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Family & Community Support Services Grant

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a joint municipal/provincial partnership that funds preventive social service programs that enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Programs receiving FCSS funding must be registered non-profit organizations that have been incorporated for a minimum of 1 year.

The provincial Family and Community Services Act sets out the basic eligibility for program funding detailed in the FCSS Handbook.

The City, with the assistance of the Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB), identifies priorities for FCSS funding annually on the basis of current social planning and demographic information.

FCSS does not fund the following types of programs:

  • Provide primarily for the recreation needs or leisure pursuits of individuals
  • Offer direct financial assistance, including money, food, clothing or shelter to an individual, or family
  • Are primarily rehabilitative
  • Duplicate services ordinarily provided by a government or government agency

FCSS Funding and Application Form

The priority for 2015 is currently funded programs making a positive difference in our City. The recent provincial budget announcement did not include an increase for the 2014/2015 FCSS program. As a result 2015 FCSS funding will remain at current levels at this time. Therefore, no new applications will be accepted and there will not be any increases to currently funded programs. Programs will be advised should this change in the future.
FCSS Budget Form 2015
FCSS Interim Report 2015
FCSS Funding Application 2015
Deadline: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 4pm

The following power point document could be used as a guide when filling your budget form:

FCSS Financial PowerPoint Presentation

Common Outcomes & Indicators - Common Tools Questions

City of Edmonton FCSS in partnership with the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, Edmonton and Area Child & Family Services Region and funded agencies have worked to develop a pool of common outcomes, indicators and tools that can be used by funded agencies to evaluate the programs that they are offering with the help of an external consulting team. The common tools have been broken down by program area and you are invited to incorporate the questions into your existing measurements tools or use them to develop a brand new tool.

 Basic Needs  Children and Youth
 Community Development  Disability Support
 Adult Support  FASD
 Information and Referral  Early Childhood
 Family Support  Home Visitation
 Head Start  Prevention of Family Violence
and Bullying
 Public Education  Parent Education
 Parent Link Centres  Seniors
Volunteer Support Common Questions Submitted to Funders
Sample Common Outcomes Survey

Financial Guide for Agencies and Auditors

Organizations receiving FCSS funding should check the guide for standardized reporting procedures as required by the City of Edmonton. This guide will also assist auditors in preparing financial statements for the respective agency.

Financial Guide for Agencies and Auditors of FCSS Programs

Funding Allocations and Program Descriptions

2014 FCSS approved  funded agencies 
2014 FCSS approved funding allocation
2013 FCSS approved  funded agencies 
2013 FCSS approved funding allocation
2012 FCSS funded program descriptions
2012 FCSS approved funding allocation
2011 FCSS funded program descriptions
2011 FCSS approved funding allocation

For more information:

Contact your FCSS Liaison

Title Community Investment Office


Fax 780-577-3528
Email grants@edmonton.ca