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City of Airdrie subsidy program for low-income residents

The Airdrie Fair Access (AFA) program (formally known as the Airdrie Participant Support Program), offers income-based subsidies to residents through a simplified one step application.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be residents of the City of Airdrie and have a household income that is within 25 per cent of the low-income cut-off before taxes (LICO-BT) as defined by Statistics Canada or census metropolitan areas of more than 500,000 people.

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Airdrie Fair Access subsidy levels

There are three subsidy levels available, depending on an applicant’s household income and the number of people in their household*. 

Level A - 75% Discount 

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Household income $29,380 $36,576 $44,966 $54,594 $61,920 $69,835 $77,751

Level B - 50% Discount

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Household income $32,318 $40,234 $49,463 $60,053 $68,112 $76,819 $85,526

Level C - 25% Discount

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Household income $36,725 $45,720 $56,208 $68,243 $77,400 $87,294 $97,189

*A household is all family members living in the same home related by blood, marriage, common-law or adoption (including children). The AFA program assesses eligibility based on the combined income of all adult members of the household.

If an adult is registered in a full-time educational institution, please include proof of enrolment with your application. Independent adults living in the same home, such as roommates, may be considered a separate “household.” The City reserves the right to exercise discretion as to what counts as a household.

Current Airdrie Participant Support Program (APSP) card holders

If you have been approved under the former APSP program and have an active APSP card, you will maintain your membership and can continue to use your card to access eligible subsidies until the end of your term. 

You do not need to reapply for the program until your current term ends or until 2024. 

Your subsidy will be increased from 50 per cent to 75 per cent for the remainder of your term and current cards will be valid until expiry, or until Dec. 31, 2023 (for current subsidy holders with an expiry date in 2024). When your term ends you will need to reapply to the AFA program and your subsidy rate will be determined based on your application and income at that time.