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For inquiries relating to rural issues, contact Geraldine Wildman:
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 27815
E-Mail: Geraldine.Wildman@ottawa.ca(link sends e-mail)
or e-mail the Rural Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program (ORCWP)
The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program (ORCWP) provides funding for projects that protect surface water and groundwater quality.
Rural Association Partnership Program (RAPP)
The Rural Association Partnership Program (RAPP) has a total budget of $50,000 to support the rural economy by providing funding for rural business organizations, fairs and farmers' markets. Funding is project based, with a defined beginning and end, and measurable outcomes. Maximum funding per project will not normally exceed $7,500 to ensure that all rural regions have an opportunity to access the funding. Funding will be granted on a matching basis (50 per cent) of eligible project expenses. Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis, using a peer evaluation process. Assessment will be based on the following general criteria: merit of project, economic and community impact, and organizational effectiveness.
Rural Community Building Grants
The Rural Community-Building Grants Program is designed to support rural-based community project undertakings by non-profit organizations such as community associations and agricultural groups. Funding is project-based, with a defined beginning and end and measurable outcomes. Assessment is based on the merit of the project, community impact, and organizational effectiveness. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year and are evaluated quarterly by a review committee.
The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee is responsible for ensuring that the unique interests and requirements of the City’s rural areas are taken into account in the decisions made by the City of Ottawa. The Committee will make recommendations to Council on issues and programs pertaining to the agricultural and associated industries, the rural economy, rural residential communities, land development and landscaping, transportation, water and wastewater services, and environmental protection.