Province Temporarily Suspends Social Services Funding

The Government of Alberta has announced a temporary suspension of its funding streams for charities or non-profit organizations to support COVID-19 response.

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. To date the Province has received more than 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will be made before the Province reopens its intake of applications.

About the Temporarily Suspended Funding Program

To be eligible for Government of Alberta emergency funding for charities or non-profit organizations, the support must address the social well-being of those most affected by the pandemic and the measures implemented to limit the spread of the virus.

Those impacted may include seniors, individuals with chronic medical conditions, caregivers, families with children at home, and individuals with limited access to supports. For full details, please refer to the Funding Criteria document attached. 

Social Services Funding Criteria Social Services Funding Application

Lac Ste. Anne County will be accepting applications on behalf of organizations providing services throughout the County, as well as those serving the Town of Onoway, Village of Alberta Beach or any of the Summer Villages within the County boundary. Services being provided to Mayerthorpe and area can be submitted to either Lac Ste. Anne County (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the Town of Mayerthorpe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Although the completed “Funding Request Form” will flow through the local FCSS program, funding will be provided directly to the organization by the provincial FCSSAA (Family & Community Support Services Association of Alberta). Approvals for all funding requests will be at the discretion of the Government of Alberta.

Questions can be directed to Donna Kerr, Community Services Manager, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 780.785.3411 (leave a message and your call will be returned).


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