COVID-19 emergency social services funding

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.


On March 17, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced additional emergency funding to charities, non-profits and civil society organizations through the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program to support their COVID-19 response.

For services to be eligible, they must address the social well-being of those most affected by COVID-19 and/or measures to limit the spread of the virus. Proposals should target activities to meet these needs that are over and above normal or modified operations.

Organizations to receive funding 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 funding is intended to support vulnerable populations, including seniors, individuals with chronic medical conditions, caregivers, families with children at home and individuals with limited access to supports.

Application forms, eligibility criteria and supporting documentation are as follows:

Submitting an application

Application forms for organizations delivering eligible services in Strathcona County should be submitted to Strathcona County Family and Community Services.

To submit an application, attach it as a PDF or Microsoft Word document in an email and send to .

The subject line of the email should state: ‘COVID-19 Emergency Social Services Funding Application’

Strathcona County Family and Community Services grants team will forward applications through the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSAA) for review and decisions.

Please direct any questions to Rene Robertson-Potisk.
Phone: 780-464-8455


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Last updated: Friday, April 17, 2020
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