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Environmental Initiatives Grant Program (EIGP)

Grants to St. Albert, Alberta Nonprofits, Schools, and Community Groups
for Projects Related to Conservation and the Environment

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of St. Albert

Conf. Date:

08/28/19

Deadline Date:

10/10/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Alberta nonprofits, schools, and community groups for environmental and conservation projects that benefit the residents of the City of St. Albert. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended for activities that offer environmental benefits or improvements and are consistent with City policies. Preference will be given to new project ideas.

Projects should influence at least one of the following elements: Air and Energy, Land, Water, and People. For additional information about these elements, see:
https://stalbert.ca/uploads/PDF-forms/EIG-Program-ApplicationForm.pdf#page=4

A successful project application includes:
- A focus on one or more of the following: energy efficiency, air quality, active transportation (i.e. biking), waste and diversion, urban agriculture, environmental education and promotion of sustainable lifestyles;
- A community connection: will educate and motivate many people to take environmental action;
- A partnership: between residents, organizations and/or community groups;
- A focus on the future: will sustain the environment in St. Albert for years to come; and
- A new idea or innovative approach to an existing one.

Projects can include bike sharing programs, rain gardens, bee hotels, solar panels, reusable bag programs, over winter greenhouse, zero-waste events, ecology camp, rooftop gardens, lady bug program, bat houses, vermiculture, air-quality monitoring, guided kayak tours, and plant-a-row initiatives.

For a description of project eligibility and preferences, see:
https://stalbert.ca/uploads/PDF-forms/EIG-Program-ApplicationForm.pdf#page=2

An expense related to an eligible project may include:
- Rental/purchase of equipment and supplies required to complete the project
- Wages for professional services
- Printing of brochures, educational material, etc
- Advertising (radio, newspaper, signage, banners, etc)
- Facility rental fees for special events
- Airfare, accommodation and meal costs for instructors and speakers

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137700

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within one year of the date of Council approval. Long-term projects are supportable on an annual basis but there is absolutely no guarantee of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An eligible applicant is:
-A federally or provincially registered non-profit society or charitable organization operating in St. Albert; or
-A school located in St. Albert; or
-A community group of two or more St. Albert citizens who have come together for the purpose of undertaking an eligible project, either independently, or with business or government partners in the community.

For a list of ineligible expenses, see:
https://stalbert.ca/uploads/files-excel/CompleteC-EUS-02-August2015.pdf#page=2

Pre-proposal Conference:

Anyone interested in applying for a grant is invited to an information session to learn more about the grant program, receive help to refine a project idea, or to connect with project partners in the community.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
CPS Boardroom (City Hall)
5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert

If you are not able to attend the information session, you can still apply for a grant.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is October 10, 2019, at 5:00 PM. Grants are allocated once annually.

Each applicant is required to contact the City of St. Albert Environment branch to discuss your project idea. This ensures your group's project is eligible for funding and aligns with the City environmental policies and plans. It also gives your group the opportunity to receive feedback from City staff and generate ideas for other resources to help your group with project details. The City's Environmental Advisory Committee review and recommend projects for the Environmental Initiatives Grant Program. One or two members will meet with your project team to brainstorm ideas or work through project ideas. Contact Environment staff to book an appointment.

Applicants are required to provide contact information for a team member who will be available October 24, 2019 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. They will be responsible for answering any questions the City of St. Albert Environmental Advisory Committee may have about the project during the grant application review meeting.

The City's Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) reviews the applications the fourth Thursday in October. At this meeting the EAC recommends which projects will receive grant funding. These recommendations are brought to City Council for approval at their last meeting in November. Following Council approval successful applicants will be required to sign a grant agreement. Once the grant agreement is signed, funding will be received which is typically January or February.

Program Requirements: https://stalbert.ca/cosa/admin/grants/environmental/program-requirements/

Environmental Master Plan: https://stalbert.ca/city/environment/environmental-reports/environmental-master-plan

Contact Information:

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

Submit your application via email to: environment@stalbert.ca

Or mail to:
Environmental Coordinator–Community Strategy & Engagement
Utilities & Environment Department
2nd Floor, 5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9

Telephone: (780) 459-1735

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of St. Albert

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta