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Aboriginal Homelessness

PRACSS supports the delivery of initiatives that align with the Federal Government's Reaching Home Strategy.  Indigenous Homelessness funding is targeted to assist organizations in addressing the specific needs of the off-reserve homeless Indigenous population located in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

 

PRACSS is responsible for providing support and guidance to the Prince Rupert Steering Committee on Aboriginal Homelessness (Community Advisory Board) regarding program delivery and administration of Indigenous Homelessness funding.

 

As the Community Entity we are required to implement the selection process and solicit and confirm eligibility criteria of community proposals in an open, impartial, and fair manner. PRACSS enters into sub-project funding agreements recommended by the Community Advisory Board.

 

The Community Advisory Board has identified the following priorities under the Reaching Home Indigenous Homelessness funding stream for 2020/2021:

 

1: Housing Services

2: Prevention and Shelter Diversion

3: Client Support Services

 

Lower preference will be given to priorities four and five

 

4: Capital Investments

5: Coordination of Resources and Data

 

PRACSS is responsible for the management of sub-project funding agreements, including financial and activity monitoring of sub-projects to ensure compliance with sub-agreements, and monitoring sub-projects for achievement of expected results.

 

PRACSS is responsible for informing the Community Advisory Board about the status of sub-projects (including results) and other activities relating to the prevention and reduction of homelessness in the community.

 


Expression of Interest

Reaching Home: Indigenous Homelessness Funding Stream     

 

The Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services Society, acting as the Community entity, in conjunction with the Prince Rupert Community Advisory Board on Aboriginal Homelessness is seeking Expressions of Interest from community organizations for initiatives that align with the Federal Government’s Reaching Home Strategy.  This funding is targeted for assisting organizations to address the specific needs of the off-reserve homeless Indigenous population located in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

 

The total number of projects funded and the amount of funding per project will be determined based on the number and quality of proposals received. Funded projects may be extended beyond March 31, 2021 based on evaluation of project activities, available funding and concurrence/recommendation from the Prince Rupert Community Advisory Board on Aboriginal Homelessness.

 

Applications for funding must not exceed $100,000.00

 

Submission Deadline:  

All applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm (PST) on February 14, 2020. 

Late submissions will not be considered.

All application packages, including the Application Form and any supporting documents can be emailed, mailed, or delivered in-person through any of the following methods:

Email: Isaiah Washington at pracss6@citywest.ca for the Expression of Interest Application Form, Guidline and any supporting documents

Please include the following in the Subject Line: Reaching Home Expression of Interest 2020 / 2021

 

 

Mail:

Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services Society

Attn: Isaiah Washington, Reaching Home Coordinator

265-309 2nd Avenue West

Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3T1

 

 

Delivered in-person:

 

Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services Society

Attn: Isaiah Washington

Reaching Home Coordinator

265-309 2nd Avenue West

Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3T1

Delivered in-person 

 

Hours of Operation:

 

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to noon, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to noon, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Community Advisory Board Members are:

  • Isaiah Washington, Prince Rupert Aborigional Community Services Society 
  • Lynn Thompson, Northwest Inter-Nation Family & Community Services Society
  • VACANT, Lax Kw'Alaams
  • Tracy Downey, Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services Society
  • Derry Bott, Community Member
  • Thomas Barnett, Prince Rupert Aborigional Community Service Society 
  • Dwayne Prokopowich, Service Canada
  • Mary Wesley, Northern Health
  • Treena Decker, Northern Health 
  • Blair Mirau, Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society
  • Lionel Conant, M'akola Group of Societies 
  • Barry Cunningham, Prince Rupert City Council
  • Paul Legace, Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society


Contact Us

Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services Society
151-309 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert BC, V8J 3T1

  • Administration (250) 622 2891
  • Justice (250) 622 2891
  • Better at Home (250) 624-6149
  • Patient Travel (250) 624 4646
  • PT Toll Free 1 (888) 624 5504
  • Fax (250) 622 2893
  • Email pracss@citywest.ca

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