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Grants to Alberta Nonprofits for Programs and Services to Improve the Well-Being of Local Residents and Communities

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Grant Program


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Funding Source
Sturgeon County
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta: Sturgeon County;

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/12/21 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to Alberta nonprofit organizations for programs and services to improve the well-being of local communities, families, and individuals in eligible locations. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Proposed programs and services must benefit the Sturgeon County residents.

Sturgeon County recognizes that volunteer community associations are vital to the health, well‐being and social development of the community. Each year, Sturgeon County Council allocates a pre-determined amount of money to financially assist community non-profit, volunteer services agencies, and organizations that support locally driven preventative social initiatives that enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. 

Projects/Services must promote, encourage, and facilitate:

  • The involvement of volunteers;
  • Efficient and effective use of resources;
  • Co‐operation and coordination with allied service agencies;
  • The development of stronger communities;
  • Citizen participation in planning, delivery and the governance of the program and of services provided under the program;
  • Be of a preventive nature;
  • Help people develop independence & coping skills;
  • An awareness of social needs;
  • Interpersonal and group skills;
  • Help people & communities assume responsibility for decisions & actions which affect them, provide support that helps sustain people as active participants in the community


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants Criteria:
• Any registered non‐profit organization that provide services to Sturgeon County residents that fall within the definition of preventative social services as outlined in the Provincial FCSS Act and Regulation.
• Carry a minimum of $2,000,000 of liability insurance.
• Applicant’s programs and services must benefit the Sturgeon County residents

Project/Services must not:
• Provide primarily for the recreational needs or leisure time pursuits of individuals;
• Offer direct assistance, including money, food, clothing, or shelter, to sustain an individual or family;
• Be primarily rehabilitative in nature;
• Duplicate services that are ordinarily provided by a government or government agency;
• Be a capital expenditure

Ineligible Expenses:
• Expenses not directly related to the project.
• Expenses for fundraising, donations, and deficit reduction.

Pre-Application Information
- Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021.
- Organizations will be notified of Council’s decision in April.
- Payments will be awarded to successful grant recipients in May.

All applicants must contact the Community Development Coordinator, Marg Clark, for a pre-consultation prior to applying.

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum grant funding available per applicant is $5,000.

Term of Contract
Applicants must use funds within the authorized period (by December 31, 2021).

Contact Information
Submit applications:

By mail to:
Sturgeon County
Family and Community Support Services Department
9613-100 Street, Morinville, Alberta T8L 1R9

In person at:
Family and Community Support Services Department Office
9610-100 Street, Morinville, Alberta

By email to:

For more details about regulations that define types of services that could qualify for FCSS funding, contact: Marg Clark at or 780‐939‐8336

For assistance with the grant application please contact:
Susan Morrissey, Grant Coordinator
Phone: 780-939-0607

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