Alberta Community Partnership (ACP)

What's New

  • The 2016/17 Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) budget is $20 million.
  • Program materials for the 2016/17 ACP program will be available in the coming months.

Program Description

The objective of the ACP is to improve the viability and long-term sustainability of municipalities by providing support for regional collaboration and capacity building initiatives.

Key program outcomes include:

  • new or enhanced regional municipal services;
  • improved municipal capacity to respond to municipal and regional priorities; and
  • effective intermunicipal relations through joint and collaborative activities.

Eligible Entities

  • Municipalities (cities, towns, villages, summer villages, municipal districts, specialized municipalities, improvement districts, and special areas)
  • Métis settlements
  • Townsite of Redwood Meadows Administration Society
  • Capital Region Board and Calgary Regional Partnership
  • Municipally controlled planning service agencies (eligible only under the Municipal Internship component to host a Land Use Planner intern)

Eligible Projects/Components

Intermunicipal Collaboration

  • Provides funding to partnerships of two or more municipalities to develop or expand regional municipal service delivery.

Metropolitan Restructuring

  • Provides funding to municipalities involved with regional governance and municipal restructuring processes such as amalgamation, dissolution, or viability reviews.

Mediation and Cooperative Processes

  • Provides funding to municipalities to help develop collaborative protocols and processes to proactively manage conflict, and to enable municipalities to rely on an agreed-upon process for collaboration.
  • Provides funding to support municipalities in using mediation, facilitation, or other dispute resolution alternatives to resolve intermunicipal conflict.

Additional information regarding Mediation and Cooperative Processes

Municipal Internship

  • Provides funding to municipalities or planning service agencies to recruit, train and retain competent municipal employees who may pursue careers in municipal administration, finance, or land use planning.

Additional information regarding Municipal Internship

Application and Reporting Deadlines

  • Applications for the Municipal Internship component are due by October 1 (with the program to commence the following May).
  • Other component application deadlines will be confirmed with the release of the program guidelines.
  • For all components, final reporting is due within 60 days after the project completion date and is to be completed using the ACP Statement of Funding and Expenditures (SFE).

Materials and Resources

Current Program Materials

Compliance Program Materials

For Projects Funded Under the Former Regional Collaboration Program (RCP)

For more information, please contact a Grant Advisor or a Grant Compliance Advisor at the following:

Grants and Education Property Tax Branch
Alberta Municipal Affairs
17th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4

Phone: 780-427-2225
Dial 310-0000 for toll-free connection in Alberta
Fax: 780-422-9133
E-mail: acp.grants@gov.ab.ca