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Call for Funding Proposals


The City of Calgary partners with local non-profit organizations to deliver preventative social service programs to Calgarians. These partnerships contribute to our overall quality of life and strengthen the non-profit sector.

Crime Prevention Investment Plan

The Crime Prevention Investment Plan (CPIP) supports social development projects that seek to influence the root social and economic causes of crime. CPIP focuses on mitigating risk factors and bolstering protective factors. The long-term goal of CPIP is to reduce criminal offending or re-offending and enhance the well-being of individuals.

CPIP funding is divided into three focus areas:

  • Early identification - Projects targeted towards people most at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity.
  • Prevention of reoffending - Projects targeted towards individuals who have already committed a crime, seeking to decrease the likelihood of escalation or re-occurrence.
  • Indigenous projects - Projects that align with one of the other focus areas and specifically work with individuals and incorporate the concepts of Siim ohksin: Wahkotiwin.

For 2019, $676,000 is available for crime prevention projects through the Crime Prevention Investment Plan. Organizations interested in accessing these funds must submit a letter of intent to by August 24 by 4:00 p.m. (MST).

How can I apply for 2019 Crime Prevention Investment Plan funds?

  1. Review the CPIP webpage and research briefs:

  2. Ensure your organization meets the following requirements

    CPIP funding is open to not-for-profit voluntary organizations registered under the Companies Act, RSA 2000, cC-21, the Societies Act, RSA 2000, cS-14 or the Business Corporations Act, RSA 2000, cB-9.

    To be considered eligible for funding, the applicant must:

    • Have a solid track record for effective service delivery;
    • Have strong operational capacity, including sound governance, stable financial outlook and the use of evidence-based practices; and
    • Have a strategic or business plan related to the proposed project.

  3. Ensure your proposed project meets the following requirements:

    • Demonstration that the project will address one or more community safety need or gap for individuals living in Calgary;
    • Demonstration that the project will effect positive changes to the risk and protective factors for individuals living in Calgary;
    • Demonstration that the project can divert individuals from further involvement in the justice system;
    • Demonstration that the project uses evidence-based practices;
    • Demonstration of project alignment to the CPIP research brief in project design;
    • Demonstration that a sound evaluation plan is in place to measure the project’s impact; and
    • Demonstration of alignment in theory and practice to Siim ohksin: Wahkotiwin (for projects working with Indigenous people).

  4. Submit a letter of intent

    Organizations interested in receiving CPIP funds must first submit a letter of intent by August 24 by 4:00 p.m. (MST). Letters of intent can be submitted to, and must be limited to 1,500 words.

    Letters should answer the following questions:

    • What is the problem or need your proposed project seeks to address?
    • What strategy will you use to address this problem?
    • Who will directly benefit from the proposed project, and how?
    • How does your proposed project draw on best or promising practices in crime prevention through social development?
    • What would be the measurable impact of the project?
    • What experience does your organization have working with the target population?
    • How much funding will you be requesting for this project?

    Your letter will be reviewed by City administration, and you will receive a response within two weeks. If your request is successful, you will be asked to submit a full application through our Funding Information Management System (FIMS)

  5. Submit a full application and budget

    If your letter of intent demonstrates that your proposed project aligns with CPIP criteria, you will be invited to submit a full application and budget through our Funding Information Management System (FIMS) by September 21, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. (MST).

Deadlines for funding proposals

Letters of intent must be submitted to by August 24th by 4:00 p.m. (MST). If you are invited to submit a full proposal, applications will be due on September 21, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. (MST).

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