Community Development's Single Window Application

Municipal Relations is excited to announce a new single-window intake for the following Community Development programs:

  • Community Places Program - supports capital construction projects that build, improve or buy facilities used by the community
  • Hometown Manitoba - provides financial support for rural and northern community projects initiated by local communities, organizations, co-operatives and businesses that enhance main street public places and building exteriors
  • Neighbourhoods Alive! - supports projects and programs that improve designated communities
  • Partner 4 Growth - provides cost shared funding for regions to identify and pursue economic development opportunities. It intends to assist communities and regions to strengthen or diversify economic activity.

Municipal Relations will be investing over $20.0M in community development for the 2018-19 fiscal year. We are excited to announce a streamlined, updated single window intake. 

Applications for projects were submitted through a single window intake that closed May 28, 2018. Grant funding will be based on completion of identified and approved eligible project expenses incurred on or before March 31, 2019.
 

Successful applications will be on planning, building and sustaining communities that address one of the five following areas:

  • Projects that support women's empowerment / support women in vulnerable situations
  • Projects that enable economic development / align with regional development strategies
  • Key repair of high priority assets
  • Community Initiatives - community, heritage, tourism and recreation facilities and projects
  • Social Innovation - examples include support for social enterprises, projects that include a social return on investment (SROI) evaluation and projects that target measurable social outcomes 
As overarching criteria, the application must meet at least four of the following criteria:
  •  Addresses one or more of the five identified provincial priorities 
  •  Includes a partnership of two or more organizations  
  • Leverages other funds (e.g. private, community, other level of government)
  •  Identifies clear outcome goals as well as measures to assess success   
  • Clear demonstration of the value for investment (return on investment/social return on investment analysis)
  • First time applicant

Second, projects that meet the overarching criteria will then be considered under individual program eligibility criteria.

When can I apply?

Applications for projects were submitted through a single window intake that closed May 28, 2018. Grant funding will be based on completion of identified and approved eligible project expenses incurred on or before March 31, 2019.
 


The programs At A Glance:

Community Places Program At A Glance

Objective:  The Community Places Program (CPP) provides capital grant funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations for facility or green space construction, upgrading, expansion or acquisition projects which provide sustainable recreation and wellness benefits to communities.

Grants:  Non-profit community organizations can apply to CPP for up to 50% of the first $15,000 of project costs and up to 1/3 of project costs over that amount. The maximum grant is $50,000.

Technical Consultation Services:  Our CPP Facilities Consultants assist community organizations in the planning and development of facility projects. Consultations include planning and design advice, information on regulatory requirements and assistance with the tendering process.

Eligibility Criteria:  Non-profit community organizations throughout Manitoba are eligible to apply to CPP.

  • Operating costs and building maintenance costs are not eligible.
  • Ineligible organizations include public schools, universities, hospitals, nursing homes, businesses, commercial co-operatives and federal, provincial and City of Winnipeg departments and agencies.
  • Ineligible projects include those involving housing, space for worship or congregational purposes, cemeteries, tourism signage, portable tools, equipment, furniture, municipal works such as roads, bridges, municipal service buildings, and sewer and water installations.

Exceptions may exist where community use can be measured such as community use of space within churches, please contact your CPP regional office to discuss eligibility and to obtain a form, which allows us to determine your eligibility.

Project Funding:  Applicant contributions to project costs can include fundraising, local government funding, other provincial government funding*, federal government funding, other funding sources, volunteer/donated labour, donated materials and loaned heavy construction equipment. In communities under the jurisdiction of the Northern Affairs Act, Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations may provide the local government portion of eligible project costs.

*Funding from all provincial government sources combined can not exceed 50% of total project costs.

Grant Payment Process:  Grants to successful applicants are paid in instalments, based on project progress.

Grant funding will be based on completion of identified and approved eligible project expenses incurred on or before March 31, 2019.

If your community organization is planning a project, please contact your CPP regional office to discuss how we can help.

If you have any questions about the Community Places Program or the application process please call our office at 204-945-0502 or 1-800-894-3777If outside of Winnipeg please contact your regional office.

Hometown Manitoba At A Glance

Objective:  Hometown Manitoba provides financial support for rural and northern community projects initiated by local communities, organizations, cooperatives and businesses that enhance main street public places and building exteriors.

