Community Facility Enhancement Program

The Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) has been established to assist in fostering the unique characteristics of Alberta's many communities. The program is intended to reinvest revenues generated from provincial lotteries in communities, to empower local citizens, and community organizations to work together and respond to local needs. To accomplish this, the program has been designed to respond to local facility enhancement needs and to work in partnership with community groups and volunteers.

By assisting communities with construction, renovation or redevelopment of community public-use facilities the Community Facility Enhancement Program will help enhance the quality of life and citizen well-being in communities across the province.

The CFEP program is governed by the terms outlined in the Community Development Grant Regulation.

Maximum Funding Available

The general funding limits under this program are:

  • Grant applications - maximum $125,000 per fiscal year.

Specific project limitations are:

Only one CFEP application can be approved per organization per year. Each CFEP application must relate to only one facility. Capital funding will be limited to one grant per organization in each fiscal year from CFEP or CIP (i.e. April 1 to March 31). The applicant can request funding assistance for a planning study, a capital project or a combination of the two. The maximum level of funding for any one facility in a fiscal year is $125,000.

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations may include groups that are registered under one of the following:

  • 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

Guidelines and Application Form

The grant application contains interactive form fields and is best viewed with the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download from Adobe. NOTE: As of July 1, 2010, only current application forms available for the CFEP program will be accepted.

For more information, please contact the program office.

Alberta Lottery FundThe Community Facility Enhancement Program is funded by the Alberta Lottery Fund. More information on lottery-funded programs is available at

Last reviewed/revised: January 24, 2014