Funding to plan or build affordable housing

Indigenous housing

The Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) will increase the supply of affordable housing units for Indigenous peoples in need through construction (including additions/extensions), purchase and repurpose. Units may be used for rental or lease-to-purchase.

Funding is available for construction projects.

Development of the IHCP was guided by feedback gathered from Indigenous and Indigenous-serving organizations during a 2017 provincewide engagement.

Read the ‘What We Heard’ summary of engagement findings.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Indigenous governments or organizations
  • housing management bodies, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations

for more information: Funding to plan or build affordable housing |

Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program


Take control of your community’s future. Global climate changes will have local impacts and they won’t be easy to overcome. Alberta’s changing climate could mean drought and wildfire, it could mean flooding and ice storms, or anything in between. But whatever comes our way, your community can prepare.

The Government of Alberta is providing $4.5 million for Alberta municipalities and Indigenous communities to assess adaptation measures and to create climate resilience plans. This funding will help you reduce negative impacts and leverage opportunities so you can feel secure in your community’s future.


The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre is providing up to $80,000 per project for municipalities and Indigenous communities to invest in climate resilience capacity building. The following funding streams are now open:

Planning Stream: Assess your community’s vulnerability to climate change and/or create a climate adaptation and resilience plan.

Strategies and Initiatives Stream: Research the feasibility of adaptation measures in your community’s plan and/or prepare measures for implementation.

Indigenous Climate Resilience Stream: Increase your Indigenous community’s capacity for climate resilience planning, recognizing the unique impacts, needs, and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples, including the use of Indigenous and/or Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

for more information Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program | MCCAC

Community Facility Enhancement Program

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.

Multiple applications

Organizations can apply for one capital and one non-capital grant per government fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

  • non-capital grant requests can be accessed through any one of the Community Initiatives Program (CIP) grant streams (Project-Based, Operating, International Development or Major Cultural and Sport Events)
  • capital grant requests can be accessed under CFEP and capital equipment grant requests can be accessed through CIP Project-Based

Multi-year funding

Multi-year funding is not being considered as applicants have the opportunity to request larger grant amounts.

Switching streams

Organizations who wish to switch CFEP funding streams will need to contact program staff and may be required to withdraw their current CFEP application and reapply on the next deadline date with a new application.


Eligible organizations

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 the Business Corporations Act
      • Income Tax Act (of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta (Charities))
  • 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.

Ineligible organizations

The following organizations are not eligible to apply for funding under CFEP:

  • municipalities
  • for-profit organizations
  • any other organizations not registered under one of the above mentioned Acts
  • organizations that have overdue or incomplete accounting or reporting relating to any grant previously awarded by Alberta Culture and Status of Women
  • individuals

Eligible projects

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.

Community Facility Enhancement Program |

Contact Us

5020 50 Avenue
PO Box 250
Mirror, AB  T0B 3C0
P: 403-788-2212


Communities Served

Alder Flats, Alix, Ardley, Argentia Beach, Aspen Beach, Bashaw, Bawlf, Bentley, Big Valley, Birchcliff, Blackfalds, Bluffton, Botha, Buck Lake, Byemoor, Castor, Clive, Crestomere, Crystal Springs, Delburne, Donalda, Dorenlee, Duhamel, Edberg, Elnora, Endiang, Erskine, Falun, Fenn, Ferintosh, Fleet, Gadsby, Grandview, Gull Lake, Gwynne, Half Moon Bay, Halkirk, Haynes, Hoadley, Joffre, Kelsey, Lacombe, Leedale, Lousana, Ma-Me-O Beach, Maskwacis, Meeting Creek, Millet, Mirror, Morningside, Mulhurst, Nevis, New Norway, Norris Beach, Parkland Beach, Pelican Point, Pine Lake, Pipestone, Ponoka, Poplar Bay, Red Willow, Rimbey, Rochon, Sands, Rosalind, Silver Beach, Stettler, Sunbreaker Cove, Tees, Westerose, Wetaskiwin, White Sands, and Winfield