FCSS Programs

Red Cross Babysitter Course

Red Cross Stay Safe Course

Snow Removal Subsidy Program

Tax Clinics

Program Registration
FCSS Partners 

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) programs help youth, seniors and families adopt healthy lifestyles and improve quality of life. Parkland County partners with local FCSS offices for these programs. Contact the office nearest to you or dial 2-1-1 for more information.

FCSS Grant Programs

Our Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) programs provide funding to non-profit organizations that enhance the social well-being of individuals and families. 

If you have child and youth programs, family life enrichment courses, senior's programs, information and referral programs, and other social support programs that enhance the social well-being of individuals and families in our community, this grant may be available to you!

View the Government of Alberta website for more information about FCSS.

2024 Grant Application Deadline - November 24, 2023

Available Funding

General FCSS Funding

  • This funding is for programs that address local needs through established programming and proven outcomes.
  • Funding is available for 1 year, 2 year or 3 year terms.
  • Must be submitted by the application deadline.

Special Project Funding

  • This type of funding is generally for one time, short term, or pilot projects.
  • Special Project funding applications are submitted by the application deadline
  • No applications are accepted once all funding has been allocated.
Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must be a registered non-profit that serves Parkland County residents. Priority will be given to groups offering programs in Parkland County. Individuals or for-profit groups and businesses cannot apply for funding. 

Funding cannot be used for:
  • recreation;
  • public health transportation;
  • direct assistance, including money, food, clothing or shelter, to sustain an individual or family;
  • rehabilitation; or
  • duplication of services provided by other government agencies.
Application Requirements

Applications must fall within one or more of the following criteria:

  • help people develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis;
  • help people to develop an awareness of social needs;
  • help people develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people;
  • help people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them;
  • promote, encourage and facilitate the involvement of volunteers.
  • provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in the community.
Application Review Process and Timeline
  • Application Deadline: November 24, 2023
  • Review Timeline: November 24 - December 8, 2023
  • Applications are reviewed to ensure they:
    • Align with our vision/mission/values;
    • Consider the impact on our stakeholders, partners, and the overall social well- being of the County;
    • Bring people together and builds social capital;
    • Use research based best practices;
    • Are evidence based;
    • Are consistent with past successes;
    • Position us well for the future.
  • December 14-15, 2023: decisions are communicated to applicants.
What is a Program Logic Model (PLM)?

A PLM is a continuous improvement model that looks at the impact a program or service is having on a client's knowledge, behavior, or skills. The FCSS General Funding application uses this format to ensure our outcomes for residents lead to an improvement in their lives.

Resources
  • FCSSAA "What is Prevention" which outlines prevention and community development as it relates to the FCSS Program, including the different levels of prevention.
  • Program Advice Inventory Listing (PAIL) which provides detailed information about the eligibility or non-eligibility of programs. Use this tool to determine if your program qualifies for funding.
  • Consult the FCSS Measures Bank as all applications must be in alignment with a strategic direction, outcome, indicator, and measure question from the FCSS Measures Bank. Programs that target the general community, adults, or families would use the FCSS Measures Bank. Provincial Priority Measures are preferred.
  • Programs that target children and youth must use the FCSS Children and Youth Measures Bank as all applications must be in alignment with a strategic direction, outcome, indicator, and measure question from the FCSS Measures Bank. Provincial Priority Measures are preferred.
  • Budget template
  • 40 Developmental Assets