COVID-19 Emergency Social Services Funding

On March 17, 2020, the Alberta government announced additional emergency funding to charities, non-profits and civil society organizations through the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program to support their COVID-19 response.

This funding will be provided immediately and will support social services in enabling social distancing, as well as supports and services for at-risk seniors and families facing homelessness, poverty and social isolation.

The Alberta government is currently working with stakeholders to reach those who are most impacted by COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 emergency social services support funding criteria (PDF, 255 KB)
  • COVID-19 emergency social services funding request form (DOCX, 55 KB)

Please note that completed applications must be submitted to your local FCSS office.

*** Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.