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Infection Prevention and Control Grant (2022)

The 2022 Infection Prevention and Control Grant Program to your facility provides congregate living settings the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 per facility to enhance IPAC best practices within their agency.

Questions and Answers

How do I apply?

Fill out this application form.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2022.                                          

How can the funding be used?

You are not limited to choosing one option. The organization may submit more than one proposal on the application as long as the total amount does not exceed $5,000 and supports IPAC best practices.

A course, training, or program had cost more than the maximum $5,000, can I still apply?

Yes, if your organization is willing to cover the remaining costs. Registration receipts, certificates and/or documentation are required.

Can I submit more than one proposal? I have two IPAC champions and would like both to receive additional training.

Yes, you are not limited to choosing one option. More than one proposal can be submitted on one application for consideration.

Can I apply for the maximum amount and decide how to use it later?

No, it must be clear in the application what the congregate living setting has purchased. Only purchases made since January 1, 2022 are allowed. All receipts are required to be presented so that the IPAC Hub team can assess eligibility to receive the funds. Quotes for items/training received within 30 days prior to application submission will also be considered. If approved, the items/training must be purchased before reimbursement will be provided and a receipt must be submitted to the IPAC Hub.

Where can I get information on trainings, courses, or programs that qualify?

These links include additional learning opportunities:

Which settings are eligible to apply?

This opportunity is available to congregate living settings within the Porcupine Health Unit area including:

  • Long-term care homes
  • Retirement homes
  • Assisted living settings
  • Supportive housing
  • Shelters
  • Adult developmental/Intervenor services and congregate residential programs
  • Mental health and addictions congregate settings
  • Emergency homeless shelters
  • Violence against women shelters/residential programs
  • Anti-human trafficking residential programs
  • Children’s residences
  • Youth justice facilities and open and secure custody settings
  • Indigenous healing and wellness strategy residential programs

What expenses are eligible?

The following expenses are eligible: 

  • Mountable ABHR, sharps containers, and hand dryers
  • PPE, isolation carts, or storage (e.g., shelves)
  • Linen carts or storage (e.g., shelves)
  • Thermometers, pillows, and mattress covers
  • Disinfectants (e.g., hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes)
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Furniture (e.g., wipeable chairs & tables)
  • Construction or renovation costs (e.g., floors, handwashing station)
  • Rental equipment (e.g., floor scrubber or sweepers)
  • Computers and tablets (e.g., for auditing)
  • Programs, training, or courses that support IPAC best practice

What expenses are ineligible?

Ineligible expenses include travel expenses, venue rental, and food for a training event.

We have purchased an item related to IPAC, but it was not on the eligible list. Can that be included in the application? 

Yes, as long as it supports IPAC best practices. The IPAC Hub team will review your application.

Can I apply for training for volunteers?

Yes. Training can be geared to any combination of staff, volunteers and visitors.

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