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Applications being accepted for Municipal grants

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 12, 2019) – Applications are now being accepted for the annual grant opportunities offered by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Community Investment Program. Local non-profit organizations and athletes or performers competing at a provincial, national or international level are encouraged to apply. Applications are being accepted for the following grants: 

Community Impact Grant – Provides funding through three different grant streams to local non-profit organizations meeting community needs while contributing toward the strategic priorities identified in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 2018 – 2021 Strategic Plan. Applicants may apply for funding, up to the maximum amount, from each of the following grant streams: 

1. Community Programs and Projects - $100,000 maximum
2. Community Events - $20,000 maximum 
3. New Events - $50,000 maximum, with a declining proportion of funding available for a maximum of three years  

Games Legacy Grant – Provides financial assistance to athletes and performers competing or training at a provincial, national or international level. Individual applicants may apply for grant funding up to a maximum of $1,500 and team or group applicants may apply for a maximum of $3,000. 

The deadline to apply for these grants is September 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. MST.  

Residents and community groups are encouraged to attend any of the following drop-in information sessions to
learn more about the grant opportunities offered by the Community Investment Program. 

 Date  Event/Location   Time 
 Thursday, August 15  Anzac Municipal Office  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, August 20   Fort McMurray:
 McMurray Experience, 9909 Franklin Ave.
 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, August 21  RMWB Open House
 Janvier Municipal Office 
 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 Thursday, August 29   RMWB Open House 
 Conklin Multiplex 
 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, September 4  RMWB Open House 
 Fort Chipewyan: Mamawi Hall 
 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Thursday, September 5   Fort McMurray: 
 McMurray Experience, 9909 Franklin. Ave  
 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, September 11   RMWB Open House 
 Fort McKay: Location TBA 
 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Additional information about the grants offered by the Community Investment Program, including grant guidelines and the application forms are available at rmwb.ca/cip

For any questions or concerns, please contact Pulse at 780-743-7000, toll-free at 1-800-973-9663 or online at rmwb.ca/pulse

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