In focus

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Large Stream

Financial assistance to purchase, build, renovate, or upgrade public-use community facilities.

Status: Open

Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

Works with Indigenous communities across Alberta to invest in natural resources, agriculture, telecommunication, and transportation projects.

Status: Open

Reaching Home

Métis Capital and Capital Housing Cooperation provides immediate interventions for Métis families who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless.

Status: Open

Funding resources

Various funding programs are available in the categories below.

  • Student aid and training

    Belcourt-Brosseau Metis Awards

    • Helps Métis Albertans realize self-sufficiency through post-secondary education and skills development. This award is intended to cover a portion of education-related costs such as tuition and fees.
    • Who can apply: Priority is given to students entering their first year of post-secondary education who show financial need and have a connection to the Métis community.
    • Status: Closed

    Indigenous Languages Teacher Bursary

    • Eligible applicants can get money to complete a post-secondary Indigenous language, culture or teaching development course.
    • Who can apply: Alberta residents who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (visa students are not eligible).
    • Status: Open

    Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund

    • Funding to support attendance or delivery of training that will develop skills in heritage conservation.
    • Who can apply: permanent Alberta residents planning to attend an eligible course/workshop in heritage conservation work.
    • Status: Open

    Roger Soderstrom Scholarship

    • Students in a graduate or extended program in the heritage field and working on an eligible research project may apply for a scholarship.
    • Who can apply: permanent Alberta residents enrolled in a graduate or extended study program with a proposed research project at that level, in the eligible study fields.
    • Status: Open

    Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursary

    • Provides up to $12,000 over 2 years and is non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the north. Your return service is one year of full time employment in your field of studies for each year of bursary support received.
    • Who can apply: eligible students enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program in the fall.
    • Status: Closed

    First Nation, Métis and Inuit Bursary

    • Provides funding for students in the form of a non-repayable in exchange for full-time employment in the north for every year of bursary support received.
    • Who can apply: First Nation, Métis and Inuit students enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program
    • Status: Open

    Indigenous Careers Award

    • Provides funding for Indigenous students.
    • Who can apply: Indigenous students enrolled full-time in a post-secondary school or First Nations College in Alberta.
    • Status: School-based
  • Jobs and employment

    Indigenous Employment Training Partnerships Program

    • Eligible Indigenous organizations can apply for grant project funding to assist unemployed or under-employed Indigenous individuals to gain skills training and work experience.
    • Who can apply: Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program agreement holders. Metis Settlement can apply through the Metis Settlements Strategic Training Initiative Society.
    • Status: Closed

    Training and employment services – Self-employment Program

    • Training, business plan development, and one-to-one guidance for eligible Albertans to develop and start a new business.
    • Who can apply: unemployed and under-employed adults in Alberta, who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens, seeking to start a business for the purpose of self-employment.
    • Status: Open

    Alberta Jobs Now program

    • Funding for private and non-profit businesses to help reduce the cost of hiring and training Albertans for new jobs.
    • Who can apply: private businesses, partnerships
    • Status: Open

    Canada-Alberta Job Grant

    • Funding to help employees and unemployed Albertans access training opportunities.
    • Who can apply: First Nations and Metis Settlements, employers
    • Status: Open

    Employment Partnerships Program

    • Funding for Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program agreement holders to connect Indigenous people to employment.
    • Who can apply: Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program agreement holders
    • Status: Closed
  • Housing

    Métis Urban and Capital Housing Cooperation Housing Programs

    • Provides subsidized and affordable housing for low-income Indigenous families.
    • Who can apply: Métis and other indigenous families in Alberta.

    Reaching Home

    • Métis Capital and Capital Housing Cooperation provides immediate interventions for Métis families who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless.
    • Who can apply: Métis Albertans facing homelessness.
    • Status: Open

    Indigenous Housing Capital Program

    • Increases the supply of affordable housing units for Indigenous peoples in need through construction (including additions/extensions), purchase and repurpose.
    • Who can apply: Indigenous governments or organizations; housing management bodies, municipalities, and non-profit organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations
    • Status: Closed
  • Infrastructure

    Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership

    • Funding for municipal water supply and treatment facilities, and wastewater treatment and disposal facilities.
    • Who can apply: cities (under 45,000 population), towns, villages, summer villages, regional commissions, counties, municipal districts, and Metis Settlements.
    • Status: Open

    Water for Life program

    • Funds new regional water supply and treatment facilities, and wastewater treatment facilities.
    • Who can apply: regional commissions, municipalities
    • Status: Closed

    Green Infrastructure

    • Funding for projects that protect the environment and support Canada's transition to a clean economy.
    • Who can apply: Investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Status: Closed

    Agricultural Service Board Grant

    • Provides funding for Agricultural Service Boards in rural municipalities to help administer legislative requirements and develop programming.
    • Who can apply: municipalities that have formed an Agricultural Service Board
    • Status: Closed

    Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program

    • Provides funds to municipalities to transition fleet vehicles towards electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
    • Who can apply: municipalities

    Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure

    • Funds infrastructure projects for rural and remote communities.
    • Who can apply: Rural and remove communities with populations of 100,000 or fewer.
    • Status: Closed

    Municipal Sustainability Initiative

    • Provides funding for projects and activities that enhance municipal sustainability and growth.
    • Who can apply: municipalities, Metis Settlements
  • Economic development

