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 FormThe 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.
Deadline: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 4pm
The following power point document could be used as a guide when filling your budget form:
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.
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.