Community Resilience Fund: Funding Application Guide

 

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Call for Applications January 22, 2019 – March 25, 2019

Purpose

This document is your step-by-step guide for information and guidance in completing an application for funding under the Community Resilience Fund (CRF).

Before applying:

Review the information in this Funding Application Guide, noting all of the required information and supporting documentation. Please also review the CRF Terms and Conditions (Annex A). Please note that incomplete applications, or submissions not including a completed Budget Template or Project Workplan Template, will not be considered for funding.

Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact the CRF mailbox at ps.crf-frc.sp@canada.ca and a Program Officer will provide you with assistance.

Contents

This Funding Application Guide consists of five main sections:

Section 1: Program Overview

Introduction

Public Safety Canada is working to build a safe and resilient Canada through the CRF, which provides time-limited funding in the form of grants and contributions to enhance and/or support countering radicalization to violence (CRV) research and programming across Canada. The term “radicalization to violence” refers to a process where a person or group takes on extreme ideas or beliefs and begins to think they should use violence to support them. The CRF provides opportunities for local communities, organizations, practitioners, researchers and youth to obtain funds for CRV initiatives.

Public Safety Canada’s Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (Canada Centre) provides leadership, coordinates resources and expertise, mobilizes and supports community outreach and enhances research in the area of CRV. The CRF is a key element of the Canada Centre, helping to enhance partnerships and innovation in CRV research and programming across the country.

CRF Objectives

The objective of the CRF is to enhance cooperation and innovation in CRV research and programming by:

Eligible Recipients

Financial assistance may be provided to the following classes of recipients:

 For full information on recipient eligibility, please refer to the CRF Terms and Conditions (Annex A).

There is no limit to the number of applications an organization may submit under this open call for applications.

Eligible Costs

Funds may be used only for expenses directly related to the activities of the project identified in a budget approved by the Department for both grants and contributions.

For more detailed information about eligible expenses, please refer to the Budget template, or CRF Terms and Conditions (Annex A).

Section 2: Application Requirements and Instructions

The current call for applications is open from January 22, 2019 to March 25, 2019. Completed applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 Pacific Time (PDT) on March 25, 2019.

The application form questions can be found in Annex B of this funding guide. Applicants are encouraged to prepare their answers to the application questions before completing the online funding application form.

All applicants will receive a confirmation email that their submission was received. If a confirmation email is not received after submission please contact the CRF mailbox for assistance.

Incomplete applications and applications received after 11:59pm Pacific Time (PDT) ‐ March 25, 2019 will not be considered for funding.

Information Sessions

Public Safety Canada will be hosting Information Sessions through teleconference to provide potential applicants with general guidance on the processes of the CRF Call for Applications.

The English session will be held on Thursday January 31, 2019 at 1PM Eastern Time (EST)
Teleconference number:
Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US only): 1-866-206-0153
Local and international dial-in number: 1-613-954-9003
Passcode: 8110524#

The French session will be held on Friday February 1, 2019 at 1 pm Eastern Time (EST)
Teleconference number:
Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US only): 1-877-413-4815
Local and international dial-in number: 1-613-960-7526
Passcode: 4819291#

Application Checklist

The following documents must be submitted as part of your CRF application:

  1. CRF Online Project Application Form (mandatory).
    The questions in the CRF Online Project Application Form can also be found in Annex B of this funding guide.
  2. Budget (mandatory)
    The application must include a itemized budget for the life cycle of the project, disclosing all revenues from all sources (confirmed and potential), including in-kind support, as well as all expected expenses of the project, including all evaluation costs. The Budget Template provides the format required for the project proposal submission. The budget is uploaded using the link provided at the end of the Online Application Form.
  3. Project Workplan (mandatory)
    The application must include a project workplan which defines the activities the project will undertake to achieve its anticipated outcomes. The Project Workplan Template provides the format required for the project proposal submission. It is then uploaded using the link provided at the end of the Online Application Form.

Reference Documents

Please use this guide and the attached annexes as reference material when completing the CRF Application Form, Budget Template and Project Workplan Template.

Important Note:
If approved, Quebec organizations may be asked to submit their most recent financial statements during the project development phase in order to determine whether the organization is subject to the application of the Act Respecting the Ministère du Conseil Exécutif (M-30).

Section 3: Project Evaluation and Assessment Process

CRF Open Call Funding Streams

Projects must fall under one of the follow funding streams to be eligible for this call for applications.

CRF Open Call Funding Streams

1. Research Projects

Includes research projects, having a positive domestic impact on Canada or Canadians, including primary research, such as surveys, interviews, field experiments, or lab-based experiments; secondary research such as literature reviews and meta-analyses; production and analysis of datasets; and creation of tools such as software programs to support research. It also includes the evaluation of programs and policies.

