Applicant Guide: Community Capacity and Innovation Stream National Call for Concepts

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How to complete your application

We recommend that you consult this Applicant Guide while completing the Concept Application Form. Please also consult the Community Capacity and Innovation (CCI) Call for Concepts page for information on the call objectives, eligibility, and assessment criteria.

Please provide your answers in the Concept Application Form. We will only consider requested documents as part of this application process in the assessment.

Note to organizations located and operating in Quebec

Please consult the Act respecting the Ministère du Conseil exécutif (RLRQ, chapter M-30). As per the Act, all Quebec public bodies must obtain a Ministerial Order from the Government of Quebec authorizing the conclusion of an agreement with the federal government or one of its departments.

As per the Act, a public agency designates a legal person or agency that, although not a government agency, a municipal body or a school body, has one of the following characteristics:

  • a majority of its members come from the Quebec public sector, that is, are appointed by the Government, a minister, a government agency, a municipal body, a school body or another public agency
  • its personnel is appointed in accordance with the Public Service Act (chapter F-3.1.1)
  • more than half of its financing is derived from Quebec public funds, that is from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, a government agency, a municipal body, a school body or another public agency

If your proposed project is successful and your organization is subject to the Act, an authorization from the Government of Quebec will be required prior to the conclusion of an agreement.

Part 1 – Organization

Section 1A – Organization information

We use the information you provide in this section to identify your organization.

Question 1: Legal name

What is your organization’s legal name? The legal name is usually the name on your registration with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and used on funding cheques.

Question 2: Operating (common) name (if different from legal name)

What is the operating (or common) name of your organization (if it differs from the legal name)?

Question 3: Business or registration number

What is your 15-digit CRA business number? For registered charities and not-for-profit organizations, what is your registration number? (For example, 123456789 RR 0001). You can find your CRA business number on tax-related documents or written communications from the CRA.

For more information, please consult Canada Revenue Agency.

Question 4: Organization type

Choose one of the following:

Please consult the Community Capacity and Innovation (CCI) stream for eligibility information. If you have any questions, please contact hkd-dci@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.

Question 5: Organization category

Indicate the proper category from the following:

Not-for-profit

Public

Private

Individuals

Question 6: Year established

Please indicate the year your organization was established.

Questions 7 to 11: Organization address

Please indicate the address of your organization. Applicants must provide an address that is complete and in the correct format recognized by Canada Post.

Questions 12 to 21

Please complete the questions by following the instructions in the Concept Application Form.

Section 1B – Organization contact

Please provide a main contact so that we may communicate with your organization about this concept. This could be a project manager, a director, or someone else.

Questions 22 to 27

Please complete the questions by following the instructions in the Concept Application Form.

Secondary contact

Please provide a secondary contact in case we cannot reach the primary contact. This could be a project manager or coordinator, an executive director or someone else.

Questions 28 to 33

Please complete the questions by following the instructions in the Concept Application Form.

Part 2 – Proposed concept

Section 2A – Concept identification

Question 34: Concept title

Please provide a brief, descriptive concept title.

Questions 35 and 36: Planned project start and end dates

If we retain your concept application, we will invite you to submit a full project proposal.

Please indicate the planned start and end dates of your project. CCI funding is available for the following fiscal years:

Multi-year projects (projects that span over 2 to 3 years) will receive priority.

Please note that activities cannot begin before we approve your project and sign an agreement with your organization.

You should not assume any commitment from Employment and Social Development Canada until:

We will notify you in writing of the outcome of the review of your application.

Section 2B – Concept description

We use the information you provide in this section to assess whether your concept application meets the call objectives.

Question 37: Concept objectives

The objective of this Call for Concepts is to support projects that aim to test or develop innovative approaches to:

In 500 words or less, describe how your proposed concept meets at least one of the call objectives.

Question 38: Innovative approaches

In 250 words or less, describe how your proposed concept meets the following definition of innovative approaches:

For the purposes of this call, we define innovation as the trying of new things. Innovative approaches may include activities that are new at a national or regional level.

We use the information you provide here to assess the innovativeness of your concept.

Question 39: Activities and results

In 500 words or less, please describe:

Activities should be:

Please consult Reaching Home eligibility requirements for information on eligible activities and expenses.

If we retain your concept application, we will invite you to complete an Application for Funding Form. At this stage, we will request detailed information on the project activities, expected results, budget details, amongst others.

Section 2C – Priority areas

We use the information you provide in this section to assess whether your concept application meets the call priorities.

Question 40: Priorities

Please describe how your proposed concept addresses at least one of the call priority areas.

Call priority areas:

Note: Projects that address the needs of Indigenous communities, or communities in the Territories will receive a higher score in the evaluation criteria.

As part of your response, please indicate the following:

Please provide detailed and specific responses. For example:

Note: You may wish to include letters of support from partner organizations as part of your concept application. While we will review letters of support, they are not required at the concept stage. Letters of support will be required at the full proposal stage.

Part 3 – Funding

If we retain your concept application, we will invite you to submit a full proposal by completing the Application for Funding Form. If your proposal application is successful, you will be eligible to receive:

You should not assume any commitment from Employment and Social Development Canada until:

We will notify you in writing of the outcome of the review of your concept application.

Please provide an estimate of the funding amount(s) required to implement your project in the table provided.

Section 3A – Anticipated sources of funding

Please include the name of the organization(s) that may contribute funds and/or in-kind contributions to this project.

Question 41: Source name

Employment and Social Development Canada is the first source name. Please indicate the funding amount that you would expect to receive from Employment and Social Development Canada, through this process.

Please indicate any other potential sources of funding (if applicable) in the rows below. This includes funding from your organization.

Question 42: Source type

Use the following list to identify the type of anticipated funding partner:

Question 43: Cash

Please include the amount of funding that will be provided.

Question 44: In-kind (Canadian dollar value)

In-kind contributions are non-monetary goods or services. They may be contributed to the project by your organization or other partners. In-kind contributions are contributions for which your organization will not be requesting re-imbursement.

In-kind support may include:

In-kind contributions should contribute to the success of the project, and their monetary equivalent estimated at fair market value.

Part 4 – Attestation

This section must be completed by someone who has the authority:

You must check the 3 boxes in part 4 of the form, to certify that the information in the concept application is:

You must provide:

We do not require your signature.

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