Was there a minimum percentage/expectation for in-kind or other financial contributions?

No, as the ability to provide in-kind or other financial contribution varies by project and capacity of the partners. However, it is expected that organizations and community partners will contribute to the cost of the project either financially or through in-kind donations of space, materials, supplies or through the provision of services.

Applications for pilot projects will be evaluated based on the applicants’ contribution to pilot projects and their ability to secure other sources of funding. A significant level of in-kind and/or other funding secured is considered to be in the 15-30 % range.