Alberta First Nations Development Fund 

The First Nations Development Fund (FNDF) Grant Program is an Alberta government lottery grant program available exclusively to First Nations in Alberta.  It is supported by a portion of revenues from government-owned slot machines located in First Nations casinos in Alberta.   First Nations in Alberta may apply to the FNDF Grant Program for social, economic and community development projects. 


The FNDF is part of the Alberta government’s First Nations Gaming Policy (   Both the Policy and the FNDF are the result of a strong collaborative process, having been negotiated and approved jointly by First Nations and the Government of Alberta. The Ministry of Intergovernmental, International and Aboriginal Relations has been administering the FNDF Grant Program since 2008.   Since it began, FNDF has paid out over $379 million in grant funding to over 800 projects with the First Nations in Alberta.


For more information contact Peter Crossen, Director at (780) 415-6142 or by email at




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