It is estimated the number of seniors in Alberta will double, from over half a million today, to over 1.1 million by 2040. The anticipated demand for continuing care services will grow by 62% by the year 2030.
A new continuing care capital program is being launched to increase the number of continuing care spaces in Alberta. The program is comprised of 3 grant-funding streams to:
- develop continuing care capacity with Indigenous groups and organizations
- increase continuing care capacity in identified priority communities
- modernize existing facilities
For Indigenous peoples, wherever they live, this new program will support the development of continuing care spaces, either on- or off-reserves, and on- or off-Metis settlements, to provide better access to health services.
Program grant funding will also be available to support the development of additional continuing care capacity in priority communities across the province as identified by Alberta Health Services.
In addition, a capital grant process will be available to replace, upgrade, or renovate existing aged facilities to align with modern standards.
The Alberta government has committed up to $154 million for the continuing care capital program. Project proposals received from eligible applicants in all 3 funding streams will be assessed on a competitive basis for this one-time grant funding.
How to apply
Indigenous groups and organizations
Indigenous groups and organizations were invited to apply for the Continuing Care Capital Program until December 17, 2021. The application submission date is now closed.
Alberta Health is reviewing grant applications and will provide further details once the evaluation is completed.
A new request for grant submissions is anticipated later in 2022. Check back for updates.
Eligible applicants must be a legal entity located in the Province of Alberta and include:
- First Nation 'Band' as defined in Canada’s Indian Act
- First Nations
- Aseniwuche Winewak Nation
- First Nation owned corporations
- Tribal Councils and Treaty Organizations
- Metis Settlements General Council
- Metis Settlements
- Métis Nation of Alberta Association
- other Métis regional or local associations or societies
- Indigenous-owned businesses or development corporations
- Indigenous not-for-profit organizations with a mandate related to the objectives of the Continuing Care Capital Program Indigenous stream
To apply for program grant funding, download these documents:
- Indigenous Capital Grant Application Process (PDF, 1.7 MB)
- Business Case Application Form (XLSX, 86 KB)
- Business Case Guide for Indigenous Groups and Organizations (PDF, 973 KB)
- Architectural Design Requirements for Continuing Care Checklist
- Design Guidelines for Continuing Care Facilities in Alberta
- Barrier-Free Design Guide
Eligible applicants from identified priority communities in Alberta will be invited to apply for the Continuing Care Capital Grant Program sometime in 2022.
Program details coming soon.
Modernizing existing facilities
In 2022, there will be a call for submissions from identified eligible applicants to either replace, upgrade, or renovate existing facilities to align with modern standards. Operators of these facilities may be eligible to receive capital grant funding.
Program details coming soon.
Connect with the Continuing Care Capital Program:
Email: [email protected]
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