The Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant provides a one-time payment to eligible businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations that choose to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program.

Organizations may use the funds as they see fit to help offset the costs of implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program.

Program update

December 7, 2021 – Private passenger vehicle operators, chartered to transport patrons or attendees by an in-scope business, entity or event, may apply for a grant to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program. These vehicles may include party buses, tour buses, pedal pubs and private charters.


Our system is undergoing maintenance and will not be able to accept applications for the Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant between 8 pm, Thursday, December 9 and 8 am, Friday, December 10. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


The grant provides $2,000 for eligible small- and medium-sized organizations that choose to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program.

The Government of Alberta has committed $20 million in funding for the Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant.

Eligible organizations

To be eligible, an Albertan organization must be:

  • on the list of eligible in-scope operators
  • implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program consistently as part of daily operations
  • verifying proof of vaccination, negative test results or medical exemption for patrons 12 and over
  • a permanent establishment in Alberta
  • employing fewer than 500 employees

Refer to Appendix I of Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant guidelines for more information about in-scope operators.

How to apply

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Step 2. Register for a MyAlberta Digital ID (MADI)

In order to access the online application portal, applicants must have a MyAlberta Digital ID account.


For this program, you only need to register for a basic MADI account using a valid email.

If you already have an account, use your existing credentials.

Step 3. Apply online

Use Google Chrome to complete your application. Government systems work best with Google Chrome. Using other browsers may delay your application.

Log in to the grant application portal using your MADI account, then fill out and submit an application through the portal.

Log in

Step-by-step instructions on how to complete all applications can be found in the grant application companion guide.

After you apply

Approved applicants will receive funds via Electronic Fund Transfer directly into their bank account. Ensure the banking information entered in the application is accurate to avoid payment delays.

All awarded applicants may be required, upon an audit, to show how they met the Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant eligibility criteria, including how they implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program. This may include providing a written plan used for training staff and providing information for clients.


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Connect with a Program Officer if you have questions:

Email: [email protected]

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