Non-Profit Community Bed Bug Grant Program

Program Overview

The Non-Profit Community Bed Bug Grant Program and the Bed Bug Prevention Materials Program were created as part of the provincial bed bug reduction strategy to help non-profit organizations reduce the spread of bed bugs.

Non-Profit Community Bed Bug Grant Program

The Non-Profit Community Bed Bug Grant Program provides financial assistance to community organizations in support of education, treatment and prevention activities that prevent the spread of bed bugs. The financial assistance is provided in the form of a grant.

Eligibility

The grant is available to community-based, non-profit organizations including licensed centres. Public institutions such as schools, prisons and hospitals, as well as private businesses, are not eligible for funding.

How much grant funding can my organization get?

Determination of grant amounts is based on the following program guidelines;

  • Each application can access up to $2,000 for eligible expenses or up to $3,000 for an industrial washer and/or dryer.
  • Each location can access up to $2,000 for eligible expenses, or up to $3,000 for an industrial washer and/or dryer.
  • Total grants will not exceed $9,000 per organization annually.

What types of bed bug treatment and prevention activities are eligible for grant funding?

The following activities and expenses are eligible for grant funding:

  • The costs associated with hiring a professional pest control firm to remove bed bugs or inspect for them.
  • Purchase of non-chemical controls and products used to prevent bed bugs, such as mattress covers, storage containers, monitoring traps and double-sided sticky tape.
  • Purchase or rental of equipment used for bed bug prevention and control. Examples include industrial strength dryers, vacuums and spot steamers.

Please note:

Self-treatment, if applied incorrectly, can be costly and ineffective and can lead to the spread of bed bugs to unsuspecting neighbors. Professional extermination services are recommended.

If you have any questions about the eligibility of any treatment or prevention activities being planned, please contact our office at the number below.

How will qualified organizations be compensated for their costs?

After applications are approved, organizations will be required to submit receipts and/or proof of payment for all expenses in order to be reimbursed. The program is not responsible for costs associated with products or services incurred or received before an approval is granted. Cheques must be made payable to an organization, not to an individual.

How to Apply

  1. The program receives applications on an ongoing basis until the program budget is fully committed. The intake cycle begins in April and ends in March of the following year.
  2. Qualifying organizations can send a grant application by hand delivery, mail, or email using the information below. To support our remote working efforts due to COVID-19, you are encouraged to send your application via email to bedbuggrant@gov.mb.ca , if possible. Note: 5MB maximum file size for email submissions:

    Non-Profit Community Bed Bug Grant Program
    Department of Families
    Housing Delivery Branch
    200-352 Donald St.
    Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8

  3. Complete the Non-Profit Community Bed Bug Grant Program Application form. A complete application package includes the following documents:
  4. Following a review of the application, an approval letter is issued indicating the approved amount, approved items and the date by which receipts are to be sent to the program for reimbursement. Manitoba Distribution Agency (MDA) order forms received with applications that are approved will be forwarded to the Prevention Materials Program on your behalf.
  5. Receipts will be reviewed for eligibility based on your approval letter and the reimbursement issued to your organization. For materials purchased through the Prevention Materials Program, we will make the payment directly to MDA on your behalf.  
  6. You may be contacted to provide confirmation of non-profit status during the year as part of the Non- Profit Community Bedbug Program’s auditing process.

Contact

For more information,
Phone: 204-945-5566 in Winnipeg
Toll free: 1-866-689-5566
Email: bedbuggrant@gov.mb.ca