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Government of Canada Launches Next Call for Applications for the Security Infrastructure Program

Federally-funded program to help communities at risk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/14/14 -- Public Safety Canada

Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the next call for proposals for the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP).

The Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program provides funding for minor security enhancements for eligible not-for-profit community centres, provincially/territorially recognized educational institutions, and places of worship linked to a community at risk of being victimized by hate-motivated crime.

Eligible costs under the SIP include:


--  security assessments (not to exceed 25% of total project costs);
--  minor construction costs related to the project, including fees for
    contractors, labour and equipment rental required to install security
    infrastructure;
--  security equipment and hardware costs, including alarm systems, fences,
    gates, lighting, security film for windows, closed-circuit television
    systems, exterior cameras, relocation of existing exterior cameras,
    anti-graffiti seal, motion detectors, signage and landscaping; and
--  training costs for proper use of new security equipment.

Quick Facts


--  Canada's Economic Action Plan has a number of initiatives to help ensure
    that all Canadians can feel safe in their own communities, including $1
    million annually in funding to support Public Safety Canada's Security
    Infrastructure Program.

--  During the 3-year pilot, from June 2007 to April 2011, 121 projects were
    approved, for a total value of $3 million. Following the 2012 call for
    proposals, 42 projects were approved, for a total value of $1.16
    million.

Quotes

"Crime prevention is a priority for our Government and we recognize the particular importance of preventing hate-motivated crime. This is why our Government introduced the Security Infrastructure Program, to help build stronger, safer communities. The program helps fund security measures with the goal of allowing community members to practice their faith, culture, and to remain engaged in their community without fear of harm."

- The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Associated Links

- Public Safety's Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)

Follow Public Safety Canada (@Safety_Canada) on Twitter.

For more information, please visit the website www.publicsafety.gc.ca.

Contacts:
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety
and Emergency Preparedness
613-991-2924

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada
613-991-0657

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