Non-profits and community groups will be sharpening their pencils to get their Community Facility Enhancement Program applications ready.

The Alberta government has put out the call for community projects like community halls, parks and playgrounds and pools and rinks.

The Province intends on doling out $38.5-million in 2022-23 to upgrade or build public-use facilities.

The money comes in the form of matching grants to help non-profits leverage other contributions to get projects completed.

“Non-profit organizations are stewards of many public facilities that are essential to healthy, vibrant communities across Alberta. The Community Facility Enhancement Program is helping non-profits extend the life span of public facilities and creating more spaces where people can connect and improve their overall well-being. These projects are also creating jobs and local revenue in communities across Alberta," Minister of Culture Ron Orr said in a statement.

The deadline for the next phase of small grants is May 15 and the deadline to apply in the large funding stream is June 15.

Among the groups to receive funding last year were the Okotoks Arts Council, Okotoks Film Society, High River's Windmill Theatre Players, Handibus and Legion and in Black Diamond BGC Foothills, formerly known as the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills.