Loan Guarantee Investment Program

With up to $1 billion in loan guarantees available, the program enables access to capital, make financing more affordable and improve lending terms to create economic prosperity and social improvements in communities – not only for the short term but also for generations to come. Eligibility requires at least one Alberta Indigenous group and projects related to energy, mining, or forestry sectors.

Organization Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

Who Can Apply? First Nations, Municipalities

Canada-Alberta Job Grant

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.

Organization Governments of Alberta and Canada

Who Can Apply? Businesses

Municipal Stimulus Program

The Government of Alberta is providing additional capital infrastructure funding to municipalities and Metis Settlements to 1) sustain and create local jobs, 2) enhance provincial competitiveness and productivity, 3) position communities to participate in future economic growth, and 4) reduce municipal red tape to promote job-creating private sector investment.

Organization Government of Alberta – Municipal Affairs

Who Can Apply? Municipalities

Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant Program

The program supports initiatives and projects that builds intercultural awareness and understanding. The Program fosters cultural awareness in communities across the province, and an appreciation and celebration of Indigenous Peoples and multicultural society in Alberta.

Organization Government of Alberta – Municipal Affairs

Who Can Apply? First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses

Federal Small Communities Fund

As part of the New Building Canada Fund, confirmed in Federal Budget 2014, the SCF designates $94 million in federal funding to support infrastructure projects in Alberta communities with a population of 100,000 or less.

Organization Federal, Provincial, Municipal Governments

Who Can Apply? Municipalities

Community Futures Loans

27 Community Futures offices offer loan solutions and business development services that are purpose built for rural Alberta. Community Futures offices apply flexible loan criteria and options to help you start a new business, buy a business, open a franchise, expand into new markets, invest in technology, give your business a facelift and help young entrepreneurs get their first loan.

Organization Community Futures Alberta

Who Can Apply?Businesses

Community Investment  

Syncrude provides assistance in the form of funds, materials/equipment or employees’ time and expertise for projects that focus on four key investment areas: Community, Education, Health Safety & Environment, and Indigenous initiatives.

Organization Syncrude

Who Can Apply? First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses

Community Regional Economic Support Program

This program is a matching Alberta Economic Development and Trade grant program that can be used to support foundational pieces related to regional economic development (such as a joint feasibility study, or business plan).

Organization Government of Alberta

Who Can Apply?First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses