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Mountain View County council reviews FCSS funding allocations

County’s multi-stakeholder grant review committee approved allocation of $436,145 for 2021

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY - County council has been given an update on Family Community Support Service (FCSS) funding allocated to community groups. 

The review came by way of motion at a recent regularly scheduled council meeting.

The county’s multi-stakeholder grant review committee approved the allocation of $436,145 for 2021, with the municipal contribution coming in at $85,746.

FCSS funding is allocated on an 80/20 funding partnership between the provincial government (the 80 per cent) and participating municipalities. 

Funding allocations in 2021 included $9,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Olds and Area, $47,500 for Chinook’s Edge School Division (CESD) Family School Wellness programming, $6,500 for CESD Youth Empowerment and Support program, $1,200 for Didsbury Muncipal Library youth teen advisory council, $2,000 for Didsbury Preschool Society Learning Through Plan program, $3,200 for Greenwood Neighbourhood Place Seniors Connections program, and $7,500 for Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society Outreach programs and services.

Other organizations included Olds and District Hospice Society which received $4,000 for advertising and volunteer development, Sundre and District Nutrition for Learning Society which received $1,500 for breakfast program, Town of Didsbury which received $4,000 for the out of school care program and $4,000 for Seniors Friends and Fun program.

Mountain View County FCSS received $91,427 for administration and fees, $3,500 for audit fees, and $5,000 for FCSS annual regional workshop.

Urban grant transfer funding included $29,036 to Carstairs FCSS, $5,152 to Cremona FCSS, $40,698 to Didsbury FCSS, $48,365 to Olds FCSS, and $59,007 to Sundre FCSS.

“Under the FCSS system, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventative in nature, to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities,” said Chris Atchison, director legislative services.

“The programs developed are intended to help individuals and their communities to adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.”

Council accepted the FCSS funding allocation report as information.


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