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Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is an 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities and Metis Settlements for preventive social service programs that enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities. FCSS receives its mandate from the Family and Community Support Services Act and the Family and Community Support Services Regulation
The Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) with the help of their FCSS Committee, provides oversight of the Edmonton FCSS Program, identifies funding priorities, reviews applications and makes recommendations for funding.

Apply For Funding Renewal

Now accepting applications for FCSS Funding Renewal.

If you receive FCSS Program funding that expires on December 31, 2019, the deadline to apply for 2020 funding was Wednesday August 28, 2019 at 11:59pm. You should have received an email confirmation within 72 hours of submitting an application.

Remember to attach the required documents listed at the bottom of the application form, including the 2020 FCSS Program Budget

Updating Your Account Information

Once you enter your Account ID and Organization email, your account information will automatically populate on the application. If you noticed that your information is not correct in our system (for example, an address change or main contact change), please contact our office as soon as possible to update your account. Incorrect information can result in a delay or inability to process your grant request.

To update your account:

Before You Apply

Before you apply for funding:

  • Get to know the grant purpose, policy and guidelines
  • Read the grant guide for each grant program to ensure you qualify
  • Ensure you have your Account ID and registered organization email with the City of Edmonton Grants Office

Do You Know Your Grant Account ID?

With our online grant applications, you will need 2 pieces of information to apply to any grant program:

  • Your City of Edmonton Grants assigned account ID
  • Your organization or applicant email that is registered with the City of Edmonton Grants Office

To create or retrieve your City of Edmonton account ID:

  • Fill out the Account ID Request Form and a city employee will get back to you within 2 business days with your account information

 If you have any issues with the online application form, please call the Grants Office for assistance at 780-496-4933.

Apply for the Community Investment Operating Grant

If your organization does not receive an operating grant from any City of Edmonton source including Seniors Centre Investment Program, City Council, Committees of City Council, or grants administered by the Edmonton Arts Council or Edmonton Heritage Council, you may be eligible for the Community Investment Operating Grant. 

How to Apply for the Community Investment Operating Grant


FCSS Handbook
An outline of the FCSS program, describing the program plan, organization, allocation of funds and accountability processes.

Family and Community Support Services Program

Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation

For More Information

Contact your FCSS Liaison

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