Max. Funding per Project

Maximum Funding Period

Stacking Requirements

$500,000 / year

60 months

Minimum 5% cost share from non-governmental sources

2. Programming Projects

Focuses primarily on developing and implementing targeted initiatives, programs and interventions that address specific risk, need, vulnerability, and/or protective factors associated with CRV in at-risk populations.

With an aim to support program delivery, activities may also include the development and dissemination of information, tools and resources; professional development and training of project staff; public awareness and education; and evaluation.

Max. Funding per Project

Maximum Funding Period

Stacking Requirements

$500,000 / year

60 months

Minimum 5% cost share from non-governmental sources

3. Conferences/Workshops/Seminars

Includes the organization and hosting of Conferences/Workshops/Seminars that aim to build capacity and increase networking amongst CRV practitioners, researchers and decision-makers.

Max. Funding per Project

Maximum Funding Period

Stacking Requirements

$150,000

18 months

Minimum 20% cost share from non-governmental sources

4. Youth-Led Projects

New to the CRF will be the Youth-Led Projects funding stream. This initiative supports projects empowering young people working to counter radicalization to violence. This pilot initiative aims to use a simpler, streamlined application process to quickly support new youth-led ideas. Larger-scale proposals should apply through the other available funding streams.

This initiative will include projects by youth-led organizations, organizations with a core mission to support youth, and youth who have partnered with an organization for the purpose of implementing a project. Youth-led projects may focus on research, programming or Conferences/Workshops/Seminars as detailed in the funding streams above.

Max. Funding per Project

Maximum Funding Period

Stacking Requirements

$75,000 / Year

1 year

None

Important Note:
The questions are tailored to each funding stream. The application will change depending on the funding stream selected.

Canada Centre Priorities

The National Strategy on CRV which articulates the Government of Canada's approach to countering radicalization to violence has identified three key priority areas in consultation with stakeholders, the public, and international experts. The priorities provide a focus for the activities and investments of the Government of Canada. The priority areas are provided to inform potential applicants of the Government of Canada’s priorities on CRV, however initiatives that address other aspects of countering radicalization to violence in Canada will also be considered, as long as they meet the terms and conditions of the CRF.

Canada Centre Priorities

Priority

Objective

Priority 1: Building, Sharing and Using Knowledge

  • Build knowledge on reliable and meaningful indicators of radicalization to violence and protective factors.
  • Build knowledge on methods to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of programs aimed at countering radicalization to violence.
  • Share knowledge by connecting researchers and practitioners across Canada to share best practices through conferences and events.

Priority 2: Addressing Radicalization to Violence in the Online Space

  • Support civil society in the development of digital literacy guidelines and alternative narratives.
  • Work with technology companies and international partners to continue efforts to reduce the impact of terrorist and violent extremist content online.
  • Support research to better understand how terrorists and violent extremist groups operate in the online space and how to counter their activities.

Priority 3: Supporting Interventions

  • Support training for front-line workers and practitioners so they can assess and intervene with cases of radicalization to violence.
  • Continue to provide funding for local, comprehensive approaches to interventions.
  • Support capacity building among multi-agency programs to intervene with cases of radicalization to violence.

The above chart provides the key points from the three priorities. For a more thorough explanation, please consult the National Strategy on CRV.

Part 4: Project Development

Building a Strong Application

There are a number of resources available that can provide guidance on developing applications for a project for countering radicalization to violence, including definitions and concepts that are valuable to consider. Applicants are encouraged to explore the various sections of the Canada Centre home page.

Specifically, the National Strategy on CRV is intended to help explain why and how individuals and groups become involved in violent extremism, the behaviours involved, and their impacts on Canadians and communities. The National Strategy also explains and provides examples about various approaches to CRV – from early prevention, to at-risk prevention, to disengagement from ideologies – and how such initiatives can build protective factors against individual and group escalation towards violent extremism, as well as against the harmful impacts of radicalization to violence on communities and society.

The National Strategy also discusses some of the key areas of need for research to improve the knowledge base, as well as for prevention and intervention programs. For proposals that aim specifically to develop programs, another helpful resource is the Project Planning and Evaluation guide developed by Public Safety Canada for designing crime prevention projects.

Please note that project proposals for CRV can take a number of different forms, and sometimes the requirements or goals of common crime prevention approaches may be less relevant. The CRF application is designed to help guide the applicant to focus on what is important to include. As well, a helpful way to get a sense of the range of project designs relevant to the CRF can be obtained by reviewing the descriptions of projects already funded through the program. Information on past funded projects can guide applicants’ understanding of current research and project areas, and indicate where additional development could be helpful.

