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March 4, 2013

ARDN Increases Focus on Rural and Remote Homelessness with Funding Opportunity

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The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) is administering the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s (HPS) Rural and Remote Homelessness funding stream for Alberta. The funds will be used to assist projects that offer supports and services to assist those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

“ARDN believes that rural and remote Albertans at risk of homelessness face unique issues that require unique solutions,” says Dee Ann Benard, executive director of ARDN.  “It’s our goal to engage these at-risk rural Albertans and provide them appropriate supports so they do not become or remain homeless.”

A total of $424,625 is available to fund projects until February 28, 2014. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

Though rural and remote homelessness is not as visible as it is in urban locations, it is still an important issue to address. It also impacts urban settings as many rural homeless people move to cities where there are more supports.
More information on the funding opportunity is available at

Priority will be given to projects with activities in communities with a population of 25,000 or less, although projects impacting larger communities may be considered.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

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