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.
Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Frequently Asked Questions
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.
The following community nonprofit organizations registered (and in good standing) under one of the following Acts are eligible to apply for CFEP funding.
- 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
- 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: May 15, 2017