Social Services Support During COVID-19


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.


ATTENTION: Drumheller and Area Community Organizations and Groups


The Alberta Government is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVD-19.   Funding will be distributed to these organizations through local FCSS Programs and will support a range of services needed from at home help for seniors, crisis and helplines, food security issues, emotional and mental health counselling or any other identified community issues.

Ineligible expenses include but are not limited to the following:

  • Any expense NOT related to addressing the social well-being of those most vulnerable due to COVID-19.
  • Offering direct assistance in the form of money or shelter.
  • Being primarily rehabilitative or health-focused in nature.

Although there is no deadline for funding requests this funding at the Provincial level may be expended quickly!! Drumheller Valley FCSS will be accepting requests from charities and non-profit organizations who think this funding may allow them to provide services to individuals and families in our community who are impacted by COVID-19.

Please review the Funding Criteria and submit all Funding Request Forms to:

rpoulson@drumheller.ca    and   ldougan@drumheller.ca

For more information contact:

Rose Poulson @ 403-823-1317  OR Laura Dougan @ 403-823-1365

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