Alberta Rural Development Network is calling for proposals for homelessness support services and programs to help people in small rural communities and remote areas.
A total of $424,625 in federal funding is available to programs until Feb. 28, 2014. The deadline for applications is March 15.
Eligible programs must assist those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Rural and remote homelessness is not as visible as it is in urban communities. It also affects urban areas as many rural people move to cities where there are more supports for the homeless.
Alberta Rural Development Network is a not-for-profit partnership of Alberta’s 21 public colleges, universities and technical institutes and was chosen by the federal government to administer the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Rural and Remote Homelessness funding.
More information is available at www.ardn.ca/programs/rural-remote-homelessness/