Prevention program funding available in Red Deer FCSS region

Request for proposals has been issued

School boards, municipalities and non-profits in the Red Deer and District FCSS region —including the partner municipalities of the City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, Town of Bowden, Town of Penhold, Village of Delburne and Village of Elnora — can now apply for funding for prevention programs.

The Red Deer and District Family and Community Support Services board issued a Request for Proposals on Thursday. Eligible participants involved with the delivery of preventive social services to residents in the FCSS region are invited to submit proposals for funding. Funding twill be allocated to successful proponents for three years (2018-2020).

In-school mentoring, preschool wellness and seniors outreach programs are among some of the many programs currently funded by FCSS.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. March 9. Complete details are available at the Alberta Purchasing Connection website,

Applicants can attend one of two procurement orientation sessions for more information: Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., or Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Both meetings are in the Crimson Star Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall.

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