Processing time

The processing time is approximately 6 months from the intake closure date.

Review the CIP Project-Based Guidelines for more details.

Previous grant recipients

You can find previous grant recipients in the Previous Grant Recipients Database.

Important dates

Annual application deadlines:

  • January 15
  • May 15
  • September 15

Projects must be completed within 18 months from the date the grant funding is received.

Overview

The CIP, Project-Based grant stream supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for:

  • new programs / enhancement to an existing program
  • community events
  • gender equity projects
  • technology
  • portable equipment

For more information, read the CIP Project-Based Guidelines.

Grant information sessions

Online CIP Project-Based information sessions that cover program criteria, the review process, notification timelines and answers to frequently asked questions will be taking place on the following dates. The links below provide information needed to register and attend an information session:

The information sessions have limited availability; however, a recording will be posted on this page for those who are unable to participate.

For any questions on the CIP Project-Based program, contact Community Grants.

Funding

The maximum funding available is $75,000.

CIP Project-Based funding is approved on a matching basis. The applicant must contribute towards the expenses of the project an equal or greater amount than the CIP Project-Based grant request. The matching funding may be in the form of cash or donated labour, equipment or materials, all of which must be directly related to the project. For more details about matching funding, read the CIP Project-Based Guidelines.

Multiple applications

Applicants may only receive one non-capital and one capital grant per Alberta fiscal year, subject to the applicable guidelines and eligibility requirements:

  • one non-capital grant through the CIP Project-Based funding stream or the CIP Operating funding stream
  • one capital grant through either the CIP P-B funding stream or the Community Facility Enhancement Program

Organizations should apply under the specific program stream that’s best suited for their project.

Eligibility

Eligible organizations

A registered organization in Alberta (and in good standing) under one of these acts:

  • Provincial Legislation
    • Agriculture Societies Act
    • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act - Extra-Provincial Corporations
    • Companies Act,Part 9 (Nonprofit Companies)
    • Libraries Act
    • School Act
    • Societies Act
    • 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 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

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 the CIP Project-Based Grant:

  • 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, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
  • individuals

How to apply

Step 1. Read the grant guidelines

Step 2. Fill out the application package

Fill out the following documents:

Include the necessary additional documents with your application submission (checklist on page 2 of the application).

Incomplete applications may be cancelled or processing may be delayed.

Keep a complete copy of your application, budget and mandatory documents as you may be contacted if further information or clarification is required.

Step 3. Submit the application package

Application packages can be emailed (preferred) or mailed to the Community Grants Program:

Email: lfp.application@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Community Grants Unit
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Suite 212, 17205 106A Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5S 1M7

After you apply

During the review process, organizations may be contacted for information by program staff.

Applicants will receive written notification of the decision regarding their application. The review and decision-making process takes approximately 6 months. The notification period is as follows:

  • July (January 15 intake)
  • November (May 15 intake)
  • March (September 15 intake)

All decisions on grant applications are final, and no appeals will be considered.

Reporting requirements

Projects must be completed and accounted for within 18 months from the date the grant payment was received.

Financial reporting must be:

  • completed using the Final CIP Accountability Report (FCAR) (DOCX, 122 KB)
  • submitted to program staff within the periods specified in the guidelines, unless an extension of the reporting date has been approved

Additional accounting requirements are outlined in the CIP Project-Based Guidelines.

Contact Community Grants staff about reporting requirements or project completion issues.

Contact

Connect with the Community Grants office:

Phone: 780-422-9598
Toll free: 1-800-642-3855
Email: lfp.application@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Community Grants Unit
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Suite 212, 17205 106A Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5S 1M7