Facebook Support for Relevant Community Resilience Fund Applicants

Facebook is supporting the work of individuals and groups who use Facebook to speak out against hatred and violent extremism. The company supports local communities, experts in civil society and academia as well as policymakers to develop and implement counterspeech initiatives across the globe.

Facebook is also a leading member of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), which it established in June 2017 alongside Microsoft, Twitter and Google. GIFCT formalizes and structures how these companies and other members work to address the spread of terrorism and violent extremism on their platforms and those of smaller member companies. Among its various activities, GIFCT is committed to conducting and supporting research to mitigate and counter violent extremists’ and terrorists’ ability to promote terrorism, disseminate propaganda and exploit or glorify real-world acts of violence.

As part of its commitment to prevent and counter violent extremist and terrorist activity online, Facebook is looking to help support innovative, relevant proposals for the CRF Open Call for Applications. The company is particularly interested in projects and programs which look to better understand, prevent, and counter violent extremist and terrorist use of the online space. Potential help from Facebook could include monetary, subject matter and/or in-kind support for proposals in areas like qualitative and quantitative action-oriented research, development and promotion of alternative narratives and content, and capacity building for youth and civil society-led online initiatives.

Applicants interested in this kind of support are encouraged to email the Canada Centre for further information: ps.canadacentre-centrecanadien.sp@canada.ca.

If deemed relevant to the CRF Terms and Conditions (Annex A) and to possibilities for Facebook support, project leads will be introduced to a Facebook representative, to explore potential contributions by one or more companies. As with other partnership development for CRF proposals, this dialogue is independent. The Canada Centre is not responsible for and will not be involved in the creation of proposals or in any relevant negotiations between the potential applicant and Facebook representatives, aside from normal informational support provided to potential applicants by CRF Program officials.   

Project Evaluation

Evaluation will be a key activity in the implementation of CRF projects. In addition to the regular performance monitoring and reporting required for all projects funded under a contribution program, Public Safety Canada supports robust and rigorous evaluation of selected projects and provides assistance to develop and implement evaluations that are appropriate to the type of project being undertaken.

Project evaluation results contribute to building the evidence and knowledge about effective CRV practices. The dissemination of knowledge obtained from evaluations enables people in communities, policy-makers, and program designers to develop more effective CRV initiatives, locally and nationally. For more information on project evaluation, please see Evaluation and Measuring Performance.

In order to be considered for an evaluation, the project proposal should demonstrate that the applying organization:

Section 5: Application Assessment Process

Assessment Criteria

Eligible applications will undergo a criteria-based assessment process to ensure that all project applications are evaluated objectively against the same assessment criteria, the CRF Terms and Conditions, and the availability of funding.

Project proposals will be reviewed against merit criteria, such as:

Assessment Process

The project assessment process will consist of:

Communication of Results

Ineligible applicants will receive a written notification.

Eligible applicants will be contacted by Public Safety Canada with the results of the assessment.

Section 6: Contact Information

Please direct requests for assistance to the CRF mailbox at ps.crf-frc.sp@canada.ca. Program Officers are available to provide advice on the eligibility of applicants, activities and expenses and to answer general questions. Please note that completed applications will not be reviewed prior to submission.

For additional information on the CRF, please refer to Public Safety Canada’s website.

Annex A: CRF Terms and Conditions

1. AUTHORITY

The authority of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (hereinafter referred to as “the Minister”) to create a transfer payment conferred by paragraph 6(1)(c) of the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Act, S.C. 2005, ch.10.

2. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Community Resilience Fund will support the priorities of the Office by providing time-limited financial assistance to enhance and/or support countering radicalization to violence (CRV) research and programming across Canada. The Community Resilience Fund will include opportunities for local communities, organizations, and academics to obtain funds for new and existing CRV initiatives.

3. OBJECTIVE

The objective of the Community Resilience Fund is to enhance cooperation and innovation in CRV research and programming by:

The objective is consistent with Public Safety Canada’s strategic objective: a Safe and Resilient Canada. The Community Resilience Fund fits under the department’s Performance Measurement Framework in the National Security activity including sub activity 1.1.1 National Security Leadership, ultimately resulting in a Safe and Resilient Canada.

4. EXPECTED RESULTS AND OUTCOMES

The activities and outputs of the programs are expected to lead to the immediate and intermediate outcomes. These outcomes can be associated to what the grants or contributions are expected to achieve.

Immediate Outcomes

Intermediate Outcomes

5. TYPE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance will be provided to eligible recipients in the form of grant or contribution funding.

6. ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS

Financial Assistance may be provided to the following classes of Recipients only if they have the legal capacity to enter into an agreement:

  1. National, provincial, territorial, municipal, Aboriginal, community or professional organizations, societies and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a not-for-profit purpose, and which have the mandate to represent their membership or community;
  2. Not-for-profit organizations including non-governmental organizations, non-profit corporations, community groups, umbrella organizations, and regulatory bodies and apprenticeship authorities, as well as associations serving the private sector;
  3. A provincial or local police service, including an indigenous police service, and/or its governing authority (also known as a board or police commission);
  4. Provincial, territorial, municipal, regional, and indigenous governments and their agencies;
  5. Universities and educational institutions;
  6. Individual researchers, acting in their personal capacity;
  7. Research institutions, domestic or international, with established record in relevant field(s), pursuing a domestic focus;
  8. International non-governmental organizations, including bodies associated/affiliated with organizations of which Canada is a member, which have their purpose supporting domestic public safety as a priority; and
  9. For-profit institutions with a record of developing and delivering programming, and performing research or related activities relevant to the goals of the Office. These for-profit institutions may be eligible provided that the nature and the intent of the activity is non-commercial.

Federal institutions, including any department, branch, office, board, agency, commission, corporations, or other entity which received an annual appropriation from Parliament, are not eligible for funding under the Community Resilience Fund.

7. ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

Activities eligible for support must be aligned with the Community Resilience Fund’s objectives, be domestic in scope, and include the following for both grants and contributions:

8. TYPE AND NATURE OF EXPENDITURES

Funds may be used only for expenses directly related to the activities of the project identified in a budget approved by the Department for both grants and contributions.

Eligible expenses include:

  1. Salaries and wages for permanent or temporary professional, clerical, technical and administrative services, including mandatory employment-related costs;
  2. Rent, normal utilities such as electricity, heat, water and telephone, maintenance of offices and other buildings, insurance and taxes, conference room and meeting room rentals, where these expenses are directly related to the project and are not core or ongoing expenses;
  3. Office equipment and minor capital acquisitions net of disposal (less than $5,000 per acquisition);
  4. Program supplies and materials (less than $5,000 per acquisition);
  5. Honoraria, defined as time-limited remuneration for a volunteer service or participation in project delivery that is consistent with, and essential to the attainment of, the project`s objectives. This can include but is not limited to, volunteer services and guest speakers; but cannot be provided for individuals whose participation in a project is already being compensated (e.g., by their employer) or is being accrued as part of an in-kind contribution;
  6. Computer services, library expenses, research costs and collection and analysis of statistics;
  7. Public awareness and educational activities consistent with the project`s objectives;
  8. Translation and simultaneous interpretation activities;
  9. Audit and evaluation expenses;
  10. Training (including conferences) and costs related to project development (e.g., consultations, professional development, data collection, meetings, and site visits);
  11. Reasonable travel and living expenses related to the delivery of the project, including transportation rental fees, in accordance with Treasury Board guidelines;
  12. Administrative expenses should be clearly defined and should not exceed 15% of the total funding agreement;
  13. Meals and/or refreshments for participants in activities and workshops directly related to the project, which are deemed reasonable through the detailed budget review and not to exceed the maximum National Joint Council guidelines; and
  14. Culturally appropriate expenditures including gifts (for a maximum of $100), community feasts, ceremonies and ceremonial meals, gatherings, and circles in accordance with National Joint Council guidelines.

9. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The following will be required of all applicants in order for the department to consider a project proposal.

The application must clearly describe the activities and desired outcomes of the project. These must relate to the mandate of the Department.

The supporting material would include:

In addition, to prevent the risk of conflict of interest, the applicant must:

Further application requirements regarding reporting needs will be outlined in the Calls for Proposals.

10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

If a project produces intellectual property, the Recipient retains copyright for any work produced under the funding agreement. However, in situations where the Department wishes to use the intellectual property produced by a Recipient, the Recipient shall retain copyright for any work produced under this agreement but may give the Department a royalty-free, permanent and non-exclusive license.

11. OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness will work, through funding agreements, with individuals, communities and organizations in their preferred official languages. All information published or made available as it relates to the grants and contributions program will be made available in both official languages and posted on Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada`s website in both official languages. The Community Resilience Fund`s overall objectives are to be implemented within the broader context of the linguistic duality of Canada by supporting projects that will service official language minority communities while being mindful of gender and diversity issues.

In their proposals, individuals, communities and organizations will be required to demonstrate the ways by which their proposed projects will respond to the needs of the official language minority communities and the impact their projects may have on these communities.

