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Coal Community Transition Fund




Coal Community Transition Fund is to assist Alberta communities affected by the coal-phase out.

Eligible Applicants

Municipalities and First Nations affected by the phase-out of coal in Alberta’s electricity system could apply for grant funding through the CCTF to support economic development initiatives that enable the transition away from economic reliance on coal-fired electricity generation.

Eligible Expenses

Projects had to align with one or more of the following program objectives to be eligible:

  1. Identify social and economic impacts of the proposed project in the community or region, such as:
  • development of social and economic impact studies
  • gap analysis and regional economic and social asset mapping
  • sector and industry analysis to identify emerging opportunities at the community or regional level
  1. Develop and support community transition planning towards long-term economic sustainability, such as:
  • development of economic, strategic and/or regional transition plans
  • establishment of a task force or committee responsible for transition planning
  • facilitation of stakeholder consultations and/or community surveys
  • identification of opportunities for economic diversification
  1. Implement economic strategies that improve the local business environment and/or increase investment retention and attraction, such as:
  • investment attraction and promotion initiatives including marketing programs, trade shows and lead generation
  • business coaching and training for businesses in communities that lack these resources

Deadline Date

  The application period closed Nov 30, 2017. Please click the link indicated below for update.


Contact Name: Government of Alberta


Industry: Energy & Environment, Location: Alberta ,
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