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File #: CB-17-009    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Committee Business Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/12/2017 Final action: 6/12/2017
Title: CSAB Recommendations: FCSS Spring Grants Presented by: Connie Smigielski, Manager of Community & Social Development
Attachments: 1. City Council Policy C-CS-12 FCSS Spring Grant Program
TAMRMS#: B06

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CSAB Recommendations: FCSS Spring Grants
Presented by: Connie Smigielski, Manager of Community & Social Development

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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That the following 2017 FCSS Spring Grants be awarded:

· St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre (CIVC), $3,408 for a media campaign to prevent isolation in seniors.
· Plugged-In Community Centre Organization, $2,292 to host “Beautiful Me” in 2018, a one-day event that provides youth participants the opportunity to build confidence through discovering their inner beauty.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT

This report brings forward recommendations from the Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) for allocation from the 2017 intake of applications for the FCSS Spring Grant for Council’s consideration and approval, as per Policy C-CS-12.

COUNCIL DIRECTION

This matter is being brought forward in accordance with City Council Policy C-CS-12 FCSS Spring Grant Program which was approved on September 9, 2013.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION

As per the FCSS Spring Grant Program Policy C-CS-12, the City may offer a small grant to eligible St. Albert not-for-profits to provide a source of funding for projects that align with the principles inherent in St. Albert’s Social Master Plan, and are further defined according to the following eligible criteria:

a) Is a preventive social service project that enriches and strengthens family and community life;
b) Is not a duplication of an existing service or program;
c) Thirty percent of the total cost of the project must be supported by the organization through volunteer hours, in-kind or cash donations;
d) The funds may support new initiatives or special projects that support or enhance the delivery of preventative social service programs; and
e) The funding may be seed funding for a long-term project.

Applications are reviewed by the CSAB and recommended to Council for approval.

On April 25, 2017, the CSAB reviewed two submissions for funding, C...

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