How are funds allocated?
A Council-appointed Community Assistance Board will meet four times per year (February, May, August and November) to review, prioritize and allocate funds towards community opportunities, initiatives and programming.
Who will be eligible for funding?
All not-for-profit societies, community groups, clubs and individuals that offer a direct benefit to the citizens of the MD, and that align with the region’s community values (some of which include fellowship, generosity, compassion and volunteerism) will be eligible to receive community assistance funding.
Who will not be eligible for funding?
Religious entities, registered charities and for-profit organizations will not qualify for community funding through this new application process.
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Community Facility Enhancement Program
The Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) assists with fostering the unique characteristics of Alberta's many communities. The aim of the program is to:
- Reinvest revenues generated from provincial lotteries into communities
- Empower local citizens and community organizations to work together
- Respond to local needs.
The maximum amount per application (one facility) is $125,000 per fiscal year.
CFAP Funding Ineligible
Municipalities are no longer eligible to receive funding from the Province's Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP). Click here for more information about the CFEP grant and to download key documents.
Only one application will be approved per organization per facility per year. Capital funding will be limited to one grant per organization in each fiscal year, April 1 to March 31. Funding assistance can be requested for a:
- Planning study
- Capital project or equipment
- Combination of a study and/or capital project
- Special needs (i.e,. disaster funding requests within Alberta)
- Eligible organizations include groups that are registered under:
- Agriculture Societies Act Canada Corporations Act (non-profit sector)
- Cemeteries Act or Cemetery Companies Act
- Child and Family Services Authorities
- First Nations and Métis Settlements
- Foundations established and regulated under the Regional Health Authorities Act
- Income Tax Act of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta (charities)
- Libraries Act Part 9 of the Companies Act (non-profit)
- Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act – Extra-Provincial Corporations
- Societies Act
- Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
- Special Act of the Alberta Legislature
- Universities, colleges and institutes as defined under the Post-secondary Learning Act
Community Initiatives Program
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) funds initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta. The program:
- Reinvests revenues generated from provincial lotteries to communities
- Empowers local citizens and community organizations to work together
- Respond to local needs
The funding limits are:
- Project-Based Grant - Maximum $75,000
- Operating Grant - Maximum $75,000
- International Development Grant - maximum $25,000
Organizations are eligible to apply for one capital and one non-capital grant per government fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). Non-capital grant requests can be accessed through any one of the CIP grant streams. Capital grant requests can be accessed under CIP Project Based or the Community Facility Enhancement Program. Operating and programming funding from CIP will be limited to one grant per organization in each government fiscal year.
Funding assistance can be requested for:
- Projects or new initiatives;
- Planning studies;
- Capital projects;
- Special funding (i.e., disaster requests within Alberta);
- Core operating or programming costs, including staff and rent.
Click Here for more information about the Province's Community Initiatives Program and to download key documents.