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New deadline for select municipal grants


July 12, 2016

MONCTON – Moncton City Council recently voted unanimously in favour of implementing a new process for select municipal grants, in order to improve the budget planning exercise, as well as facilitate the budget deliberation process. While there are several municipal grant categories, those affected by this change are the ongoing core grants, the multi-year grants and the major (one-time) grants. Organizations that meet the criteria and wish to submit a funding request must do so by August 9, 2016.

“The new process establishes a more consistent and transparent exercise when dealing with partner organizations, as well as allows for better flow of information between City Council, staff and the third-party recipients,” explained Catherine Dallaire, General Manager of Parks, Leisure, Culture and Heritage. “These grant categories account for over $5.6 million  in the delivery of services or programmes that the City is pleased to support. Accountability is therefore required to ensure best value for dollar.”

By definition, the ongoing core grants are those provided to organizations that manage activities that the City would otherwise be offering (ex. Ability Transit or SPCA). The multi-year grants support quality of life, economic development or cultural programmes as a long-term agreement, while the major grants are offered on a one-time only basis, for extraordinary circumstances. 

It should be noted that there will be no change to the process for the Quality of Life, Social Inclusion and Cultural grants. The total value of these grants is over $441,500 , and the deadline to apply for funding remains December 15 each year. 

Organizations seeking more information on the municipal policies that detail each of these grant categories, or the application requirements and related forms, can visit Moncton.ca (under the Government tab), or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 853-3550.

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Information:
Nicole O. Melanson
Communications, City of Moncton
506-383-6214 / nicole.melanson@moncton.ca