Youth Gang Prevention Fund (YGPF)

On February 21, 2012, Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface (Winnipeg), on behalf of the Honourable Vic Toews, Canada's Minister of Public Safety, announced that the next phase of the Youth Gang Prevention Fund Program has been launched.

The YGPF specifically targets youth with a demonstrated history of serious violence and/or who are clearly at risk of joining gangs and/or are already in gangs.

Main Objectives:

The objectives of the YGPF are to reduce serious youth violence and youth gang threats in communities by:

The submission period for the YGPF Call for Letter of Intent (LOI) is now closed. We thank all applicants who submitted an LOI. Applications postmarked or received on or prior to the April 9, 2012, deadline are currently being reviewed. All applicants who met the deadline will receive a confirmation that their submission was received and will be notified of the status of their respective applications.

Eligibility criteria

Activities eligible for support must be aligned with the project goals and objectives and include the following:

The NCPC will not provide funding for core or ongoing operational expenses of programs, services and/or interventions being funded by other levels of government or the replication of a program, service or intervention that has been previously supported by the NCPC in the same community and/or reaching the same target population using the same intervention model.

Funding criteria

Financial assistance will be provided to eligible applicants in the form of contribution funding.

The maximum financial support a recipient can receive per fiscal year is $1,500,000 and cannot exceed a maximum amount of $7,500,000 over a period of five years.

The NCPC will not be the sole funder for any specific project under the YGPF. The maximum NCPC contribution to the total costs of the project cannot exceed 85%. Therefore, it is expected that organizations and community partners will contribute to the cost of the project, financially or in- kind through donations of materials, supplies or services. In addition, total government contributions to the project from all sources (federal, provincial and territorial) cannot exceed 95% of total costs of the project.

Eligible costs

Only expenses directly related to approved project activities are eligible, and can include:

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