Wetaskiwin

Family & Community
Support Services

developing locally driven preventative social initiatives to enhance the well being of individuals, families, and communities. 

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HOW WE'RE FUNDED

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Métis Settlements

FCSS REQUIREMENTS

Services under a program must do one or more of the following:

  1. help people to develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis

  2. help people to develop an awareness of social needs

  3. help people to develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people

  4. help people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them

  5. provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in the community

eligibility assessment tool

the following information is quoted directly from Chapter 5 of the

Family and Community Support Services Program Handbook

The Eligibility Assessment Tool is a four-stage test or guide to assist local FCSS Programs in determining if a project or funding request fits the FCSS eligibility criteria:

1. Is the project or service preventive? Does it enhance the social well-being of families and individuals? Does it have preventive social outcomes?

(The answer should be “yes.”)

2. Does the project or service:

• help people develop independence, strengthen coping skills?

• help people develop an awareness of social needs?

• help people to develop interpersonal and group skills?

• help people and communities to assume responsibility OR

• provide supports that help sustain people as active members of the community?

(The answer should be “yes” to at least one of these questions.)

3. Is the project or service:

• primarily a recreation, leisure, entertainment or sporting activity or event?

• offering direct assistance, including money, food, clothing or shelter, to sustain an individual or family?

• primarily rehabilitative, therapeutic or crisis management?

• a duplication of services provided by any level of government?

• a capital expenditure such as the purchase, construction or renovation of a building or facility?

(The answer must be “no” to all of these questions.)

4. Do the proposed expenditures of the project comply with Sections 3 and 4 of the FCSS Regulation?

(The answer should be “yes.”)

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