A few Foothills non-profits are among those receiving millions of dollars in provincial funding for building and renovation.

The Government of Alberta's Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) is providing over $42 million to non-profits for facility enhancements and upgrades.

In a media conference, Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women, Tanya Fir, spoke about the importance of these facilities.

"Investing in the heartbeat of our communities is fundamental to building a stronger Alberta, and through community grant programs, we emphasize our commitment to bolstering ALberta's non-profit sector. Non-profits hold a pivotal role in elevating community spaces and bringing Albetans together to make meaningful connections with their communities, learn new skills, and participate in local activities."

She says these investments will also foster economic growth through the work created through these projects.

A few Okotoks non-profits are among those to receive grant funding for the 2023-2024 fiscal year:

Foothills Country Hospice Society: $780,582 for facility construction
Foothills Dawgs Baseball Club: $1,000,000 for a facility upgrade at Seaman Stadium
Rotary Club of Okotoks: $53,994 for a playground redevelopment at Bill Robertson Park

Other grants in and around Foothills County include:

Town of Diamond Valley Library Board: $48,807 for a facility upgrade at the Sheep River Library
The Lake at Heritage Pointe Owners Association: $125,000 for a playground redevelopment 
Claresholm Child Care Society: $30,489 for a playground redevelopment at the Claresholm Child Care Society
Claresholm Community Centre Association: $125,000 for a facility upgrade at Heritage Isle Park
Claresholm Skatepark Association: $255,116 for a park development at the Claresholm Skate Park
Willow Creek Agricultural Society: $533,572 for facility construction at the Claresholm Agriplex
Vulcan Bodyworks Fitness Club: $18,767 for a facility upgrade at the Vulcan Bodyworks Fitness Club
Society For Taber Arts & Recreation: $535,279 for a facility restoration at the STAR Theatre & Recreation Centre

The full list of approved applicants can be seen on the province's website.