Family & Community Support Services
NOTICE: April 20, 2020
Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.
April 20, 2020 is the final day for applications.
Social Services Funding - COVID-19
The Alberta Government is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID- 19.
Through grants from their local Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in Edmonton and Calgary, and from Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) representing the remainder of the province, funding will be distributed to civil society organizations.
These organizations will support a range of services needed from at-home help for seniors, crisis and helplines, food security issues, emotional and mental health counselling or any other identified community issues. The details are in the guidelines document provided here:
If you are a non-profit or charitable organization operating in Chestermere and SE Rocky View and believe your organization meets the criteria, please complete the application and submit it to Chestermere FCSS via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do NOT send it to the FCSSAA.
The Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) is the banker for this program and will be disbursing the funding to the approved applicants. They will be your point of contact if you receive approval. The approval process itself will be determined by the Provincial Family and Community Support Services Branch and not locally.
All projects must adhere to government recommended procedures and standards pertaining to COVID-19.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email email@example.com or call 403-207-7050.
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between the Province, municipalities and Metis Settlements, developing locally driven preventive social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.