The Alberta Community Partnership Grants have been announced for the 2016-2017 intake. The Intermunicipal Collaboration (IC) component is the stream where municipalities collaborate to carry out initiatives. IC applications are due by December 16, 2016.
- IC project ranking criteria have been updated to ensure that projects that directly produce frameworks for regional approaches to service delivery, such as shared service agreements or intermunicipal development plans, under core service categories receive the highest priority for grant funds.
- The IC project maximum is $200,000.
- Projects related to implementing regional services including facility construction, equipment purchases, pilots, training, and system upgrades are no longer eligible under the IC component.
- The IC application limit is one application per managing partner. Municipalities can participate as a project participant in more than one application.
CAOs from the Town of St. Paul, the County, the Town of Elk Point and Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay have had preliminary discussions regarding potential applications and are recommending the following projects and partnerships:
- Recreational Servicing Study (Town of St. Paul lead; County, Elk Point, SV of Horseshoe Bay partners)
- Rural IDPs (County lead, MD Bonnyville, Smoky Lake County, Lac La Biche County, County of Vermilion River, and County of Two Hills as partners) ** This is subject to approval by these neighbouring municipalities. Administration has contacted CAOs of all five neighbours to gauge interest.
- Urban IDPs (Summer Village lead, County, Town of Elk Point, and Town of St. Paul as partners)
- Street Lighting Retrofit Feasibility Study (Elk Point lead, County, Town of St. Paul, SV of Horseshoe Bay as partners)
Administration is currently seeking quotes for the projects listed above. Administration is looking for motions to submit an ACP application for these four projects subject to resolutions being passed by all partnering municipalities.