Alberta’s government supports 271 non-profit organizations to upgrade, expand, renovate and build new community spaces.
Through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP), Alberta’s government provides funding for community groups to invest in facilities that support art, culture, heritage, sport and recreation. This in turn ensures that Albertans can access the programs and services they are looking for close to home. For every CFEP grant dollar invested in a community, up to $3 is raised in the community.
In the 2023-24 fiscal year, Alberta’s government is investing more than $42 million in communities through CFEP.
CFEP funds a variety of facility enhancement projects across the province, including 41 projects that support the construction or redevelopment of public playgrounds. Additionally, funding from this year’s program will support new or expanded facilities for organizations like the Crowsnest Historical Society, Friends Society of the Sir Alexander Galt Museum and Archives, the Bower Place Community Association and the Village of Nampa Library Board. These organizations, and many more, provide meaningful programming for Albertans of all ages and background.
Budget 2023 committed $50 million in funding to CFEP – a 23 per cent increase from Budget 2022.
The CFEP small stream supports smaller projects with up to $125,000, while the CFEP large stream supports projects with funding from $125,000 up to $1 million.
CFEP requires matching funding that is equal to or exceeds the funding amount provided by the province.