Program Components:  Hometown Manitoba includes three program components:

  • Meeting Places: supports projects that enhance public places accessible to the general community. Projects may include developing/upgrading/greening outdoor spaces and other enhancements to exterior public and non-profit facilities.
  • Main Streets Enhancements supports communities to advance a community theme or identity in their main street area.  Projects that focus on upgrading the appearance of building exteriors, structures and exterior spaces are eligible. Projects may include building facelifts/upgrading, new signage that reflects a community theme and landscaping enhancements. Individual projects must be part of an overall community enhancement initiative.
  • Tree Planting supports community tree planting initiatives within community spaces such as parks, golf courses or entrances to communities. Trees must be purchased from a Manitoba based nursery.

Eligible applicants for each component include:

  • Meeting Places: non-profit community organization, municipality, northern community council or co-operative
  • Main Streets Enhancements: non-profit community organization, small business or co-operative
  • Tree Planting: non-profit community organization, municipality, northern community council or co-operative

Project Funding:

  • Meeting Places: Cost shared funding up to $5,000
  • Main Streets Enhancements: Cost shared funding up to $1,000
  • Tree Planting: Cost shared funding up to $5,000

Grant payment Process:  Grant funding will be based on completion of identified and approved eligible project expenses incurred on or before March 31, 2019. Grant payments are issued following completion and acceptance of a final report.

Visit our web page for more program details.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Hometown Manitoba Program
Paige McDougall
Department of Municipal Relations
1129 Queens Ave, Brandon MB R7A 1L9
Phone: 204-523-2194

E-mail: Paige.McDougall@gov.mb.ca

Neighbourhoods Alive! - Community Initiatives At A Glance

Objective: The Community Initiatives Fund supports projects that have a broad effect on Winnipeg's inner city, or target specific groups across the inner city. CI funds activities that enhance economic development, increase safety and prevent crime, reduce at-risk behaviour, contribute to better health practices, strengthen tenant-landlord relations and improve co-ordination and co-operation.

Grants: Project request must be $5,000 or higher to be eligible. 

Designated Inner City Neighbourhoods: Eligible initiatives must involve more than one designated Neighbourhoods Alive! inner city neighbourhood in Winnipeg  (Spence, West Broadway, Central (Central Park, Centennial, West Alexander), Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews, North End (William Whyte, Lord Selkirk Park, North Point Douglas, Dufferin, St. John's), and the Chalmers area in Elmwood. Projects may also include inner city neighbourhoods not currently designated by Neighbourhoods Alive!

Eligibility Criteria: Successful applications will be on planning, building and sustaining communities that address one of the five areas:

  • Projects that support women's empowerment/support women in vulnerable situations;
  • Projects that enable economic development/align with regional development strategies;
  • Key repair of high priority assets;
  • Community Initiatives, community, heritage, tourism, and recreation facilities and projects, and
  • Social innovation – examples include supports for social enterprises, projects that include a social return on investment (SROI) evaluation and projects that target measurable social outcomes.

Incorporated not for profit community organization whose overall purpose is to improve the quality of life in Winnipeg's inner city. Ineligible projects include requests for expenses to support ongoing operating costs. 

Project Funding: Projects are expected to have multiple contributors whenever possible. Contributions to project costs can include fundraising, local government funding, other provincial or federal government funding, in-kind and cash funding from other funding sources, and donated/volunteer labour.

Grant Payment Process: Grants to successful applicants are paid in instalments, based on project progress. Grant funding will be based on completion of identified and approved eligible project expenses incurred on or before March 31, 2019.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Neighbourhoods Alive!
Manitoba Municipal Relations
Address: 6th floor- 800 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0N4
Phone: 204-945-3379

E-mail: nalive@gov.mb.ca

Neighbourhoods Alive! - Neighbourhood Renewal Fund At A Glance

Objective: The Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) assists neighbourhood organizations representing residents and other local interests to strengthen local capacity and revitalize designated neighbourhoods/communities through a broad range of locally planned and supported initiatives.

Grants: Project request must be $5,000 or higher to be eligible. 

