Program Information

Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES)


The CARES program provides financial support for Alberta’s communities, regions and municipalities for initiatives that promote long-term economic growth. The program will run until 2018 and will fund initiatives that create a measurable impact and align with one or more of the following program outcomes:

  • improving local business environment and/or regional economic collaboration
  • increasing support for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises to grow and succeed
  • enhancing support for businesses and industries that provide diversification to a community or a region
  • increasing investment that drives high-value job creation

The CARES program follows a competitive application process. Program funding begins at $10,000 and applicants must be able to match the funding requested (1:1 matching ratio). Projects must not take more than two years to execute; successful applicants will receive the grant up front so that their project can commence immediately.

The third intake for the CARES program is now open. Applications will be accepted from Oct 1-Nov 30, 2017.


Calendar Deadlines

  • Application Deadline
    [ 30-Nov-2017 ]



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