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Applications now open for FCSS funding

March 1, 2023 1:09 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Not-for-profit organizations, school boards, and playschools providing preventative social programs in Central Alberta can now apply for funding from Red Deer & District Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) for the 2024-2026 funding cycle.

FCSS is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Métis Settlements. The combined funding is used to support preventive social initiatives, projects, and services that enhance the social well-being of individuals, families, and/or the community. In-school mentoring, preschool wellness and seniors outreach programs are examples of programs funded by FCSS.

The Red Deer and District FCSS region includes the partner municipalities of The City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, Town of Bowden, Town of Penhold, Village of Delburne and Village of Elnora. Initiatives focusing on positive child and youth development, mental health, strong neighbourhoods and communities, and strong family connections are the current priorities for FCSS support.

Applicants can choose to attend one of the following procurement orientation sessions for more information on the requirements and process:

  • March 13, 2023, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the Crimson Star room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
  • March 17, 2023, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Crimson Star room, 2nd Floor, City Hall

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2023. Complete details, including information about the application process, can be found on The City’s website.

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