Designated Communities/Neighbourhoods: Designated areas experience significant social and economic challenges. The following communities are eligible for support: Brandon (West to 24th St, South to Park Ave, East to Franklin St, and North to Assiniboine River), Dauphin, Flin Flon, Portage la Prairie, Thompson, Selkirk, The Pas and Winnipeg: North End (Lord Selkirk Park, North Point Douglas, William Whyte, St. John's and Dufferin neighbourhoods); Spence; West Broadway; Central (Centennial, Central Park and  West Alexander neighbourhoods); Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews and Chalmers. Each area is served by a designated Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (NRC), that is supported by Neighbourhoods Alive!. NRCs coordinate community engagement activities and use a community consultation process to develop Neighbourhood Renewal Plans that identify neighbourhood priorities. Contact your local NRC and Neighborhoods Alive! staff for additional information on your local plan.

Eligibility Criteria: Successful applications will be on planning, building and sustaining communities that address one of the five areas:

  • Projects that support women's empowerment/support women in vulnerable situations;
  • Projects that enable economic development/align with regional development strategies;
  • Key repair of high priority assets;
  • Community Initiatives, community, heritage, tourism, and recreation facilities and projects, and
  • Social innovation – examples include supports for social enterprises, projects that include a social return on investment (SROI) evaluation and projects that target measurable social outcomes.

Further to the overarching criteria, projects must address one or more objectives and priorities identified in an area's local Five-Year Neighbourhood Renewal Plan. Ineligible projects include requests for expenses to support ongoing operating costs.

Applicants must be an incorporated not for profit community organizations that operate within, or whose project benefits the residents of, a designated community/neighbourhood.

Project Funding: Projects are expected to have multiple contributors whenever possible. Contributions to project costs can include fundraising, local government funding, other provincial or federal government funding, in-kind and cash funding from other funding sources, and donated/volunteer labour.

Grant Payment Process: Grants to successful applicants are paid in instalments, based on project progress. Grant funding will be based on completion of identified and approved eligible project expenses incurred on or before March 31, 2019.

For further information go to the Neighbourhoods Alive! website.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Neighbourhoods Alive!
Department of Municipal Relations
Address: 6th Floor-800 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MR R3G 0N4
Phone: 204-945-3379

E-mail: nalive@gov.mb.ca

Partner 4 Growth At A Glance

Objective: Partner 4 Growth provides financial support to strengthen or diversify economic activity across rural and northern Manitoba.  The program provides financial support to rural and northern regions to identify and pursue economic development opportunities based on community or regional strategic advantages.

Program components: Eligible activities include projects that focus on identifying strategic opportunities or investigating the feasibility of economic opportunities, or on activities that lead to the realization of an economic opportunity. 

Grants:
A maximum of $10,000 is available for projects that identify or investigate the feasibility of economic opportunities on a 50/50 cost shared basis.

A maximum contribution of $25,000 is available for projects pertaining to activities that lead to the realization of identified economic opportunities on a 50/50 cost shared basis.

A maximum contribution of $75,000 is available for projects pertaining to activities that are multi-regional or provincially scoped with up to 75% of project costs provided through the program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • An eligible applicant is a Community or Non-Profit Entity but not an individual, for-profit enterprise, nor a government funded research station, agency or institution.
  • Projects must be of a regional nature and must involve more than one local government geographic area.

Project Funding: For regional projects, the 50% matching contributions may be a combination of in-kind and cash with at least half of that amount provided in cash. For multi-regional or provincial projects, the 25% matching contribution must be in cash. Grant funding will be based on completion of identified and approved eligible project expenses incurred on or before March 31, 2019.

Grant Payment Process: Advance payment of 75% of the total approved provincial contribution is issued upon project approval. The remaining balance is provided upon receipt of an approved final report.

Application Process: The Applicant is required to submit a completed application including letters of support that detail the cash and in-kind support partners will provide to the project.

All applications must also include written support for the project from the local governments.  For regional projects, the letters must come from the local government bodies (e.g. Municipalities, Towns, First Nation) covered by the project and for multi-regional or provincially scoped project applications, a letter of support from the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

Visit our web page for more program details.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Ann Ransom, Program Administrator
Municipal Relations
27 2nd Ave SW
Dauphin, MB R7N 3E5
1-204-648-4116

E-mail: Ann.Ransom@gov.mb.ca


Contact Information:

Contact the Community Development Branch for more information:

Municipal Relations
Community Development Branch
6th  Floor -  800 Portage Avenue 
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 0N4
Telephone: 204-726-6352
Fax: 204-948-3512
E-mail CPD@gov.mb.ca