Red Deer & Surrounding Area

Emergency COVID-19 Funding 

Funding Application


Update: Please note funding for both Edmonton, Calgary, and Wood Buffalo areas is no longer being accepted as funding has been depleted for these areas.


If you live in the Red Deer and surrounding areas please feel free to apply. ACAA considers it essential to assist community members who are at-risk due to the COVID-19  pandemic’s increased health and related economic and social impacts. Through funding support from the  Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), ACAA is able to provide individuals and families support in addressing some of the financial impacts experienced as a result of COVID-19. Eligibility will apply to off-reserve status and non-status Indians, un-affiliated Métis, and Southern Inuit Aboriginal Peoples. Funding is limited to a one-time allocation which will be determined on prioritization of need. Applications are now  being accepted to receive supports within the following areas:  

  1. Essential Goods  

  2. Housing and Shelter 

  3. Communications & Utilities  

  4. Cleaning Supplies 

  5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

  6. Health and Medical Support 

  7. Educational Support for Children & Youth 

Please note: Emergency COVID-19 Funding is limited, and submission of this application does not guarantee funding. This will be determined on a case by case basis and dependent on the number of applications received.  


Funding is restricted to a one-time allocation only per household. To be eligible for the Emergency COVID-19 Funding  you must meet the following requirements:  


  • be a resident of Alberta as of March 15, 2020, and living off-reserve;  

  • be at least 16 years old on the date you apply; and 

  • must be First Nation (Status and/or Non-Status), un-affiliated Metis and/or Inuit.

Red Deer & Surrounding Area Application Form

Apply now for the Emergency COVID-19 Funding, a one-time payment for FNMI residents living off-reserve and who have been impacted due to COVID-19. Your personal information is protected and secure when you apply. Fill out the following completely along with the declaration form. * Required


Select your region

If you live in the Wood Buffalo area please the "Wood Buffalo Application Form" Please note we are no longer taking applications for the Calgary and Edmonton and surrounding areas as funding has reached capacity. See map boundaries. 

Mailing address is the same as my residency.
Self-Identificaion. Select One
Are you the head of your household?
Do you live on-reserve? If so, which one?

Note: Self-Declaration: We ask you to self-declare if you are of Aboriginal ancestry within the meaning of the Canadian Constitutional Act of 1982, along with recent legislation pertaining to Aboriginal peoples within Canada. By self-declaring as an Aboriginal person, you are helping the ACAA ensure we are providing services to the Aboriginal community and to be used for reporting purposes. 


Proof of Residence

Submit proof of mailing address (any document to prove your mailing address such as a driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) as an attachment with your application form (Scanned copy in PDF, JPEG formats. Note: If you are taking pictures of the document with your phone be sure the form is clear, straight, and readable. Be sure to add in the email Subject (line): Your First Name, Last Name (City, Town, Hamlet). Also, can email attachments to

Upload File


I hereby certify that the above information and statements are true and correct. I understand that a false statement may disqualify my application. I, give the ACAA consent to the collection, use or disclose of my personal information for reporting purposes.

Thanks for submitting your application has been received. We will follow up with you 7-10 days.


Apply by submitting your form online via the ACAA website or by email to Applications will take a minimum of 7-10 days to be processed. Please note application not completed in full will be considered incomplete and delay your application. If your application is incomplete you will receive an email first, followed by a phone call.


​Printable Emergency COVID-19 Application Form

Fillable Emergency COVID-19 Application Form Note: You will still need to print the form to sign the PDF for final submission.


Should you have any questions regarding the application, eligibility, and status of your application contact: 

Crystal Barry & Lyssa Crosby

Emergency COVID-19 Response Workers 


P: 780-699-8215