City of Parksville announces second round of COVID Relief Grant-in-Aid

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The City of Parksville is offering a second intake of the COVID Relief Grant-in-Aid program to support non-profit groups providing social, cultural and community support services in Parksville or serving Parksville residents. 

Non-profit groups may be eligible for reimbursement of COVID-related expenses incurred since March 2020, according to a release from the city. Examples of expenses include:

-Costs to obtain personal protective equipment

-Enhanced cleaning costs

-Costs to adapt programming or services during the COVID-19 pandemic

-COVID-related losses in regular revenue due to the inability to hold annual and ongoing fundraising events

-Barriers, installations or modifications to ensure physical distancing and COVID safety.

Wages and utility costs are not eligible, as these costs have been offset by senior government programs, the city said. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Nov. 26.

At its Feb. 17 meeting, council unanimously approved funding of $280,000 for the COVID Relief Grant-in-Aid program. Council approved a second intake to allocate the remaining $149,000 during its Nov. 1 meeting.

According to the city’s grant-in-aid policy, a select committee will review each application and make recommendations to council as to whether grants should be approved. 

Submission details are outlined in the grant-in-aid policy. Applications may be submitted to the Administration Department, 100 Jensen Ave East, Parksville or by email to administration@parksville.ca.

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