'A' Fresh Start Initiative Grant spring event cancelled - Council approved a staff recommendation to cancel the spring ‘A’ Fresh Start Initiative grant event.
In making the recommendation, staff noted part of the grant process involves a public event in which the top potential grant recipients present their ideas and councils determines who receives funding and how much.
Staff noted there has been difficulty in obtaining applications in the past and this year there are other challenges, such as staff are working from home and unable to build momentum for the event in the community.
In addition, there is a state of emergency in the province that limits public interactin and there is no timeline for when the state of emergency will be lifted. Those two challenges, staff indicated would also make it difficult to plan an event or activity that is eligible for the grant.