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New Provincial Funding Program Announced

September 30, 2016

The first intake for on-line applications to the Community and Regional Economic Support Program (CARES) under Alberta Economic Development and Trade, Alberta Jobs Plan, begins Saturday, October 1 and ends Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  CARES funds initiatives that enhance local economic conditions, leverage regional economic development resources, and build capacity – local and regional – for sustainable economic development delivery.

Your municipality is encouraged to consider how this program might bring optimal benefits to your community or region, on your own or through collaboration with other municipal partners, Metis settlements and First Nations, and/or incorporated not-for-profit economic development organizations/associations.

Details, Program Guidelines and Application Forms are available:  http://www.alberta.ca/community-regional-economic-support-program.aspx

Clarification and application support are available from cares.program@gov.ab.ca, or the regional offices of Alberta Economic Development and Trade in Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Red Deer.

Download the CARES Program Information Summary here.