Government of Alberta
10/01/19 - Deadline for Small Funding Stream applications only; Large Funding Stream applications are due on October 1.
Grants to Alberta nonprofits, libraries, higher education institutions, First Nations, and Metis settlements for the construction, acquisition, upgrade, renovation, or expansion of public community facilities. Eligible facilities may be used for cultural, sports, recreational, and other public-use purposes. The goal of the program is to enhance the lifespan and support the creation of public-use community facilities, and to stimulate economic activity across the province. CFEP offers grants in both small and large funding streams.
A public-use community facility is generally a place, building, or amenity that facilitates specific types of community-use activities (e.g. recreation, sport, culture, heritage, social, community services). It may include, but is not necessarily limited to, the following type of projects:
-A permanent (community hall) or semi-permanent (gazebo) built structure
-Parks (e.g. splash parks, skate parks, fitness spaces, dog parks)
-Playgrounds (children’s play equipment)
-Natural areas (e.g. picnic areas, green spaces, wetlands, botanical gardens, trail development)
-Outdoor spaces (e.g. campsites, sport fields, outdoor pools, outdoor rinks, baseball diamonds).
Eligible CFEP projects may include the following:
-New facility: Construct facility for the provision of a new or existing service
-Purchase facility: Acquire facility to deliver new or existing service
-Retrofit existing facility space: Redevelop, convert, arrange, or rearrange existing spaces based on evolving needs
-Renovations: Includes restoring, refurbishing, upgrading, or other initiatives to improve the general conditions of a facility to extend its useful life, not regular repairs and upkeep required to maintain and operate the facility
-Equipment: Unlicensed motorized vehicles, appliances, furniture, and equipment integral to supporting a public-use community facility
-Architectural, engineering, and design fees required for the planning and design of capital construction projects
-Facility assessment, lifecycle analysis, planning, or feasibility studies.
GrantWatch ID#: 177499
- CFEP Small Funding stream maximum funding request is $125,000. Organizations may be considered for up to $10,000 non-matching funding.
- The CFEP Large Funding stream is for projects requesting over $125,001 and up to $1 million.
The Small Funding Stream project completion timeframe is 18 months from date of check.
The Large Funding Stream project completion timeframe is 30 months from date of the grant agreement.
Multi-year funding is not being considered, as applicants have the opportunity to request larger grant amounts.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application packages can be emailed to LFP.email@example.com or mailed to:
Community Facility Enhancement Program
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Suite 212, 17205 – 106A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1M7
Main line: 780-422-9598