09/18/2015 12:04 EDT | Updated 09/18/2016 01:12 EDT

Alberta government giving extra $10 million for community support programs

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it's boosting spending for family and community support programs by $10 million.

Family and Community Support Services include support groups, youth mentors, home support and outreach services for seniors.

About $7.5 million of the extra money will be distributed to all participating municipalities and Metis settlements.

The government says the remaining $2.5 million will be distributed to communities that have experienced substantial population growth.

The announcement brings the total spending for the programs to $86 million.


The Canadian Press