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 outcomes are to:
- enhance the lifespan and support the creation of public-use community facilities
- stimulate economic activity across the province
CFEP has 2 funding streams:
- Small Funding Stream (May 15)
- Large Funding Stream (June 15)
Additional details can be found in the CFEP Guidelines.
CFEP funding is approved on a matching basis. The applicant must contribute an amount equal to or exceeding the CFEP grant request towards the expenses of the project. The matching funding may be cash, donated labour, equipment or materials, all of which must be specifically related to the project.
CFEP Small Funding Stream
CFEP Small Funding stream maximum funding request is $125,000. Organizations may be considered for up to $10,000 non-matching funding. See section 5.6 of the CFEP Guidelines
CFEP Large Funding Stream
The CFEP Large Funding stream is for projects requesting over $125,001 and up to $1 million.
The following organizations and community non-profit organizations can apply for this program:
- organizations registered (and in good standing) under one of these Acts:
- 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, and must be registered in Alberta under theBusiness Corporations Act
- Income Tax Act (of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta (Charities))
- Provincial Legislation
- First Nations and Metis 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
Organizations must have an Alberta based address which must be regularly monitored by an active member of the organization.
An organization can only submit one application for a capital project per year through either CFEP or for a capital equipment project CIP Project-Based.
A facility can receive funding for one capital project per fiscal year (for example, roof replacement).
However, if an organization shares a facility with other organizations, each organization can submit a grant request for a project that relates to their own leased space.
Projects can include:
- building a new facility
- acquiring or purchasing a facility
- repairs, renovations, updates and expansion
Community facilities include sports, recreational, cultural or other public-use facilities.
Depending on the size and scope of a construction project, organizations may submit applications for stand-alone aspects for the same facility. For example, this could include phases such as a feasibility study, design and blueprint stage, initial construction to lock up stage and completion phase