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The Alberta Crime Prevention (ACP) grant funds projects or programs for up to 2 years.

  • The project or program must focus on direct delivery of services or supports for crime prevention or community safety and well being.
  • Programs or initiatives keeping youth out of gangs or helping youth get out of gangs are included.


Grants provide funding from $25,000 to $150,000 per year (2022-23 and 2023-24).


Applicants must be located in Alberta and one of the following:

  • a registered not-for-profit organization or charity in good standing
  • a First Nation or Metis Settlement
  • a municipality
  • a community–focused police program or service
  • a community group with a designated fiscal agent
  • organizations that received the Gun & Gang Violence Action Fund (GGVAF) Youth Gang Prevention Community Mobilization Grant and are at the implementation phase

Ineligible applicants

  • individuals
  • academic institutions
  • for-profit organizations
  • Crown corporation or publicly funded institutions

What the grants are for

Grants from $25,000 to $150,000 per year (2022-23 and 2023-24) are available for Alberta-based programs or projects that:

  • explore or use innovative, promising or proven crime prevention practices
  • enhance or create prevention activities for people at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity
  • prevent crime or add public safety measures for vulnerable people or communities targeted by crime
  • strengthens or adds capacity to an existing program or initiative

Examples of programs, projects or initiatives include:

  • direct delivery of programs for crime prevention or community safety and well-being services or supports
  • direct delivery of youth gang prevention and exit programs, services or supports
  • activities to build the skills, knowledge and resources or capacity of an organization or community so they can deliver crime prevention or community safety and well-being programs like:
    • development and delivery of information, training and resources or tools
    • public education and awareness
    • one-time initiatives addressing new issues and trends in crime prevention
    • implementation of a public or community safety plan including training and equipment

How to apply

The application period is now closed.

Step 1. Read the criteria

Read the grant criteria on pages 1 to 3 of the Alberta Crime Prevention (ACP) Grant online form.

Step 2. Complete the application package

  1. Fill out the application beginning on page 4 of the Alberta Crime Prevention (ACP) Grant online form.
  2. Complete the Alberta Crime Prevention (ACP) Budget template (XLSX, 16 KB).

Step 3. Gather required documents

  • Certificate of Incorporation from Alberta Corporate Registries
  • 3 letters documenting support or partnership.
  • At least 1 letter should come from a supporter in the criminal justice system. Examples of acceptable support letters include letters from:
    • your local police service
    • a Chief Crown prosecutor
    • a victim servicing organization
    • other criminal justice agencies
    • community groups or other appropriate not-for-profit agencies
    • Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)
    • municipal or regional or Indigenous leadership
    • an elected community official familiar with your initiative

Step 4. Submit the application package

Submit the application and all required documents by email to [email protected].

After you apply

You will get confirmation within 10 business days we received your application.

Contact Community Initiatives Supports if you do not get confirmation within 10 business days.


Connect with Community Initiatives Support:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-1819
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-988-7629
Email: [email protected]

Community Initiatives Support
10th Floor South, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7

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