The Care Provider and Operator Funding will support operators of non-contracted licensed supportive living and both contracted and non-contracted home care, hospices and residential addiction and mental health treatment centres.
This one-time funding is to offset the costs for increased staffing, additional cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment.
The Government of Alberta has committed up to $68.5 million in grant funding for the program.
Funding to support operators providing essential services varies by sector and will be calculated based on the number of spaces in each facility or on an hourly basis for home care:
- $48 million for non-contracted licensed supportive living
- $9.9 million for residential addiction and mental health treatment facilities
- $9.6 million for home care
- $1 million for residential community hospice
Eligible organizations were operating during the period of March 15, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
For more information about the eligibility criteria, read the Application Guidelines for Operators.
Online applications were open until Wednesday, March 31, 2021 and new applications are no longer accepted.
Applicants can log in to the application portal to review the status of their application.
Application and grant agreement
Care providers and operators were required to submit documentation to validate their business and the eligibility criteria during the eligibility period of the program by providing:
- Alberta Corporate Access Number (ACAN)
- legal business name and address
This is a legally binding agreement, which outlines the obligations of the Government of Alberta and the operator, and must be signed by an authorized signing official for the operator.
The agreement is not in force until it has been approved and signed by the Minister of Health or the Minister’s delegate, which will not occur unless the application has been approved.
Audit and compliance
All applications and corresponding grants are subject to a potential audit by the Government of Alberta, or their authorized representatives, upon reasonable notice to the recipient.
Connect with e-Health Support Services for more information:
Toll free: 1-833-611-1140