Funding provided under these Terms and Conditions will meet requirements under section VII of the Official Languages Act.

12. REVIEW PROCESSES

The Community Resilience Fund will be administered by the PS using a formal and well-established assessment and recommendation process to fund proposals annually. The focus of the funding will be on proposals that enhance and/or support CRV research and programming across Canada. Criteria for assessing the risk and relative merit of the proposals being put forward are identified in the previous section (section 9), and priorities will be further identified in the call letter.

Recommended proposals will be reviewed by the G&C Program Steering Committee, which will be chaired by the Senior Director to which the Office reports. It will be made up of select senior officials from key federal departments and agencies responsible for CRV efforts (security and social program partners, appointed to the Steering Committee by their respective department or agency. Departments and agencies that will be part of the Steering Committee will consist of, but not limited to: Canadian Heritage; Employment and Social Development Canada; Global Affairs Canada; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; and Public Safety Canada’s Portfolio Agencies.).

The funding formula will be determined based on estimated expenditures submitted by the applicant and the availability of funds. The Steering Committee will evaluate if the proposed costs are reasonable, and will make a final decision on which proposals will be funded. The amount recommended will be determined based on an assessment of: applicant need, reasonableness of costs, and capacity to achieve results.

13. GRANTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

PS has the choice between either a grant or a contribution as the funding vehicle. For any given project, PS will select the most appropriate source of funds. Program management will decide whether a grant or a contribution is the appropriate funding option.

Grants are unconditional transfer payments used to contribute financially to approved proposals from eligible organizations/institutions.

Contributions are conditional transfer payments used to contribute financially to approved proposals from recipients. Funding is provided for a specific purpose; recipients are held financially accountable; payments are tied to milestones/deliverables; and, projects can be audited. Contributions can be used to reimburse expenditures paid by the recipient.

The choice between a grant or a contribution will be based on the issue to be addressed, the specific program objectives or outcomes, the level of funding, the type of Recipient and the nature and level of risks associated with implementing the project. For example, grant recipients are generally well established organizations with robust governance and financial structures that maintain appropriate resource capacities, have a proven record of accomplishment for the delivery of projects, and whose risk management and results reporting structure are acceptable under these Terms and Conditions.

All grant and contribution agreements shall be subject to, and in accordance with, the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments and with these Terms and Conditions.

14. APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS WHEN USING GRANTS

14.1 MAXIMUM AMOUNT AND PERIOD

The maximum amount of financial assistance payable to each recipient will be limited by the vote appropriated for this purpose, and shall not exceed $10,000,000 per agreement. In addition, the maximum yearly amount (yearly = 12 month period) shall not exceed $3,500,000 per recipient, per year.
Funding agreements may be in the form of multiyear funding. Sixty (60) months is the maximum period for which a grant will be approved.
Project assistance is provided only at the minimum level to further the attainment of the program objectives and expected results.

14.2 MONITORING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Recipients will report on results achieved to support the Community Resilience Fund’s Performance Measurement and Evaluation Strategy and departmental reporting.

Recipients may be required to provide the Office with audited financial reports of the money received under the funding agreement.

14.3 BASIS AND TIMING OF PAYMENTS

Payments for grants will be paid to recipients pursuant to the provisions of the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments.

Payments over $250,000 will be made in the form of instalments, unless the full amount is required in a single payment to meet the objectives of the grant.

14.4 STACKING

For any funding assistance, the maximum level (stacking limit) of Total Government Assistance (federal/provincial/municipal assistance for the same purpose and eligible expenses) shall not exceed 100% of the eligible expenditures.

The Community Resilience Fund will require all recipients to disclose all confirmed and potential sources of funding for a proposed project before the start and at the end of a project.

15. APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS WHEN USING CONTRIBUTIONS

15.1 MAXIMUM AMOUNT AND PERIOD

The maximum amount of financial assistance payable to each recipient will be limited by the vote appropriated for this purpose, and shall not exceed $35,000,000 per agreement. In addition, the maximum yearly amount (yearly = 12 month period) shall not exceed $7,000,000 per recipient, per year.

Funding agreements may be in the form of multiyear funding. Sixty (60) months is the maximum period for which a contribution will be approved.

Project assistance is provided only at the minimum level to further the attainment of the program objectives and expected results.

15.2 MONITORING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Recipients will be required to submit financial and non-financial reports that include details that permit the Community Resilience Fund to demonstrate value for money, develop intellectual property in the area of public safety, and inform the expected results identified in the Community Resilience Fund’s Performance Measurement and Evaluation Strategy.
Financial and non-financial reports may include details such as confirmation that project activities have been completed and if they are meeting the objectives and expected results of the funded initiative. There will also be a requirement to provide a final accounting of expenditures. Recipients of the Community Resilience Fund may be required to provide data that measures the results of their activities for which funding was received. A call for proposals may specify more details to be included in the reports. Results may be used to support performance measurement and departmental reports to parliament.

