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Family Community Support Services (FCSS) Grant

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits for Community Programs
that Improve the Well-Being of Local Residents

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Town of Whitecourt

Conf. Date:

11/04/20

Deadline Date:

11/30/20 12:00 Noon

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Alberta nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs that improve the well-being and empowerment of local families, individuals, and communities. Attendance at a grant workshop is required before applying. Eligible applicants are in the Town of Whitecourt.

The Town of Whitecourt FCSS Grant Program provides assistance to community organizations that plan to provide social programs that are preventive in nature to the community.

To be eligible for consideration, projects and programs must fit within the priorities of the Town of Whitecourt FCSS and the Province, and meet the Service Requirements of the FCSS Act and Regulation. They must result in one or more of the following:

  •  Help people become self-reliant, build resiliency, and become able to function in a positive manner.
  •  Promote and help people develop positive social relationships.
  •  Help people become socially engaged and contribute to their community.
  •  Support people to remain active participants in their community.
  •  Empower people to address social issues and influence change.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166581

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applications may be awarded the entire grant funding amount requested if the application is for $3,000 or less.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be registered non-profit organizations that have been incorporated or show that they are working towards achieving incorporated status.

Applications for paid volunteer coordination may be considered for funding at a minimum wage rate up to a maximum of one-third of the paid position hours.

Applications may be deemed ineligible for funding if the applicant shows a financial surplus greater than 25% of its annual operating budget.

Programs and services not eligible for FCSS grant funding include those that:

a. Provide primarily for the recreational needs or leisure time pursuits of individuals.
b. Offer direct assistance, including money, food, clothing or shelter, to sustain an individual or family.
c. Are primarily rehabilitative in nature.
d. Duplicate services that are the responsibility of a government or government agency.
e. Have already received funding through the Town of Whitecourt’s annual budget, unless the application is unique to funding already received.
f. Do not have a financial need.
g. Leverage support to a secondary agency, group or organization.
h. Are for volunteer recognition.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Grant Workshop is scheduled for 7:00-8:30 pm at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre on November 4, 2020.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications can be submitted to the following address by 12:00 noon on Monday, November 30, 2020.

To be considered for this grant program, a representative from the group or organization is required to attend the FCSS Grant Workshop.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:

Allan & Jean Millar Centre
58 Sunset Boulevard
Box 509
Whitecourt AB T7S 1N6
Attention: FCSS Program Coordinator

And send by email, an electronic copy of the application without attachments to:
fayarcand@whitecourt.ca

For more information please contact the Community Services Department at 780-778-6300.

Funding or Pin Number:

Policy Number: 72-025

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta: Town of Whitecourt;

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