Family & Community Support Services

2022 FCSS Program Funding Process

FCSS Program Funding is allocated under the City of St. Albert FCSS Program Funding Policy (C-CS-14) approved by Council March 16, 2020.  The City’s FCSS Program is a partnership between municipalities/Metis Settlements and the Province of Alberta in the delivery of preventive social service programs.  Municipalities receive funding from the Province through the Ministry of Community & Social Services; these funds help to deliver programs at the community level through locally determined methods. Under the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation, funding is provided for the delivery of preventive social programs defined as those programs that “enhance the social well-being of individuals and families through promotion or intervention strategies at the earliest opportunity”, and that align with and support the Five Core Values identified in the City’s Social Master Plan, (Sense of Belonging and Connectedness, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Responsibility and Engagement, Healthy Lifestyle and Well-Being, Capacity Building).

Purpose of Programs/Service

The City of St. Albert invited non-profit organizations serving St. Albert residents, to apply for FCSS Program Funding that address an identified community need. 

To be considered, a project must address one of the following:

  • Mentoring children and youth
  • Outreach services for adults experiencing isolation, food/housing/financial insecurity
  • Outreach services for seniors experiencing isolation, food/housing/financial insecurity
  • Support for LGBTQ2S+
  • Parent education, child development, and social emotional skills 0-12 years
  • Community Income Tax Program
  • Prevention/early intervention of family violence
  • Isolation of vulnerable groups

The following projects are ineligible for funding:

  1. Capital initiatives including renovations and motor vehicles
  2. Services that are primarily for recreational needs or leisure time pursuits.
  3. Services that offer direct assistance (e.g. food, shelter, money) to sustain an individual or family.
  4. Services that duplicate those ordinarily provide by government or any agency.


Proposal deadline September 30, 2021

If you have questions please contact Connie Smigielski, Family & Community Support Services Manager, 780 418-6775

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Last edited: July 7, 2021