Grant Information

Grant-in-Aid

The City of Wetaskiwin supports organizations that enrich the Community through projects and events that benefit the City as a whole. If your organization is looking for financial assistance to host events in the City, you may qualify for our Grant-in-Aid funding.

Is your community group or organization looking for funding over $500

Community groups can apply for Grant-in-Aid funding over $500 and make a presentation to City Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 23, 2020. The deadline for submission is 9 AM November 18, 2020.

Complete the fillable application form, send it to Administration and make a 5-10 minute presentation to Council! Applications can be emailed, dropped off at City Hall (4705-50 Avenue), or mailed. Best of luck to all applicants.

Grant-in-Aid funding up to $500

Applications for the 2021 Grant-in-Aid funding program are now being accepted until October 7, 2020 October 21, 2020. Every year, the City of Wetaskiwin accepts applications for grant requests up to $500 for events that benefit our community. *Applications are no longer being accepted for Grant-in-Aid up to $500*

If you aren't sure if your event is eligible for this grant, please refer to the following documents for more information:

For additional information please contact the City of Wetaskiwin at 780.361.4409 or email administration@wetaskiwin.ca.

FCSS Community Grant Program

The FCSS Grant Program provides funds to enhance and enrich preventative programs and services throughout the City of Wetaskiwin. FCSS is a partnership between the City of Wetaskiwin and the province of Alberta. Funding decisions will be in accordance with provincial FCSS guidelines. For additional information please view the FCSS Grant Program page.

Grants Awarded to the City of Wetaskiwin

The City of Wetaskiwin has been awarded over $20 million in grant funding throughout 2020. 

“Working through an incredibly hard time—both economically and with the pandemic—it is very encouraging to have the support from our provincial and federal partners,” stated City of Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam. “While some of our grant dollars this year is based on population and through existing agreements, the City has taken a very active role in pursuing grant funding to help offset our costs which in turn directly benefits our residents and business owners.”

The breakdown of the grants received is as follows:

Community Food Centres Canada

Program Name

Grant Amount

Description

Good Food Access Fund

$80,000

Support for community members experiencing food security issues as a result of COVID-19 including food hampers, produce and gift cards

Good Food Access Fund

$20,000

Gift cards to further support community members experiencing food security issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Subtotal of section

$100,000


Government of Alberta

Program Name

Grant Amount

Description

Alberta Municipal Water Wastewater Partnership

 $12,900,000

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

Community and Regional Economic Support program

 $34,375

Economic development investment readiness and attraction report

Community Outreach Coordinator

 $65,000

Community Outreach Coordinator staff position for the City of Wetaskiwin's Intensive Case Management Program.

Municipal Stimulus Funding

 $1,504,288

Asphalt overlays on 40 avenue (56 Street to 64 Street) and 48 Street south of 37 Avenue of South East Industrial

Municipal Sustainability Initiative

$2,661,682

Funding to support 2020 capital projects including the public works shop replacement

Municipal Operating Support Transfer

$1,286,432

General Administrative shortfalls associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and actions taken in response to it

Municipal Policing Assistance Grant

$301,240

Funding to support annual policing costs

Police Officer Grant

$200,000

Funding for two police officer positions

Social Services Support for COVID-19

$75,500

Support for community members during COVID-19 including the Feed More program, Community Kitchen Support, hygiene kits and front-line staff

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program

$210,000

Lighting upgrades at the Wetaskiwin Regional Airport

Subtotal of section

 $19,238,517


Government of Canada

Program Name

Grant Amount

Description

Canada Summer Jobs

 $16,800

Summer student employment positions

Federal Gas Tax Fund

 $723,888

Funding to support local infrastructure priorities for 2020 including lane line rehabilitation and storm sewer rehabilitation

Reaching Home COVID-19 Emergency Funding

$17,850

Emergency self isolation supplies for Wetaskiwin's homeless population including sleeping supplies, food, basic necessities, personal protective equipment, and sanitization supplies

Subtotal for section

$758,538


Grand Total

$20,097,055