Community Facility Enhancement Program

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities.

CFEP aims to foster healthy, vibrant communities across Alberta. The program has been designed to support organizations as they take action to contribute and create opportunities for Albertans to engage with their communities.

CFEP outcomes are to:

  • Enhance the lifespan and support the creation of public-use community facilities.
  • Stimulate economic activity across the province.

CFEP Program Overview

CFEP has two funding streams: Small Funding Stream and Large Funding Stream. Characteristics of these two funding streams are explained in the table below.

Characteristic CFEP Small Funding Stream CFEP Large Funding Stream
Funding Range Up to $125,000 $125,001 - $1 Million
Application Package CFEP Guidelines

CFEP Small Application Form

Project Budget Template
CFEP Guidelines

CFEP Large Application Form

Project Budget Template
Business Case Requirements
5 Year Operational Budget
Application Deadlines
See Transition Table for 2016-17 and 2017-18 timelines
Three times per year beginning 2018-19:
January 15
May 15
September 15
One time per year beginning 2017-18:
October 1
Notification Timelines See Transition Table for 2016-17 and 2017-18 timelines
July
November
March
February
Grant Agreement Embedded in application Formal grant agreement upon approval
Project Completion and Financial Reporting Timeframe 18 months from date of cheque

Final CFEP Accountability Report
  • A CFEP Accountability Report does not need to be completed by an accountant.
30 months from date of the grant agreement

Reporting Requirements
  • A Project Summary Report;
  • Financial statement for the project prepared through a review engagement; and
  • Review Engagement Report prepared by a certified public accountant licensed to practice in Alberta.

Transition Table for 2016-17 and 2017-18 timelines

CFEP Small Funding Stream CFEP Large Funding Stream
Application Deadlines Transition Period:
December 15, 2016
March 15, 2017
June 15, 2017
September 15, 2017

Moving to three times per year by 2018-19:
January 15
May 15
September 15
Transition Period:
January 15, 2017

Moving to one time per year by 2017-18:
October 1
Notification of Decision Period Transition Period:
May 2017
August 2017
December 2017
March 2018

Moving to three times per year by 2018-19
July 15
November 15
March 15
Transition Period
March 31, 2017

Moving to one time per year by 2017-18

March 31

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility

An organization can only submit one application for a capital project per year through either CFEP or the Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project-Based for capital funding requests. Organizations should apply under the specific program stream that is best suited for their project.

Eligible Organizations

The following organizations community nonprofit organizations who are registered (and in good standing) under one of the following Acts are eligible to apply for funding under the CFEP.

Provincial Legislation
  • Agriculture Societies Act
  • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act - Extra-Provincial Corporations*
  • Cemeteries Act or Cemetery Companies Act
  • Companies Act, Part 9 (Nonprofit Companies)
  • Libraries Act
  • Societies Act of Alberta
  • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature

Federal Legislation
  • Special Act of the Parliament of Canada*
  • Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act must be registered in Alberta Under the Business Corporation Act
  • Income Tax Act (of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta [Charities])*

  • First Nations and Métis Settlements
  • Foundations established and regulated under the province's Regional Health Authorities Act
  • Universities, colleges and institutes as defined under Alberta's Post-secondary Learning Act

* Must have an Alberta based address which must be regularly monitored by an active member of the organization.

Last reviewed/revised: January 6, 2017
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