The frequency of monitoring and reporting requirements will be based on an assessment of risk, as defined in Public Safety’s directive on project/agreement level risk management. If applicable a schedule of reporting requirements may be included within the funding agreement.

15.3 REPAYABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

Repayable funding agreements will not be made through these program terms and conditions. Any funding agreements made to for-profit businesses are not intended to allow the business to generate profits or to increase the value of the business in accordance with the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments and the Treasury Board Directive on Transfer Payments. The funding agreements are intended (1) to support measures designed to support programming, research and related activities (such as knowledge transfer) on pressing questions for Canadians government and society about CRV; (2) to expand the community of practitioners, researchers, communities, disciplines and universities addressing such questions; and (3) to better connect that programming and research community with officials responsible for national security, as well as bring the new knowledge to the general public.

15.4 BASIS AND TIMING OF PAYMENTS

Payments for contributions, including advance payments, will be paid to recipients pursuant to the provisions of the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments and based on the reimbursement of eligible expenditures.

Progress payments will be made upon receipt and acceptance by the Department of interim financial and project reports that outline the activities completed and expenses incurred to date.

Payments can be made in the form of advances according to the risk level of the funding and the recipient’s cash flow requirement where it is necessary for the successful implementation of the project.

Payment can be made up to a portion of the contribution to be determined based on the risk level of the funding, prior to completion of the project and the receipt of any audit that may be required.

15.5 STACKING

For any funding assistance, the maximum level (stacking limit) of Total Government Assistance (federal/provincial/municipal assistance for the same purpose and eligible expenses) shall not exceed 95% of the eligible expenditures.

The Community Resilience Fund will require all recipients to disclose all confirmed and potential sources of funding for a proposed project before the start and at the end of a project.

The Community Resilience Fund will ensure that the transfer payment assistance provided respects these stacking limits and that the federal funding assistance is based on the Total Government Assistance received (federal, provincial and municipal assistance for the same purpose and eligible expenses). This includes assistance such as all grants, contributions and any other assistance including non-monetary/in kind contributions being considered; all new investments in the applicant business; provisions for potential losses on load guarantees and loans; implicit subsidies; forgivable loans; investment tax credits; and any other grant or contribution for which the applicant may be eligible.

The repayment of any amount exceeding the Total Government Assistance limit will be calculated on a pro-rated basis (based on Total Government Assistance received towards the same eligible expenses).

THIRD PARTY INDEPENDENCE

Approval by Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is required prior to the redistribution of funding by a funding agreement recipient to one or more individuals or entities.

If a funding agreement Recipient redistributes funding to one or more individuals or entities:

Annex B: Community Resilience Fund Application Outline

Funding stream (select one)
Programming Projects
Research Projects
Conferences, Workshops & Seminars
Youth‐Led Projects *If selected, skip to the separate youth-led project application below*


CRF Application Form
(Programming Projects, Research Projects, Conferences, Workshops & Seminars)

Contact Information
Organization's legal name
Organization address
Primary contact for the project
Signing authority for the project

Project Overview
Project Title
Project Location(s)
Project Duration (months)
Total Project Cost (CAD$)
Public Safety Canada Funding (CAD$)
Total Public Safety Canada Funding in First Year (CAD$)

CRF Objective (select all options that apply)
Call Priorities (select all options that apply)

Section 1: Applicant Organization

1.1   Type of organization (select one)

1.2   What are the mandate, mission, and objectives of your organization? (2000 character limit)

1.3   Describe the expertise, resources, skills, experience and knowledge that qualify your    organization to deliver this project (3000 character limit)

1.4   Please provide information regarding the organization's previous history of managing project   budgets (2500 character limit)

Section 2: Project Information

2.1   Brief description of the project (2500 character limit)
A brief description of the overall purpose, objectives, and scope of the project.

2.2   Describe how your project aligns with the CRF program objectives (2500 character limit)
Describe the linkages the project has to the CRF objectives as found in the Terms and Conditions of the program    (enhancing research capacity, supporting evidence-based models and promising practices, building capacity, and   empowering local communities).

2.3   Demonstrate the need for the project (3000 character limit)
Describe the nature and extent of the priority issue to be addressed by the project, including empirical evidence and sources of that evidence where possible, to establish a clear need for the project.

