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Community Facility Enhancement Program Small

Financial assistance up to $125,000 to upgrade, expand, purchase or build public-use community facilities.

Program changes

CFEP Small guideline notice

There are now 2 program guidelines relating to the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP): Large and Small. Learn about CFEP Large funding.

References to the CFEP Large grant in the CFEP Guidelines will not apply. The CFEP Guidelines remain available only for the CFEP Small.

Important dates

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.

Notification dates

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

Notification is sent by email to your organization.


CFEP Small provides up to $125,000 in financial assistance to upgrade, expand, purchase or build arts, cultural, heritage, recreational, sport or other related public-use community facilities.

CFEP has 2 funding streams:

  1. CFEP Small – Financial assistance up to $125,000
  2. CFEP Large – Financial assistance over $125,000 and up to $1 million

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.

For any questions, contact Community Grants

General program information

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

Application session

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

How to apply

Note: For grant funding requests over $125,000, apply to the CFEP Large.

Step 1. Read the CFEP Small guidelines

Step 2. Fill out the application package

Complete the package documents:


  • Include the necessary additional documents with your application submission (see 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

Email the completed application package to the Community Grants Program.

After you apply

  • During the review process, organizations may be contacted for information by program staff.
  • Notification will be sent to your organization by email.
  • All decisions are final, and no appeals will be considered.
  • Organizations declined for funding may submit a new application for the same project if expenses have not been incurred prior to the submission of the new application.

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 CFEP Accountability Report (FCAR)
  • 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 CFEP Guidelines.

Contact us about reporting requirements or project completion issues.

Previous grant recipients

Find previous grant recipients in the Previous Grant Recipient Database.


Connect with the Community Grants office:

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