Project-Based Grant

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) funds projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta.

Project-Based Grant provides assistance to community organizations for such projects as:

  1. Equipment purchases
  2. Facility construction or renovation projects
  3. Hosting/travel/special events
  4. New programs or special funding (e.g., disaster) requests


Organizations must be registered and in good standing under one of the recognized Acts in order to apply*.

Organizations are eligible to apply for one capital and one non-capital grant per government fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). Non-capital grant requests can be accessed through any one of the CIP grant streams. Capital grant requests can be accessed under the Community Initiatives Program Project Based or the Community Facility Enhancement Program.

*note Canada Corporations Act has changed to Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act

Maximum Funding Available


Transition 2017-18

Grant Programs CIP Project-Based
CIP Operating
CIP International Development
2017-18 Deadline dates March 15, 2017
June 15, 2017
September 15, 2017

Full Implementation 2018-19

Grant Programs CIP Project-Based
CIP Operating
CIP International Development
2018-19 Deadline dates January 15, 2018
May 15, 2018
September 15, 2018

Guidelines, Application and PDF Download Tips

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CIP Guidelines

Download the Community Initiatives Program Guidelines

Project-based materials

Last reviewed/revised: May 4, 2017
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