2.4   Describe the links between the project activities and project outcomes (2500 character limit)
Referencing the Project Workplan document, as well as evidence from the demonstrated need above, describe   how and why the activities listed link to the anticipated project outcomes.

2.5   Identify and describe the role of partners essential to the implementation of the project (2500 character limit)

2.6   Describe the project risk and mitigation strategy (2000 character limit)
Identify any potential project risks. If no risks are identified, provide a rationale to demonstrate the project has   no potential risks. If risks are identified, analyze their potential impact, and identify the measures that will be    implemented to mitigate the risk.

Gender-Based Plus Analysis (GBA+)
Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is an analytical process used to better understand the different types of experiences and needs of diverse individuals and groups, in order to enhance the success and reduce potential harms of policies, programs, and research projects. Diversity in this context may refer to categories such as sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical disability, as appropriate to the project.

2.7   Does your overall project design consider the experiences and/or needs of a diverse range of individuals and/or groups? (Yes/No)

    If yes, please explain how your overall project design considers diversity of individuals and/or groups. If not, please provide a brief rationale for why it is not applicable. (1000 character   limit)

2.8   Does your project design specifically address any of the following considerations about diversity among individuals and/or groups? (select all that apply)

    If yes, please explain how your project design addresses the specific consideration(s) above, about diversity among individuals and/or groups. If not, please provide a brief rationale for why it is not applicable. (1000 character limit)

2.9   Will data collected through your project likely be broken down into categories to help understand experiences and needs of diverse individuals and/or groups? (Yes/No)

    If yes, please provide and explain the expected categories to be used. If not, please provide a    brief rationale for why it is not applicable. (1000 character limit)

Section 3: Programming Projects
*section only for programming projects*

3.1   Program Type (select one)

3.2   Which of the following best describes your project (select one)

3.3   Is the project targeting specific age groups?

    If yes, please indicate your target participation population (select only the groups being   targeted and reported on)

3.4   Is the project targeting specific gender groups?

    If yes, please indicate your target participation population (select only the groups being   targeted and reported on)

3.5   Is the project targeting specific ethno-cultural groups?

    If yes, please indicate your target participation population (select only the groups being   targeted and reported on) Statistics Canada census source table

3.6   What is the approximate number of participants that the project will serve throughout the  duration of the project?

3.7   Identify the project audience(s) or population, and demonstrate its size. (3000 character limit)
Describe the characteristics of the audience(s) or populations, including distinctions among sub-groups. Relevant    characteristics could include, but are not limited to, behaviours, attitudes, perceptions, beliefs, and knowledge.Once identified, describe the estimated size of the relevant audience(s) or population, incorporating source    information where possible.

3.8   Describe the primary risk, need, vulnerability, and/or protective the project is designed to    address. (2500 character limit)
Describe the primary risk, need, vulnerability, and/or protective factors that the project is designed to address,   and describe the relationship between the factors and the program goals.

3.9   Describe the organization's experience working with the audience(s) or population. (2500   character limit)
Describe the organization’s history of working with the audience(s) or population, or with comparable  audience(s) or populations relevant to the project. Additionally, describe the plan to reach the audience(s) or  population, as well as to ensure their participation is managed effectively and appropriately.

3.10 Describe the project's evaluation strategy, data collection and management practices. (2500  character limit)
Describe the project's evaluation component, and demonstrate the organization's competencies in data   collection and management practices that would support the successful implementation of the evaluationstrategy.

3.11 Describe the project's sustainability plan and long-term impacts. (2500 character limit)
Describe the project's sustainability planning activities, and demonstrate how they will lead to long-term impacts.

Section 4: Research Projects
*Section only for research projects*

4.1   Which of the following best describes your project (select all that apply)

4.2   Research Type (select all that apply)

4.3   Define the question(s) and context of the research project. (3000 character limit)
Provide a detailed description of the research question(s) and objectives, as well as a thorough description of the  relevant knowledge base, and how the proposed research is situated within the evidence base. Key references should be included.

4.4   Identify the subject of study. (2500 character limit)
Provide further background on the subject of study, with focus on identifying specific aspects that are important  to the research objectives, and explaining their importance. Examples of subjects of study include processes,  behaviours, groups, attitudes, perceptions, organizations, institutions, policies, practices, ideas, identities,  discourses, etc.

4.5   Describe the project methodology(ies). (3000 character limit)
Define the methodology(ies) and research design to be used, along with the feasibility of tasks necessary to    achieve objectives, such as collection, validation and analysis of data, meaningful participation of key   participants, access to expertise and resources for complex analysis, etc.

4.6   Identify the project deliverables, and describe the knowledge dissemination plan. (2500   character limit)
Describe the project deliverables and knowledge dissemination plan and link them to the objectives of the    project and the Community Resilience Fund.

4.7   Describe the anticipated impact of the research. (2500 character limit)
Describe the anticipated and/or potential contribution to academic knowledge, and/or to the knowledge and    capabilities of relevant users such as practitioners, policymakers and the general public.

4.8   Describe potential research ethics and safety issues, and how they would be addressed. (2000    character limit)
Identify any ethical or safety concerns, and the mitigation measures that will be implemented to address those  issues, or, provide a rationale for the project having no ethical or safety concerns.

Section 5: Conference, Workshops & Seminars
*Section only for conferences, workshops & seminars*

5.1  What is the estimated size of the audience that the project will serve throughout the duration   of the project?

5.2   Indicate the target audience for this project, if applicable (select all that apply)

5.3   Describe any consultation your organization has done with the target audience. (2500   character limit)
References to question 2.5 can be made, where partnerships essential to the successful implementation were    identified.
5.4   Describe the network or coalition the project seeks to build or support. (2500 character limit)
Describe the network or coalition being built or supported, and its relevance to addressing the issue of radicalization to violence. References to question 2.5 can be made, where partnerships essential to the successful implementation were identified.

5.5   Identify the project deliverables, and describe the knowledge dissemination plan. (2500   character limit)
Describe the project deliverables and knowledge dissemination plan and link them to the objectives of the    project and the Community Resilience Fund.

5.6   Describe the anticipated impact of the event. (2500 character limit)
Demonstrate how the proposed event will contribute to broader goals and/or initiatives, and how outcomes from the event will be sustained and have long-term impacts.

Youth-Led Projects Application Form

Contact Information
Organization's legal name
Organization address
Primary contact for the project
Signing authority for the project

Project Overview
Project Title
Project Location(s)
Project Duration (months)
Total Project Cost (CAD$)
Public Safety Canada Funding (CAD$)
Total Public Safety Canada Funding in First Year (CAD$)

Type of Project (select one)
CRF Objective (select all options that apply)
Call Priorities (select all options that apply)

Section 1: Applicant Organization

Q1       Type of organization (select one)

Q2       What are the mandate, mission, and objectives of your organization? (2000 character limit)

Q3       Briefly describe the expertise, resources, skills, experience and knowledge that qualify your    organization to deliver this project. (3000 character limit)

Q4       Demonstrate how this project will be led by youth. (2500 character limit)
Demonstrate how the project will be led by or centrally involve youth. Show how design and implementation are   driven by youth perspectives, and identify which essential activities will be led by youth.

Q5       Please provide information regarding the organization's previous history of managing project   budgets (2500 character limit)

Section 2: Project Information

Q6       Brief description of the project (2500 character limit)
A brief description of the overall purpose, objectives, and scope of the project.

Q7       Describe how your project aligns with the CRF program objectives (2500 character limit)
Describe the linkages the project has to the CRF objectives as found in the Terms and Conditions of the program    (enhancing research capacity, supporting evidence-based models and promising practices, building capacity, and   empowering local communities).

Q8       Demonstrate the need for the project (2500 character limit)
Describe the nature and extent of the priority issue to be addressed by the project, including empirical evidence and sources of that evidence where possible, to establish a clear need for the project.

Q9   Describe the links between the project activities and project outcomes (2500 character limit)
Referencing the Project Workplan document, as well as evidence from the demonstrated need above, describe   how and why the activities listed link to the anticipated project outcomes.

Q10     Identify and describe the role of partners essential to the implementation of the project (2500 character limit)

Gender-Based Plus Analysis (GBA+)
Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is an analytical process used to better understand the different types of experiences and needs of diverse individuals and groups, in order to enhance the success and reduce potential harms of policies, programs, and research projects. Diversity in this context may refer to categories such as sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical disability, as appropriate to the project.

Q11     Does your overall project design consider the experiences and/or needs of a diverse range of individuals and/or groups? (Yes/No)
If yes, please explain how your overall project design considers diversity of individuals and/or groups. If not, please provide a brief rationale for why it is not applicable. (1000 character   limit)

Q12     Does your project design specifically address any of the following considerations about diversity among individuals and/or groups? (select all that apply)
If yes, please explain how your project design addresses the specific consideration(s) above, about diversity among individuals and/or groups. If not, please provide a brief rationale for why it is not applicable. (1000 character limit)

Q13     Will data collected through your project likely be broken down into categories to help understand experiences and needs of diverse individuals and/or groups? (Yes/No)
If yes, please provide and explain the expected categories to be used. If not, please provide a    brief rationale for why it is not applicable. (1000 character limit)

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