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Funding available for projects to help ease rural MB homelessness

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: September 23, 2021 08:21

Apply to Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation by Oct. 6th

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If your organization is helping the homeless outside the City of Brandon there's money available for projects.

The Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation has an Agreement with the Government of Canada to administer the Reaching Home homelessness funding in rural Manitoba, and they're accepting proposals. 

There is $250,000 available through the Indigenous Reaching Home stream and $540,000 available in the Rural and Remote Reaching Home stream. The funding must be fully invested by March 2022. 

Proposals may be for covid response or non-covid related projects to address homelessness. Eligible activities and expenses must meet the main community priorities:

-Provision of housing and support services
-Homelessness prevention and shelter diversion
-Connecting to health and medical services
-Client support services
-Capital investments

The full directives of Eligible Activities under the Reaching Home funding in the Context of COVID-19 can be found here: http://bnrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/HPD-RHDirectives-COVID-19-EN.pdf 

It is important that homeless serving organizations applying for this funding work collaboratively within their community to provide a collective response to the health and homelessness crisis.

For further information please contact: Laura Wallis, Reaching Home Coordinator 204-729-2490 ext. 106.  ReachingHome@BNRC.ca

Deadline for first round of consideration is Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 4:30 pm.

(Late submissions may be accepted if funding remains available)

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