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Community Initiatives Program (CIP) | Project-Based grant




The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based grant stream supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for:

  • new programs / enhancement to an existing program
  • community events
  • gender equity projects
  • technology
  • portable equipment

Note: The former Status of Women Community Grant Program has been consolidated under the Community Initiatives Program (CIP) – Project Based stream for community-based initiatives focused on addressing gender-based violence, women’s economic security and women in leadership.

Eligible Applicants

A registered organization in Alberta (and in good standing) under one of these acts:

  • Provincial Legislation
    • Agriculture Societies Act
    • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act – Extra-Provincial Corporations
    • Companies Act, Part 9 (Nonprofit Companies)
    • Libraries Act
    • School Act
    • Societies Act
    • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature
  • Federal Legislation
    • Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
    • Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and must be registered in Alberta under the Business Corporations Act
    • Income Tax Act (of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta (Charities)
  • First Nations and Metis Settlements
  • foundations established and regulated under the province’s Regional Health Authorities Act
  • universities, colleges and institutes as defined under Alberta’s Post-secondary Learning Act

Organizations must have an Alberta-based address which must be regularly monitored by an active member of the organization.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible Expenses:

  • New Program/Enhancement to an existing program: Wages for new positions, office space rentals, database software and hardware, program materials and resources etc.
  • Community events: festivals/theatre, productions/films/exhibits/: symposiums/workshops; Venue rentals, catering, communications, marketing, keynote speakers, etc.
  • Technology: Audio/visual equipment, projection screens for office/meeting rooms, computer hardware and software, etc.
  • Portable Equipment: Licensed vehicles, team uniforms/equipment, furnishings such as computer desk, meeting tables, office chairs, public area furnishings, etc.
  • Gender Equity Projects: Facilitators/Speakers, venue rentals, new program costs as above, etc.

Deadline Date

  January 15; May 15; September 15


Contact Name: Community Grants Office

Phone Number: 780-422-9598 or 1-800-642-3855 (toll-free)

E-mail Address:


Industry: Non-Profit, Location: Alberta ,
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