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Safe and Healthy Communities Allocation FAQ
Is there a form I need to fill out?
No, we are accepting proposals from applicants but do not have a standard or specific format. There are a number of criteria required to have a successfully submitted proposal as defined in the Safe and Healthy Communities Reserve Fund Policy.
What are the criteria to have a successful proposal?
Eligible organizations or services must:
- be based in Drayton Valley and supported by the Drayton Valley community at large;
- not duplicate already existing services in the community, or show that duplication is necessary in order to meet community needs;
- provide opportunities for community access and involvement within their organization, without regard to race, sexual orientation, religion, creed, gender, or disability;
- carry adequate insurance to protect any sponsoring agency; and
- show continuing effort in remaining financially independent and viable.
- provide a budget or business plan for the service requiring support, showing anticipated revenue sources and expenditures.
What is the amount of funds available and how much can I submit a proposal for?
The amount in the Automated Traffic Enforcement Reserve for as of December 31st, 2015 is $120,180. The amount that has been accumulated in 2016 will be reflective of the remittance of funds from the Alberta Government. We do not have a limit to the amount of funds that an individual or group can apply for however proposals will be evaluated on a case by case basis to provide equal opportunity to all applicants who meet the criteria.
What is the deadline for proposals?
There is no strictly defined deadline for proposals. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted throughout the year with funds distributed an ongoing basis.
What’s the selection process?
- Step 1 Prepare a Proposal
- Step 2 Submit a Proposal
- Step 3 Administrative Review
- Step 4 Council Consideration
- Step 5 Awarding of Funds to Successful Proposals
- Step 6 Reporting on Initiative Outcomes
Where is the money held and does it go into general revenue for the Town of Drayton Valley?
The dollars are held in the Healthy and Safe Communities Fund. The fund is divided into sections that are listed in the Automated Fund Allocation Policy in section 9:
“All net Municipal revenue from automated traffic enforcement shall be designated from time to time by Council, but initially as follows:
a. Up to fifty percent (50%)- Safe and Healthy Community Allocation;
b. No less than forty percent (40%)- Life-cycle Capital Replacement Plan;
and c. Up to ten (10%)- participatory budget (PB)”
Who do I submit the proposal to?
Proposals can be submitted to the Town of Drayton Valley at 5120-52nd Street Box 6837 Drayton Valley Alberta T7A 1A1. Attention: Dwight Dibben CAO or email:email@example.com. You can also fax it to: 780 542 5753.
Can we apply more than once for funding in a year?
Funding can be requested more than once a year by an individual or organization providing that each proposal represents a separate initiative or event and adhere to the guidelines set out by the Automated Traffic Enforcement Fund Policy. Priority may be given to first time applicants who have not applied for funding under this program.
Do we have to be a registered charity or non-profit society?
No, equal consideration will be given to any group regardless of their status provided they meet the criteria as set out in the policy.
For more information:
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Town of Drayton Valley
Phone: 780 514 2219