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For Immediate Release:
October 8, 2015

Homelessness Partnering Strategy Grants Now Available

BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 8, 2015) - The Region of Peel and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s (HPS) Community Advisory Board have issued two calls for proposals. Organizations may apply for a one-year grant for Support Services and Capital Projects and for a three-year grant for the Housing First Pilot Project.

The Support Services and Capital Projects Grant is for projects that seek to prevent and reduce homelessness. Projects must focus on activities that help ensure people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are able to stabilize their living arrangements and circumstances to move beyond emergency needs. Successful applicants will receive a one-year grant of up to $80,000. The granting period will begin April 1, 2016 and end March 31, 2017.

Beginning this year, a Housing First Pilot Project Grant will be issued to one pilot project only. This project must implement Housing First activities that help chronically or episodically homeless individuals access and maintain permanent housing, connect with mainstream services and reintegrate into the community. One successful applicant will receive a grant of $318,584 per year, for three years, receiving a total grant of $955,752. The granting period will begin April 1, 2016 and end March 31, 2019.

The deadline to submit an application for either call for proposals is Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Please visit www.peelregion.ca/communityinvestments/hps for more information, application forms, submission instructions and information session dates and times. Organizations are strongly encouraged to attend an information session prior to applying.

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 and works with a Community Advisory Board to set funding priorities and recommend projects for grants.

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 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 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.



Genevieve Aversa
Communication Coordinator,
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4672

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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