Funding and Development Opportunities

Mountain View County Grants and Funding

Province of Alberta Small Business Resources/ Funding Opportunities

Government of Canada Business Grants and Financing  

The following are up-to-date opportunities available for local businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and other interested parties. If you need further information on any of the below, please contact Economic Development for assistance by email at:

      1. Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) Grant Program – FREE informational webinar on May 15 at 1:30 PM (Register HERE)
        Join the Workforce Consultant team to learn how the LMP can enhance workplace development and labour market adjustment strategies through community partnerships. See Program Guidelines

      2. SmartMTX – Smart Manufacturing Technology Exposition in Red Deer, May 15 & 16 (see attached posters)
        A jam-packed 2-days with multiple conferences and outstanding speakers. See event schedule HERE

      3. Creating Connections – May 15, Noon – 3 PM
        Hosted by Co-operatives First, this FREE online workshop is designed for economic and business development professionals and explores how Co-ops can support community or regional economic development strategies.

      4. Government of Alberta - Alberta Export and Expansion Program: Now Open
        Funding to help export-ready companies and non-profit organizations enhance access to international markets and attract global buyers.

      5. Municipal Dashboards: provincial and community data, as well as municipal and financial indicators that are updated daily.

      6. 2024 Central Alberta Business Summit – June 5th at Red Deer Polytechnic
        This full day conference is hosted by the Red Deer District Chamber. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into harnessing AI technologies to drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. Register HERE  

      7. Innovative Uses of the Co-op Model and Rural Economic Development Opportunities in Alberta and Beyond
        A report prepared by the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities.

      8. Business & Blue Jeans – June 12 in Camrose County
        Hosted by Central Alberta Economic Partnership, Camrose County and Cherry Lane, this event features great learning about current and future economic development projects in the County, fantastic networking opportunities and a tour of one of the most technologically advanced dairy farms in Western Canada. Register HERE by June 5 (see attached poster)

      9. News From the Government of Alberta:
        Alberta is Calling Skilled Trades: introduction of a one time $5,000 refundable tax credit
        Auto Insurance Engagement: closes June 26
        Investing in Innovation at Red Deer Polytechnic
        Active Communities Initiative: eligible community groups/non-profits and Indigenous communities invited to submit expression of interest by June 1
        Alberta Drought & Flood Protection Program: applications open to municipalities and Indigenous communities until June 6
        Alberta Newcomer Recognition Awards: nominations open until June 20

      10. Emergency Preparedness
        - Wildfire Business Interruption (BI) Insurance 
        BI coverage is typically an add-on to an existing business property insurance policy. In the event of a business temporarily needing to shut down, BI covers continuing expenses or replaces lost
        profits. More information is available at 2023 Wildfire Season (
        Emergency preparedness, disaster response and public safety: info to keep your family, home and community safe

      11. Rural Community Health Provider Attraction & Retention Conference – October 8-10 in Wainwright
        Hosted by RhPAP, this conference will bring together healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, and community leaders to reflect on the current state of rural healthcare, reimagine innovative solutions, and collectively refocus efforts to shape the next chapter in rural healthcare. Early Bird Registration Pricing Available until July 1!