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Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Grant

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits to Develop and Improve
Preventive Social Service Programs in Lloydminster

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Alberta Children's Services and the City of Lloydminster

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Alberta nonprofit organizations to develop and enhance preventive social service programs that benefit the residents of Lloydminster. Funding is intended to support services that improve the social well being and quality of life for local individuals, families, and communities, and strengthen their ability to prevent and cope in crisis situations.

FCSS serves the whole community by initiating and/or supporting community needs assessments, community planning processes, and developing and implementing projects to address community-wide needs. The provision of community-wide services such as community directories, information and referral services and volunteer centers are examples of FCSS involvement in community development. 

Services provided under a program must:

  • Be of a preventive nature that enhances the social well-being of individuals and families through promotion or intervention strategies provided at the earliest opportunity, and
  • Do one or more of the following:
    1. Help people develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis;
    2. Help people develop an awareness of social needs;
    3. Help people develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people;
    4. Help people and communities assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them; and/or
    5. Provide opportunities for residents to become active participants in the community.

For example, FCSS may provide funding to Boys and Girls Clubs, because they fit the FCSS' criteria of social programs that are preventive in nature with positive social outcomes provided through various activities.  For a detailed list of eligible expenses, see https://www.lloydminster.ca/en/living-in-lloydminster/resources/Documents/PAIL.pdf#page=12.

All applications must be in alignment with a strategic direction, outcome, indicator, and measure question from the FCSS Measures Bank. Programs that target the general community, adults, or families would use the FCSS Measures Bank; programs that target children and youth use the FCSS Children and Youth Measures Bank (see Supporting Documents below). Provincial Priority Measures are preferred.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148030

Term of Contract:

The grant period is January 1 to December 31, 2020. The program must take place and expenditures must occur within this period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Lloydminster Grant Funding Program is a source of financial assistance for non-profit community organizations.

Ineligible Activities (not exhaustive) - Services provided under an FCSS program must not:

1. Provided primarily for the recreational needs or leisure time of individuals;
2. Offer direct assistance, including money, food, clothing or shelter, to sustain an individual or family;
3. Be primarily rehabilitative in nature;
4. Duplicate services that are ordinarily provided by a government or government agency;
5. Be for profit commercial ventures or private organizations;
6. Endowments, projects or activities advocating specific points of view; and/or
7. Projects or activities whose beneficiaries are solely/primarily outside the City of Lloydminster area.

Crisis intervention and rehabilitation services are not eligible to receive funding.

Ineligible Expenses:

1. The purchase of land or buildings;
2. The construction or renovation of a building;
3. The purchase of motor vehicles;
4. Any costs required to sustain an organization that do not relate to direct service delivery under the program; and/or
5. Municipal property taxes and levies.

Core expenses (e.g., rent, salaries, travel, telephone, utilities, etc.) would not be eligible for funding.

For a detailed list of ineligible expenses, see https://www.lloydminster.ca/en/living-in-lloydminster/resources/Documents/PAIL.pdf#page=12.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application submission is Tuesday, October 1, 2019 by 4:00 pm.

For more information about the FCSS:
https://www.alberta.ca/family-and-community-support-services-fcss-program.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail or Drop-off the application to:

City Hall
Attn: FCSS Lloydminster
4420 - 50 Avenue
Lloydminster, AB T9V 0W2

Or, email a signed PDF to: fcss@lloydminster.ca

780-875-6184 Ext. 2919

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Lloydminster

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta

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