”

The 2021 program intake has been expanded to include support for larger-scale capital projects. This includes a maximum grant contribution of 50 per cent of eligible capital project costs, up to $300,000.

The current maximum grant contribution of 50 per cent of eligible project costs, up to $75,000, will continue to apply for all other project categories. This will ensure regional distribution of projects across the province.

“The Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) appreciates our ongoing partnership with the provincial government to review applications and make recommendations on the Building Sustainable Communities Program,” said Kam Blight, president of AMM. “This funding is maximized at the local level to help grow local communities and our province.”

Eligible applicants for the Building Sustainable Communities Program include non-profit organizations, charitable organizations, municipalities, and northern affairs community councils.

“We are pleased to announce that we have fulfilled one of our commitments to continue to improve the Building Sustainable Communities Program to modernize and strengthen the non-profit sector and promote capacity, sustainability and resilience in communities,” added the minister.

Deadline for applications is February 28.

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