FCSS supports local preventive social services through direct programming and the provision of financial assistance through the grant program.


The FCSS Grant online application will open June 15, 2024. 

Deadline to submit your application is September 1, 2024. (or the next business day) 

Application here


Proposed projects must be managed by, or under the guidance of a community group or agency which is classified as a non-profit organization in Alberta or operating under the administrative jurisdiction of a school division or municipality.

To qualify for support under this program, the proposed project must meet the following requirements:

Promote, encourage, and practice voluntarism and the use of volunteers

Be of a preventive nature in order to:

  • enhance, strengthen, and stabilize family and community life
  • improve the ability of persons to identify and act on their own social needs
  • help prevent family or community social breakdown
  • prevent the development of a crisis that may require major intervention or rehabilitative measures in the event that the early symptoms of a social breakdown occur
  • Provide services on the basis of clearly identified social needs, with clearly defined goals.
  • For more information regarding the FCSS Grant Program please contact the FCSS department at 780-532-9727.

Community groups funded

FCSS provides funding to community groups who provide a range of services to County residents, such as:

  • Grande Prairie and Area Council on Aging - Seniors' Outreach
  • Odyssey House - Volunteer Program
  • PACE - Public Education Program
  • RCMP Victims Services Programs
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Network
  • Seniors Outreach in Beaverlodge, LaGlace and Valhalla Centre
  • Pregnant & Parenting Teens Program
  • John Howard Society-Eureka Program
  • Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter
  • Grande Prairie District Grief Support
  • Rising Above - Life Skills Program
  • Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau
  • Beaverlodge Hidden Potential Society
  • Grande Prairie Family Education Society
  • Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS)
  • Catholic Family Services - School Liaison Program