    Aboriginal Business Investment Fund

    • Helps Indigenous community-owned businesses capitalize on business development opportunities to improve socio-economic outcomes.
    • Who can apply: Indigenous communities in Alberta or corporate entities owned by Indigenous communities located in Alberta.
    • Status: Closed

    Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

    • Works with Indigenous communities across Alberta to invest in natural resources, agriculture, telecommunication, and transportation projects.
    • Who can apply: Indigenous communities across Alberta.
    • Status: Open

    Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program

    • Funds initiatives led by Alberta municipalities, communities and regions that enhance local economic conditions and build capacity for sustainable economic development.
    • Who can apply: Metis Settlements and First Nations, non-profits, municipalities, project-based partnerships between the previous entities
    • Status: Closed
  • Arts and culture

    Cultural Industry Grants

    • Support for organizations working in screen-based productions, book and magazine publishing, and sound recordings.
    • Who can apply: projects and organizations involved in book publishing, magazine publishing, sound recording and film production.
    • Status:
      Book Publishers Operating Grant: Open
      Magazine Publishers Operating Grant: Open
      Music Organization Operating Grant: Open
      Organizations Project Grant: Open
      Support Organizations Operating Grant: Open

    Alberta Media Production Grant

    • Supports smaller budget Alberta productions and contributes to government’s goal of growing Alberta’s cultural industries.
    • Who can apply: organizations engaged primarily in film, television, and/or digital media production.
    • Status: Closed

    Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure

    • Funding for projects that build stronger communities and improve social inclusion.
    • Who can apply: projects aimed at improving access to and/or increased quality of cultural, recreational and/or community infrastructure for Canadians, including Indigenous peoples and vulnerable populations
    • Status: Closed

    Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding

    • Provides funding for a specific cultural or artistic project led by Indigenous artists, arts administrators or ensemble of artists.
    • Who can apply: Indigenous residents of Alberta; ensembles, collectives and collaborations.
    • Status: Open
  • Residential School supports

    Common Experience Payments

    • A lump-sum payment that recognizes the experience of living at an Indian Residential School(s) and its impacts.
    • Who can apply: All former students who resided at a recognized Indian Residential School(s) and were alive on May 30, 2005.
    • Status: Closed
  • Crime victim support

    Edmonton Police Service Emergency Crime Victim Assistance

    • A reimbursement of related out of pocket expenses for victim of violent crime in accordance with the Victims of Crime and Public Safety Act.
    • Who can apply: eligible  victims of one of the eligible offences listed in the Victims of Crime and Public Safety Regulation.
    • Status: Open

    Help for victims of crime - Emergency assistance

    • financial assistance, counseling service and court expenses following a violent crime to assist with safety and security-related losses and damages.
    • Who can apply: victims of a serious eligible offence.
    • Status: Closed

    Victim Services Providers Grants

    • Grants are available for organizations that help victims of crime during their involvement with the criminal justice process.
    • Who can apply: Police-based programs and Community-based programs.
    • Status: Closed
  • Community funding

    Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Large Stream

    • Provides funding to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities.
    • Who can apply: organizations and non-profits that fall under the grant’s eligibility criteria.
    • Status: Open

    Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grant

    • Provides funds to non-profits that provide restorative justice services and referrals.
    • Who can apply: non-profit organizations, Indigenous communities, youth justice committees
    • Status: Closed

    Alberta Community Partnership (ACP)

    • Helps municipalities provide regional collaboration, capacity building initiatives and new or enhanced services.
    • Who can apply: municipalities, Metis Settlements, Townsite of RedWood Meadows Administration Society, Calgary and Edmonton Metropolitan Region Boards, municipally controlled planning service agencies
    • Status: Closed

    CIP Project-Based Grant

    • Funds projects for non-profit organizations that focus on programs, events, and technology.
    • Who can apply: organizations and non-profits that fall under the grant’s eligibility criteria
    • Status: Open
  • Heritage

    Historic Resource Conservation Grants

    • Funding to conserve historic places.
    • Who can apply: individuals that reside in Alberta or have a permanent Alberta address, registered organizations in Alberta including First Nations and Metis Settlements.
    • Status: Closed

    Heritage Awareness Grants

    • Supports interpretive and public engagement projects that preserve, interpret and promote appreciation of Alberta’s history.
    • Who can apply: individuals that reside in Alberta or have a permanent Alberta address, registered organizations in Alberta including First Nations and Metis Settlements.
    • Status: Closed

    Research Grants

    • Supports research projects that preserve, interpret and promote appreciation of Alberta’s history.
    • Who can apply: individuals that reside in Alberta or have a permanent Alberta address, registered organizations in Alberta including First Nations and Metis Settlements.
    • Status: Closed

    Publication Grants

    • Supports the production of publications that preserve, interpret and promote appreciation of Alberta’s history.
    • Who can apply: individuals that reside in Alberta or have a permanent Alberta address, registered organizations in Alberta including First Nations and Metis Settlements.
    • Status: Closed
  • Youth

    Honouring Life – Indigenous Health

    • Formerly, Aboriginal Youth and Community Empowerment Strategy or AYCES, a youth life promotion and suicide prevention program developed to build capacity in mental wellness, resiliency, and healthy lifestyle promotion.
    • Who can apply: First Nation and Métis communities.

    Community Partnerships Youth Grants

    • Funds projects that support mentorship for at-risk youth and youth receiving government services.
    • Who can apply: mentoring programs
    • Status: Closed

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