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Alberta Community Restorative Justice (ACRJ) Grants

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits to Advance
Restorative Justice in Local Communities

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Government of Alberta

Deadline Date:

07/31/20 Noon - Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Alberta nonprofit organizations to advance restorative justice in local communities. Funding is intended to support capacity building efforts and direct services that augment restorative justice practices and referrals in communities throughout the Province.

Alberta Community Restorative Justice grants are available to non-profit organizations that provide restorative justice services and referrals to communities.

Restorative justice grants are available for organizations to:

  •  Provide restorative justice mediation services
  •  Increase a community’s:
    •  Referrals to restorative justice
    •  Capacity to provide restorative justice
    •  Awareness of restorative justice

The ACRJ grant is available for 2 funding streams:

A. To enhance RJ community capacity, increase awareness, and build referrals (capacity development). Grants may be used to facilitate institutional or community readiness with the goal of establishing a restorative justice practice or enhancing current services. Capacity development funding may also be available to new or previously existing organizations that wish to adopt or improve restorative justice practices. Associated eligible costs are inclusive of administration, training, public education and awareness, and facilitator costs.

B. To support the delivery of direct restorative justice (RJ) mediation services (direct mediation services). Grants may be used to finance the direct operation of a program and is inclusive of wages, facility overhead, training, and other associated operational costs.

Preference will be given to initiatives that provide direct mediation services over those that seek capacity development.

Proposals must:

  • Advance the principles and application of restorative justice
  • Demonstrate benefits to victims, offenders, and the community
  • Operate within the context of the Canadian justice system, and
  • Have support from restorative justice practitioners, local police service, Chief Crown Prosecutor, victims' groups, other referral agencies and where appropriate, other criminal justice or community groups 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178228

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$720,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

A maximum of $50,000 per project per year is available for either direct services or capacity development initiatives.

Term of Contract:

- Capacity development programs: Maximum of 1 year funding
- Direct RJ mediation services: Applicants can apply for funding for one year, unless they have been successful recipients of the ACRJ grant for the past 2 consecutive years, in which case they may apply for up to 2 years of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following applicants can apply for the grant:

- Non-profit organizations with corporate legal status
- Community-based coalitions and networks (requires an incorporated fiscal agent)
- Indigenous communities including bands and tribal councils
- Youth justice committees currently receiving funding for their core work are eligible to apply, but only for activities not currently funded by the Ministry.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications and all supporting materials must be received on or before noon on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Applicants should select one of the two funding streams, capacity building or direct mediation services. If both streams are applicable, a clear distinction between the streams must be demonstrated, and a primary stream must be identified.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the original signed applications by mail or email to:

Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grant
Crime Prevention and Restorative Justice Unit
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
10th Floor South, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7
Email: cprj@gov.ab.ca

For eligibility questions, contact the Crime Prevention and Restorative Justice Unit at the above email address, or call 780-415-1819 [or Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)].

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