Codiac Youth and Family Well-Being Grant Program

Grant Program

The Codiac Region, which includes Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview, supported by Public Safety Canada funding, is embarking on a comprehensive initiative to enhance the well-being of youth and families within our community.

The Codiac Youth and Family Well-Being Grant Program offers grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 for projects executed between Jan. 1, 2024, and March 31, 2024. These grants will empower local organizations to address immediate needs and lay the groundwork for longer-term interventions.

This grant program can be considered a standalone opportunity and is a precursor to a more comprehensive funding program. However, receiving funding through this short-term grant program does not guarantee subsequent funding in the larger, integrated program. This approach allows for immediate, high-impact interventions, while also laying the groundwork for potential future involvement in the broader youth and family support initiatives within the region.

Program Objectives

The Codiac Youth and Family Well-Being Grant Program, underpinned by Public Safety Canada's Building Safer Communities initiative, is focused on youth gang and violence prevention. Recognizing the complex web of factors contributing to these issues, our program extends funding to a wide range of community needs that are interconnected with youth gang involvement and potential violence.

Through extensive consultations with community partners and thorough research, we have identified specific risk factors relevant to our community's context. These include, but are not limited to, the vulnerability to criminal exploitation and the risk of organized crime. 

While our funding aims to tackle these deep-rooted challenges, we encourage applicants to approach these issues with a broader perspective, focusing on enhancing family and youth well-being and resilience. This approach allows for a more comprehensive impact beyond the direct concerns of gang-related activities.

Please note, the funding provided is intended primarily for preventative measures and upstream interventions. Enforcement-related activities or programs focused on gang exits are not eligible. This strategic decision aligns with our region’s focus on younger demographics, aiming to address issues before they escalate into more serious challenges.

Requirements

Grant Objectives

  • To support youth facing challenges such as housing instability, substance abuse, mental health issues, and educational barriers.
  • To assist families affected by conflict, disconnection, and socioeconomic deprivation.
  • To encourage interventions that foster resilience and offer targeted support for individual and family-level well-being.

Criteria

Applicants may choose to focus their proposals on one or more of the identified risk factors, which have been categorized into groups: individual, family, and equity. It is not mandatory to address all risk factors within a chosen group or to cover each group in your application.

Individual Factors for Youth

  • Housing instability
  • Substance use and early onset of substance use
  • Unmet mental health needs
  • School disengagement and/or learning difficulties
  • Experiences of racism and discrimination 
  • Lack of positive adult role models
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Violent victimization

Family and Economic Factors

  • Family conflict and/or violence 
  • Family disconnection
  • Parental substance use 
  • Lack of adult and parental role models
  • Family criminality or vulnerability to criminal exploitation 
  • Economic exclusion and deprivation

Equity and Inclusion

Grants that demonstrate a response to the needs of one or more of the following groups will be considered favourably:

  • Newcomer and Immigrant Families: Initiatives explicitly addressing the unique challenges and integration needs of newcomer and immigrant families in Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview.
  • Indigenous Youth: Proposals that focus on supporting Indigenous youth, acknowledging and addressing their specific cultural, social, and community needs.
  • 2SLGBTQI+ Individuals: Initiatives that cater to the needs of 2SLGBTQI+ youth and families, ensuring inclusivity, support, and understanding of their experiences.
  • Rural Communities: Proposals that recognize and address the challenges faced by youth and families in rural areas within Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview. 

Additional Criteria

Geographic Focus

  • Proposals must address the needs within the Codiac Region, encompassing Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview.
  • While initiatives may prioritize certain areas based on need, they should demonstrate a strategy to impact the broader region.

Target Age Demographics

  • Initiatives should primarily focus on youth aged 10-13 and/or 14-19.
  • Proposals should specify their chosen age range and justify the focus, ensuring that strategies are age-appropriate and relevant.
     

Eligibility and Restrictions

Eligible Applicants

  • Organizations with the capability to fully expend funds by March 31, 2024.
  • Proposals from entities addressing the specified risk factors for youth and family well-being.

Eligible Use of Funds

The grant funds are dedicated to the following eligible expenditures to support the objectives of the program:

  • Salaries, wages, and benefits for project-related personnel.
  • Professional services, including consultancy and specialist training.
  • Recruitment and training expenses to enhance project implementation.
  • Costs associated with conference and meeting room rentals for project activities.
  • Necessary travel for project execution.
  • Office equipment, supplies, materials, and software. 
  • Translation and interpretation services to ensure program accessibility.
  • Costs for meals and refreshments for participants in project activities.
  • Honoraria for guest speakers or facilitators.
  • Expenses related to culturally appropriate programming.

Funding Restrictions

  • The grant must not replace existing federal or provincial funding.
  • Grants cannot be used to fund gift cards.
  • Capital expenditures are not eligible.
  • It cannot be used for ongoing core activities, but should support new or expanded initiatives.

Grant Application Form

Organization Information

Mailing address
Briefly describe your organization, including its mission and history.
If applicable, provide your organization's tax ID or registered charity number.

Project Details

Provide a brief overview of your project. Explain how it aligns with the objectives of the Codiac Youth and Family Well-Being Grant Program.
Target risk factors
Indicate which of the following risk factors your project addresses. Check all that apply.
Equity and inclusion focus
Does your project specifically address the needs of any of the following groups? Check all that apply.
Describe the primary beneficiaries of your project, including age range and community groups.
Regional service area
Which areas will your project serve? Check all that apply.
For Moncton-based organizations only: Describe how your project supports or aligns with Better Together: Moncton's Social Inclusion Plan.

Implementation and Evaluation

Outline your project's implementation strategy, including timelines, key activities, and resource allocation.
Describe the specific outcomes you aim to achieve with your project.

Budget Allocation

Provide a budget breakdown. How will the grant funds be allocated among eligible cost categories such as salaries, professional services, training, equipment, translation services, and culturally appropriate programming?
Funding timeline compliance
Confirm that all funds will be expended by March 31, 2024.
Reporting and accountability
Indicate your willingness to complete the following. Check all that apply.
Describe your organization's previous experience in implementing similar projects.
List any collaborations or partnerships involved in this project.