Economic Recovery Program
The Economic Recovery Program has been developed to support businesses in the creation of employment and recovery activities in the wake of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Phase One of the program was launched in Summer 2020 and includes the Beautification and Patio Grant and the Local Marketing Grant.
In 2021, Grande Prairie City Council approved three new initiatives to support businesses. These include the Barrier-Free Grant to improve accessibility to buildings and properties around the city, the Training Grant to support local organizations’ participation in education and training initiatives and a fee waiver for drinking establishments to apply to allow all-ages during the day.
Change of Use Fee Waiver
A fee waiver for drinking establishments seeking to allow minors during the day is available. The fee waiver reduces costs for businesses diversifying their operations. The waiver may be applied retroactively as a reimbursement of fees for applications received after October 5, 2020. Download the Change of Use Fee Waiver Application Form
Downtown Incentives Program
The Downtown Incentives Program is designed to strengthen our core and increase vibrancy in the city centre. The program encourages businesses and property owners within the Downtown Incentives Program Boundary to invest in higher density residential development, building, patio and façade improvements.
The program is currently accepting applications for all grants, with expanded eligibility for Façade Improvements.