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Community Business Beautification Grant

Grants to Whitecourt, Alberta Businesses and Organizations
for Landscaping and Beautification Projects

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Town of Whitecourt

Deadline Date:

08/01/19 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants totaling $10,000 to Whitecourt, Alberta businesses and organizations to permanently enhance the landscaping of local properties. Projects may include construction or reconditioning of fences, landscaping work, including the planting of trees and shrubs, and the installation of planters, benches, and waste receptacles.

The Community Business Beautification Grant was established to offer local businesses and organizations additional financial support to make permanent landscaping enhancements. Preference will be given to applications that beautify the landscape of the property.

The objectives of this program are:
- To assist businesses or organizations to make permanent landscaping enhancements to their property
- To assist businesses and organizations (churches, non-profit societies, community groups) to contribute to the beautification of Whitecourt
- To enhance quality of life and well being for the residents of Whitecourt by increasing the aesthetic appeal of streets and neighborhoods

Allocation decisions will be based upon responses to these items:
-A detailed project description, and an explanation of how the project will contribute to the enhancement of the community
-An explanation of how the project will be sustained
-Evidence of the organization’s contribution and assistance to the project (i.e. financial donations, funding, etc.)
-Funds must be used for enhancement (i.e. cannot be used to fund projects that a business/ organization would normally be expected to provide). Legislated requirements (e.g. Town Land Use Bylaw); or day-to-day expenses are not eligible.
-Structural upgrades must comply with all relevant legislation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180987

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$10,000

Term of Contract:

Approved projects must be completed and final reporting submitted by October 31 annually (unless an extension is granted).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Businesses and organizations (i.e. churches, non-profit societies, and community groups) may apply.

Ineligible funding:
- Funds cannot be used to fund projects that a business/ organization would normally be expected to provide).
- Legislated requirements (e.g. Town Land Use Bylaw); or day-to-day expenses are not eligible.
- Grant funds cannot be used for recurring operating expenses (such as wages, utilities, or annual outdoor flower plantings).

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for funding, using the standard application form, will be accepted each spring. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 PM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, to be considered for funding this year.

To discuss a proposal prior to submitting an application, contact the Planning and Development Department.

Grant funds will be distributed once the project is complete and a final inspection by the Planning and Development Department has been completed.

Contact Information:

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

Town of Whitecourt Planning and Development Department
5004 52 Avenue
Box 509
Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N6
Phone: 780.778.2273
Fax: 780.778.2062
planning@whitecourt.ca

Grant Coverage Areas:

Town of Whitecourt

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta