FCSS program awards 2017 funding

November 22, 2016

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – At their regular meeting of November 21, 2016, Airdrie City Council allocated $1,514,739 in Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Program funds to preventive social programs.

“Our community benefits from the proactive, preventative programs that FCSS funding supports,” said Mayor Peter Brown. “The increase in funding provides much needed support services in our city.”

The Community Services Advisory Board put each application through a robust set of five filters in order to receive funding from the 2017 FCSS funding program. This ensures that evidence-based programs meet the FCSS prevention mandate and Council’s strategic priorities of engaging youth, planning for an aging population, strengthening community and the Government of Alberta’s priority of preventing poverty.

Please see the complete listing of 2017 FCSS funding recipients on page two of this release or at www.airdrie.ca.

The FCSS 2017 Assessment Summary Book was included in the November 21, 2016 Council agenda and is available online at: http://www.airdrie.ca/index.cfm?serviceID=453. Please note that that final FCSS funding allocation is dependent on the passing of the 2017 Budget.

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Media contact:

Clay Aragon
Team Leader, Community Development and Social Planning
403.948.8800 ext. 8457

2017 FCSS GRANT ALLOCATION

1. Community Kitchen Program – Airdrie Food Bank Society $52,500

2. Family Resource Program – North Rocky View Community Links Society $258,130

3. Family & Group Counselling Program - North Rocky View Community Links Society $281,646

4. Wraparound Services Facilitator - North Rocky View Community Links Society $55,000

5. Mentoring in Airdrie - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area $38,295

6. Teen Mentoring - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area $53,254

7. Activity-Focused Mentoring in Airdrie – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area $70,950

8. Youth Program & Outreach– Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie $107,454

9. Critical Hours Children’s Programs – Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie $51,044

10. Viewpoints Youth Mental Health Wellness – Closer to Home Community Services $136,500

11. Airdrie Senior Outreach Program - North Rocky View Community Links Society $109,453

12. Proactive Community Development (Volunteer Coordination) – Airdrie and District Victim Assistance Society $56,000

13. Volunteer Program - Airdrie Food Bank Society $11,000

14. Volunteer Program - Airdrie Meals On Wheels Society $24,075

15. Volunteer Coordination - Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie $44,432

16. Volunteer Information & Referral Program – North Rocky View Community Links Society $165,006

TOTAL

$1,514,739

Backgrounder—Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Program

The Airdrie Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Program is a funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and the City of Airdrie. 80% (1,560,000) of the total cost of delivering the FCSS program is provided by the Government of Alberta and a minimum of 20% (391,000) has to be contributed by the City. FCSS is designed to fund community social programs that enhance the social well-being of families and communities.

Annually, community social programs who meet the FCSS mandate of prevention are encouraged to apply for FCSS funds. The City’s Community Services Advisory Board reviews all of the applications and sets priorities for funding allocation. They make funding recommendations to Council for final budget approval. The 2017 FCSS allocation is subject to budget approval in December 2016.

Once approved, successful applicants are funded from January 1 to December 31, 2017. AS a condition of the funding, FCSS funded programs are required to measure the effectiveness of the programs they deliver to community and report results to the City. These results are submitted to the Government of Alberta and presented in the City’s Social Report.

 

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