The Social Development Commission through its Community Incentives and Grants Programme (CIGP), once again makes grant funding of 40 million dollars available to hundreds of communities, local entrepreneurs and parish development committees across Jamaica.
The Commission on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 issued a call for proposals for eligible structures that meet several criteria to apply for the Local Economic Development Grant, Government of Jamaica Parish Development Committee Administrative Grant, Community Priority Plan Grant and Government of Jamaica Community Development Committee Administrative Grant.
Ms. Sandra Goulbourne, Regional Coordinator of the CIGP shared that “the grant is an integrated approach used to enhance community development.” She expounded further to state that “The Community Incentive and Grants programme is a composite of rewards and recognition for community groups and other stakeholders who have contributed significantly to the process of community development. Specifically, the CIPG which is the single programme that organizes the framework for the distribution of all incentives and grants emanating from the various core actions of the SDC. The programme seeks to bolster community participation in developmental activities through rewards and incentives.”
“The main goal of the (CIGP) is to bolster community participation in development activities through the issuance of grants/awards/incentives for their involvement in SDC’s major programmes. The central objective is to create a platform for community groups and stakeholders to be given incentives and grants” Goulbourne added.
To apply for for these grants, application forms dated FY 2021-2022 and supporting documents must be submitted to the applicant’s SDC Parish Office no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021.
Copies of the application form and additional information are available at all the local SDC Parish Offices or on the SDC’s website www.sdc.gov.gjm