Supports for Social Services During COVID-19

Supports for Social Services During COVID-19

Last updated April 17 at 4:25 pm

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.

Background, posted March 30

The Alberta Government has made funding available to community organizations and agencies through a grant opportunity.

The funds are available to assist approved applicants to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID- 19.

For services to be eligible, they must address the social well-being of those most affected by COVID- 19 and the measures implemented to limit the spread of the virus.  Those impacted may include seniors, individuals with chronic medical conditions, caregivers, families with children at home and individuals with limited access to supports. Services should align with one or more of the following funding priorities:

  • Help people maintain independence, build resiliency and strengthen their ability to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Provide supports to help sustain people remain members in the community during the COVID- 19 pandemic;
  • Fund civil society organizations to deliver projects for vulnerable Albertans who are in need during the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • Coordinate services and programs to address the social well-being of vulnerable Albertans during the COVID-19

To access these grant funds, organizations must apply through the local FCSS Program; Town of Peace River FCSS.

Program Information & Application Criteria (PDF – 142KB)

Application Form (Word Doc .docx – 57KB)

For further information please contact Tanya Bell,  780-624-1000


Town of Peace River’s COVID-19 Response