Municipal Grants

Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI)

The Municipal Sustainability Initiative provides municipalities with sustainable funding to assist them in meeting the challenges of growth and enhancing their long-term sustainability.

Read more about the Municipal Sustainability Initiative ›

Alberta Community Partnership (ACP)

The Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) aims to improve the viability and long-term sustainability of municipalities by providing support for regional collaboration and capacity building activities, including project implementation costs. The ACP is comprised of six components: Intermunicipal Collaboration, Metropolitan Funding, Viability Review Support, Mediation and Cooperative Processes, Municipal Internship, and Strategic Initiatives.

Read more about the Alberta Community Partnership ›

Intermunicipal Dispute Resolution

Municipalities experiencing conflict with their municipal neighbours are encouraged to use mediation or other dispute resolution alternatives to resolve the conflict, rather than referring the issue to a higher authority. Funding for the Intermunicipal Dispute Resolution Initiative is available under the Regional Collaboration Program.

Collaborative Governance Initiative

The Collaborative Governance Initiative helps to increase the capacity of municipalities to deal with conflicts internally or develop protocols for working collaboratively with their municipal neighbours. Funding for the Collaborative Governance Iniative is available under the Regional Collaboration Program.

Federal Gas Tax Fund

The federal Gas Tax Fund provides predictable, long-term, stable funding for Canadian municipalities to help them build and revitalize their local public infrastructure while creating jobs and long-term prosperity.

Read more about the Gas Tax Fund ›

Federal Small Communities Fund

The federal Small Communities Fund is a competitive program that provides infrastructure funding to communities with populations fewer than 100,000.

Read more about the Small Communities Fund ›

Grants in Place of Taxes (GIPOT)

GIPOT assists municipalities with the cost of providing municipal services. Although Crown-owned properties are exempt from taxation, the Province of Alberta pays a grant equivalent to the property taxes that would otherwise be levied on many of these properties. Approximately 168 municipalities receive grants in place of taxes for 5,900 Crown properties.

Read more on Grants in Place of Taxes ›

Southern Alberta Flood Response Program

The Southern Alberta Flood Response Program is one component of the Government of Alberta's support to the communities directly impacted by the June 2013 flooding.

Regional Partnerships Initiative (RPI)

The Regional Partnerships Initiative has been discontinued beginning in 2010/11. Funding for similar purposes is available under the Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) program.

Unconditional Municipal Grant Program

The Unconditional Municipal Grant Program has been discontinued in 2010/11. Many of the projects funded through unconditional grants are eligible for funding under the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.

For more information contact:

Municipal Assessment and Grants Division

17th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4
Phone: 780-427-2225
Dial 310-0000 for toll-free connection
Fax: 780-422-9133