Call For Proposals Open - Rural and Remote Homelessness Funding

The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) is currently accepting funding applications from organizations interested in obtaining financial assistance for projects specific to meeting the needs of homeless and at-risk people living in rural and remote areas in the province of Alberta. Project activities must take place outside of the “Seven Cities” in Alberta (Edmonton,Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, and Fort McMurray). While other projects may be considered, priority will be given to projects that provide supports and services that:

  • reduce individuals' risk of homelessness;
  • ensure stable living arrangements for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless (including utilizing a “Housing First” approach, if possible);
  • provide support to help ensure that people who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless can stabilize their circumstances and move beyond emergency needs;
  • conducting data collection, such as point-in-time counts or homelessness estimation counts;
  • introduce supports to improve health, parenting, education, life skills, and employment outcomes;
  • create longer‑term solutions, especially supports and tools that help develop stable living arrangements, as well as facilitate permanent arrangements and economic integration for homeless individuals;
  • utilize or encourage a local or regional shift towards a “Coordinated Access” system;
  • prepare a community to address homelessness.

Projects utilizing this funding will start no earlier than October 1, 2019 and can be any duration (ie. 3 months, 1 year, 4.5 years,etc), but must be completed no later than February 29, 2024. Project pre-planning may begin as soon as a contract is signed between the organization and ARDN, but funds cannot be expensed until October 1, 2019. Projects funding capital investments are eligible.

Full application forms and a Guide to the Call for Proposals including project eligibility can be found at the links below. The application deadline is Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). A French version of this application will be made available upon request.
Application Form

Guide to the Call for Proposals

Project Budget Template

To discuss your project idea or for more information, please contact Jonn Kmech (Program Manager) at or 780-862-8118 (please call only between 9 am to 5 pm weekdays).

This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Reaching Home:Canada's Homelessness Strategy.