O.C. 34/2014

A.R. 19/2014

February 12, 2014


            The Lieutenant Governor in Council makes the Emergency 911 Grants Regulation set out in the attached Appendix.

For Information only

Recommended by:          Minister of Municipal Affairs

Authority:                             Emergency 911 Act
                                                (section 12)


 

APPENDIX

Emergency 911 Act

EMERGENCY 911 GRANTS REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1       Definition

                2       Application of regulation

                3       Delegation

                4       Eligibility criteria

                5       Applications for grants

                6       Conditions

                7       Variation

                8       Repayment of grant

                9       Payment

              10       Agreements

              11       Refusal to provide grant

              12       Expiry

              13       Coming into force

Definition

1   In this Regulation,

                                 (a)    “Act” means the Emergency 911 Act;

                                 (b)    “Minister” means the Minister responsible for the Act.

Application of regulation

2   This Regulation applies for the purpose of making grants referred to in section 6 of the Act.

Delegation

3   The Minister may delegate in writing any power, duty or function under this Regulation to any employee of the Government.

Eligibility criteria

4   Any person owning or operating a public safety answering point is eligible to apply for a grant.

Applications for grants

5   An application for a grant must be made in a manner and form satisfactory to the Minister.

Conditions

6   The following conditions apply to a grant:

                                 (a)    that the recipient

                                           (i)    use the grant only for the purpose for which it is made,

                                          (ii)    account to the Minister, in the manner required by the Minister, for the way in which the grant is spent in whole or in part,

                                         (iii)    permit a representative of the Minister or the Auditor General to examine any books or records that the Minister or the Auditor General considers necessary to determine how the grant has been or is being spent, and

                                         (iv)    provide to the Minister, on request, any information the Minister considers necessary for the purpose of determining whether or not the recipient has complied or is complying with the conditions of the grant;

                                 (b)    any other conditions imposed by the Minister.

Variation

7   The Minister may vary

                                 (a)    the eligibility requirements for a grant,

                                 (b)    the purpose of a grant, or

                                 (c)    a condition on which a grant is made.

Repayment of grant

8(1)  A recipient of a grant shall repay a grant or part of a grant

                                 (a)    that the recipient receives for which the recipient is not eligible,

                                 (b)    where the recipient provided false, inaccurate or misleading information to obtain the grant, or

                                 (c)    where the recipient fails to comply with a condition on which the grant or part of the grant is made.

(2)  A recipient of a grant shall repay any unused portion of the grant.

(3)  A grant or part of a grant that is required to be repaid under this section constitutes a debt due to the Government and is recoverable by the Minister in an action in debt against the recipient of the grant.

Payment

9   The Minister may provide for the payment of any grant in a lump sum or by way of instalments and may determine the time or times at which the grant is to be paid.

Agreements

10   The Minister may enter into an agreement with respect to the recipient of a grant in respect of any matter relating to the grant.

Refusal to provide grant

11   The Minister may refuse to make a grant under this Regulation to an applicant who

                                 (a)    makes or has made a false or misleading statement in an application under this Regulation or in any other document required by the Minister or who furnishes or has furnished the Minister or the Government of Alberta or the Government of Canada with any false or misleading information that, in the opinion of the Minister, materially affects the applicant’s eligibility to receive a grant under this Regulation, or

                                 (b)    if the Minister, in the Minister’s sole discretion, considers it appropriate to refuse to make the grant.

Expiry

12   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on March 31, 2021.

Coming into force

13   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of the Act.