ORGANIZATIONS CAN APPLY FOR GRANT TO PUT TOWARDS SUPPORT SERVICES AND CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT HELP PREVENT AND REDUCE HOMELESSNESS IN PEEL REGION
BRAMPTON, ON. (Jan. 23, 2015) – The Region of Peel and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Community Advisory Board have issued a call for proposal for projects that seek to prevent and reduce homelessness. Projects must focus on activities that aim to help people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness as they stabilize their living arrangements and circumstances to move beyond emergency needs. Successful applicants will receive a one-year grant of up to $80,000 for support services or capital projects in Peel. The granting period will begin April 1, 2015 and end March 31, 2016. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.
The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a federal-funding program that aims to prevent and reduce homelessness. The Region of Peel acts as the fund administrator for HPS in Peel Region and is responsible for guiding a community planning process governed by a Community Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB is the local organizing committee chosen through an open call for volunteers that helps set funding priorities and recommends proposed projects for grants. The CAB is comprised of 10 community members that represent a variety of backgrounds and sectors.
Please visit peelregion.ca/communityinvestments/hps to access more information, application forms and submission instructions.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca.