Valueup to $30,000
The Community Policing Grant will offer up to $30,000 to Indigenous and municipal communities to assist in preparing a business case outlining local needs, capital requirements and transition considerations.
This grant formalizes funding that government provided in the past but makes it more accessible to all municipalities and Indigenous communities. In 2018, a separate, one-time grant for about the same amount was provided to a First Nation that developed and submitted a business case the Alberta government is now reviewing.
Indigenous communities and municipalities
- The First Nations and Inuit Policing Program is a national, federally administered program that funds First Nation police services.
- Under this program, 52 per cent of funding is provided by the federal government and 48 per cent by the provinces.
- Alberta supports the work of the Blood Tribe, Lakeshore and Tsuut’ina Nation police services with annual funding of $6.4 million to this cost-sharing program. Alberta also spends more than $500,000 every year to pay for a crime prevention coordinator for each First Nation police service.
- More than two years ago, the federal government announced that it was going to overhaul this program, designate First Nation policing as an essential service and make more funding available to First Nations. This commitment remains unfulfilled.
Contact Name: Government of Alberta
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org