FCSS Program & Service Funding

Does your Non-Profit organization provide programming or services for residents of Saddle Hills County that meets the eligible programming FCSS criteria?

Saddle Hills County FCSS may be able to provide funding to your organization for programming upon completion of eligibility assessment. 

Please submit a Letter of Intent outlining the intent and overview of the program or service you wish to provide, along with the residents that will benefit from the program or service, and the amount of funding you are requesting.  All requests for funding will be reviewed in November, and successful applicants will be notified in December.  Successful applicants will receive awarded funds in January 2018, and must be fully expended within 2018.  All organizations that receive funding must complete Outcomes Measurement Reports as required by the Government of Alberta.

 

Direct all requests to: 
FCSS Coordinator,
Saddle Hills County
R.R. 1
Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0

For more information, please do not hesitate to call the FCSS Coordinator at (780) 864-3760 or by email to Community Development.

 

What is FCSS?

FCSS is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating

municipalities or Métis settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the FCSS Act and Regulation. The Act describes what the Province and municipality/Metis Settlement can do to provide preventive social services. The Regulation describes how services may be provided.

 

The Regulation sets out the service requirements that a municipality or Métis Settlement must meet to be eligible for funding. At the local level, a municipality or Métis Settlement Council chooses whether to establish a Program, and enters into an agreement with the Province to jointly fund FCSS activities.  Under FCSS, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities. The programs depend on community resources, often involving volunteers in management and delivery.

 

The FCSS philosophy is based on a belief that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth and independence. The programs developed are intended to help individuals within their communities to adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.