Community Facility Enhancement Program

The Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) assists with fostering the unique characteristics of Alberta's many communities. The program:

  • Reinvests revenues generated from provincial lotteries into communities
  • Empowers local citizens and community organizations to work together
  • Responds to local needs

The maximum amount per application (one facility) is $125,000 per fiscal year.

Eligibility

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

Ineligible

Municipalities are no longer eligible to receive funding from CFEP.

Grant Overview

More information about the grant is available in this video overview.

Guidelines and Application


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Download the Community Facility Enhancement Program guidelines (PDF – 80 kb)

Download the application form (PDF – 409 kb)

Download the Financial Accounting Statement for CFEP (PDF – 109 kb)

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Apply for Special Flood Recovery Funding

Applicants must clearly identify that the funding is being requested through the Non-profit/Voluntary Sector Special Flood Recovery Program. State this in the Project Name section.

Applicants must provide solid evidence that associated costs can be attributed to the flood.

Applicants must identify if they are eligible for insurance proceeds or Disaster Recovery Program proceeds related to the funding they are applying for, and if so the eligible amount. This information should be included in the Project Budget section. Insurance proceeds are eligible for matching purposes.

Unlike regular CFEP guidelines, costs accrued prior to the application date will be accepted as a project cost.

Applicants are eligible to apply for this special flood recovery funding in addition to normal CFEP grant requests.

For more information, contact the CFEP office at:

Main line: 780-422-9598 Dial 310-0000 for toll-free access in Alberta
Toll-free: 1-800-642-3855

Edmonton/Capital Region: 780-422-9574, Kristine Telenko
Rural Alberta: 780-422-9578, Angela Schreiner
Calgary/Banff: 403-815-9193, Michelle Turnbull

Community Facility Enhancement Program
Alberta Culture
Suite 212, 17205 - 106A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1M7

Last reviewed/revised: September 18, 2014

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