Rural Development: Funding Sources

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Rural based projects may also be considered eligible for funding by the organizations listed below. For more information, contact the organization directly.
  • Community and Regional Economic Development Funding Programs - The linked document briefly describes a number of funding programs related to community and regional economic development. Although the majority are Government of Canada and Government of Alberta programs, it does include a number of foundations and not-for-profit programs.
  • Agricultural Initiatives Program - Funds are provided by the Alberta Lottery Fund to encourage improvements in agriculture, the quality of life in the agricultural community and to facilitate rural development.
  • Alberta Lottery Fund - The Alberta Lottery Fund is made up of the government's share of net revenues from gaming activity, and is used to support thousands of volunteer, public and community-based initiatives annually.
  • Alberta Municipal Financial Assistance Database - The Municipal Financial Assistance Database provides municipalities with information on potential financial assistance available from provincial government initiatives and programs.
  • AVAC Ltd. - AVAC stimulates value-added research, development and the commercialization of new products and services in Alberta.
  • Community Futures Network of Alberta - Community Futures (CF) organizations provide lending services to business ideas that result in wealth generation for the business and economic diversification for the community or region.
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This information published to the web on April 17, 2008.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 1, 2013.