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 outcomes are to:

  • enhance the lifespan and support the creation of public-use community facilities
  • stimulate economic activity across the province

CFEP has 2 funding streams:

  • Small Funding Stream
  • Large Funding Stream

Details are in the CFEP Guidelines.

Important program updates

The CFEP will be updated in the coming months. It is recommended you visit this page regularly to stay updated on any program changes.

Note: processing time is taking longer than anticipated. Thank you for your patience.

CFEP Small Funding Stream

For financial assistance up to $125,000.

Annual application deadlines

  • January 15
  • May 15
  • September 15

Projects must be completed within 18 months from the date the payment is received by the organization. Details are in the CFEP Guidelines.


Applicants will be notified on their application results:

  • July (for January 15 deadline)
  • November (for May 15 deadline)
  • March (for September 15 deadline)

CFEP Large Funding Stream

For financial assistance over $125,000 and up to $1 million.

Annual application deadline

  • June 15

All approved projects completion date will be determined during formal agreement development, but not to exceed 30 months from agreement signing. Details are in the CFEP Guidelines.


Applicants will be notified about the results:

  • December

Grant information sessions

CFEP grant information sessions were recorded and are provided below. The sessions cover program criteria, notification timelines, answers to questions and tips on submitting your application.

General program information

This video covers the basics of the CFEP program, including program outcomes and criteria used to determine organization and project eligibility.

Application session

This video features an in-depth conversation and walk-through of the CFEP application form.

Budget session

This video features an in-depth conversation and walk-through of the CFEP budget template.

How to apply

Step 1. Read the grant guidelines

CFEP Guidelines

Step 2. Fill out an application package

Small Funding Stream package

Large Funding Stream package

Note: Keep a copy of your application as you may be contacted for more information or clarification.

Step 3. Submit the application package

Application packages can be emailed to [email protected].

After you apply

During the review process, you may be contacted for more information or clarification by program staff.

Notification will be sent to your organization by email.

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

If your application was declined, you may submit a new application for the same project if the project has not started. You may also submit a new application if your program has started but project components are not completed nor expensed.

Reporting requirements

CFEP Small Funding Stream

For the CFEP Small Funding Stream reporting, your final accounting and back up documentation needs to be submitted 18 months from date of cheque using the Final CFEP Accountability Report (FCAR) (DOCX, 118 KB).

An accountant is not required to prepare the FCAR.

CFEP Large Funding Stream

For the CFEP Large Funding Stream reporting, you will need to submit reporting based on the signed formal grant agreement requirements.

See the Reporting requirements guide (DOC, 67 KB) for more information and examples.

Contact us about reporting requirements or project completion issues.

Previous grant recipients

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


Connect with the Community Grants office:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-9598
Toll free: 1-800-642-3855
Email: [email protected]

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