43 community projects in Wheatland County will receive almost half a million dollars in Community Enhancement Grant Funding this year.

Marcy Field Chairperson of the Community Enhancement Regional Board (CERB) presented the list of recommended projects to Wheatland County Council on Tuesday at the county’s regular council meeting.

The council approved the 2022 Community Enhancement Grant funding for $495,469.46 with the funds coming from the CERB reserve. And the council approved the CERB Terms of Reference for the 2023 funding cycle.

The funding will be spread over communities throughout the county for 43 projects including the communities of Lyalta, Standard, Strathmore, Hussar, Rockyford, and others.

The CERB board recommended that 43 of the 46 applications totaling $495,469.46 be approved

The grant funding awarded to organizations in the Strathmore region includes the Strathmore and District Curling Club, the Strathmore and District Agricultural Society, and Wheatland Society of Arts.

Applications came in from non-profit organizations in the county and the CERB board met to review the applications and make recommendations. The CERB program started in 2012 and so far has contributed $4,476,835.55 for projects throughout Wheatland County

Each successful grant recipient will receive an approval letter and a cheque for the approved amount.

According to the county, reporting will be required from the organization, and reporting documents will be provided for each project. Organizations that have been declined will be informed via letter as well.



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