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.
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.