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Vitalization Grant Program

Grants to Alberta Businesses and Organizations in Eligible
Locations for Improvements to Building Exteriors

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Town of Whitecourt

Deadline Date:

05/04/21 4:30 PM - Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Alberta businesses and organizations in eligible locations for exterior building improvements. The purpose of the funding is to enhance the aesthetic appeal and the quality of life of the community. Funding is intended to match the recently adopted architectural wood/stone theme. All projects funded must be located along Highway 43, or in the Downtown Core in Whitecourt.

The objectives of this program are:

  • To assist businesses or organizations to make permanent upgrades to their buildings that meet the architectural wood/stone theme of the Town of Whitecourt Vitalization Plan.
  • To assist local businesses or organizations to contribute to the Vitalization of the Town of Whitecourt.
  • To enhance quality of life and well-being for the residents of Whitecourt, by increasing the aesthetic appeal of the community.
  • To enhance the pride and profile of the Town of Whitecourt for both residents and visitors alike.

The following are examples of building materials that meet the architectural wood/ stone theme:

  • Natural stone (river rock, shale, etc.);
  • Cultured stone (includes stone veneer);
  • Ledgestone/fieldstone;
  • Wood siding or shakes;
  • Wood/log posts or beam structures;
  • Slate, ceramic, or wood shingles;
  • Wood-look siding or shakes (including cement fiber board, etc.).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180986

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to 25% of the total project cost, to a maximum of $10,000, is eligible for funding under this program.

Term of Contract:

Approved projects must be completed and final reporting must be submitted by October 31 annually (unless an extension is granted).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Vitalization Grant was established to offer local businesses and organizations additional financial support to enhance the exterior appearance of their business or property.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted in person at the Town Office, by email, or by mail (attn: Planning Department) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021 to be considered for funding this year.

Application forms can be picked up from the Planning and Development Department at the Town Administration Office or downloaded from the URL for Full Text, below.

If you would like to discuss your proposal prior to submitting your application, feel free to contact the Planning and Development Department.

All applications will be reviewed by Town Council.

Grant funds will be distributed once the project is complete and a final inspection by the Planning and Development Department has been completed.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit application in person, via email, or by mail to:
Town of Whitecourt - Planning and Development
5004 - 52 Avenue, Box 509
Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N6
Email: Fax: 780.778.4166

Grant Coverage Areas:

Business/organization must be located within the downtown core of Whitecourt or along the Highway 43 corridor. See map at

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;

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