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.


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


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

Download the application form

Download the Financial Accounting Statement for CFEP

Download other helpful materials:

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 and Tourism
Suite 212, 17205 - 106A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1M7

Last reviewed/revised: April 13, 2015

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