Cultural Heritage Initiatives Program

This grant supports non-profit organizations to preserve and share the cultural heritage of Indigenous and ethnocultural communities.

Important dates

  • Applications opened July 2023
    • September 15, 2023
    • January 15, 2024

Projects must be completed, and reporting must be submitted within 18 months from the start date of the signed grant agreement.

Notification: Approximately 6 months after the application deadline. Notification is sent by email to your organization.


Since its founding in 1905, Alberta has been home to diverse ethnicities, languages and traditions. The Cultural Heritage Initiatives Program (CHIP) is meant to increase community and public access to this history by helping non-profit organizations document and showcase Indigenous and ethnocultural communities’ cultural heritage with an emphasis on historically underrepresented parts of Alberta's story.

This grant program provides up to $25,000 to eligible organizations to enable the sharing of stories through the documentation, collection, or digitization of content. It will enable communities to showcase oral histories, traditions and stories of significance.

For more information, read the CHIP Program Guidelines.

Grant information sessions

Videos of past sessions

Overview information session video

This video provides an overview of the program.

Application and budget details information session video

This video provides information on the application form, eligible projects, and the budget.

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 as long as 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 Accountability Report (FAR)
  • 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 CHIP Program Guidelines.

Contact Community Grants about reporting requirements or project completion issues.

Previous grant recipients

Find previous grant recipients in the Previous Grant Recipients database.


Connect with the Community Grants office:

Phone: 780-422-9598
Toll free: 1-800-642-3855
Email: [email protected]