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Alberta Grant Gazette│April 1 of 2 (April 5)

Alberta Grant Gazette April 1 Of 2

“Success means being very patient, but aggressive when it’s time.” – Charlie Munger

Budget Season

Hi Everyone,

The government fiscal year (federal and provincial) runs from April 1 to March 31.

Do you know what that means? It’s grant season.

See below.

Have a great week!

David Kincade, MA Ask Dave a Question

1. Agriculture

Call for Proposals through Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR): AFC Call for Proposals – Deadline: April 9, 2021; Poultry Innovation Partnership (PIP Fund) – Deadline: Apr 12, 2021 and Accelerating Agricultural Innovations – Deadline: April 15, 2021. https://rdar.ca/get-funding/

Protein Industries Canada’s $4 million specific call is for projects in the following areas: Skills, Talent and Access to Labour; Infrastructure; Access to Capital; and Global Brand. Deadline: April 15, 2021. https://www.proteinindustriescanada.ca/news/protein-industries-canada-launches-new-call-for-capacity-building-projects

Mandatory isolation support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWs) is extended until April 21, 2021. https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/mandatory-isolation-support-for-temporary-foreign-workers-program/?id=1588186409721

Propose a solution to Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as they seek a tool detecting granulomatous lesions in specific lymph nodes of cattle slaughtered in federally inspected abattoirs. Deadline: May 4, 2021. https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/00132.html

Alberta Yield: Ag and Food Tech Advisory Program helps company leaders with customer development, market validation, increasing sales, refining business models, and improving investor readiness. Deadline for Cohort-Based Stream: May 16, 2021. https://www.tecedmonton.com/what-we-offer/programs-and-accelerators/alberta-yield/

Check-out the important changes to AgriStability. Deadline for producers to enroll in the 2021 program year is extended to June 30, 2021. https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/agristability/?id=1291990433266

Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives Program supports the development and enhancement of sustainable certification or assurance systems. Deadline: Ongoing. https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/program/PUBLIC_ASSURANCE

2. Arts and Culture

The Foreign Artist Tours component of Arts Across Canada supports Canadian not-for-profit arts organizations to circulate exhibitions or tour artists from around the world. Deadline: April 28, 2021. https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/arts-across-canada/foreign-artist-tours

Project and Composite Grants under the Sector Innovation and Development 1) Supporting Artistic Practice grant: https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/supporting-artistic-practice/sector-innovation-and-development 2) Literary Publishing Projects component of Supporting Artistic Practice grant. https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/supporting-artistic-practice/literary-publishing-projects. Deadlines: May 5, 2021.

Alberta Culture Days funding assistance is designed to support Alberta Culture Days activities, events and promotions that engage public participation and inspire future involvement. Deadline: May 7, 2021. https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-culture-days-grant.aspx

The Arts Building Operating grant will invest in a portion of the costs associated with maintaining clean, well-lit, heated and secure arts facilities that are regularly accessible by the public. Deadline: June 1, 2021. https://grants.edmontonarts.ca/eac_grants_-_grants_for_arts_&_festival_organizations/arts_building/

Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives provides one-time project funding to individual artists and artist collectives who pursue a professional practice. Deadline: June 14, 2021. https://calgaryartsdevelopment.com/programs/project-grant-program-individuals-collectives/

Film and Television Tax Credit supports medium and large-scale productions filming in Alberta. Deadline: Ongoing. https://www.alberta.ca/film-television-tax-credit.aspx

3. Employment | Varies

The INOVAIT network is launching the Spring 2021 round of funding for collaborative research and development projects with up to $125,000. Deadline: April 15, 2021. https://inovait.ca/

Startup TNT will invest $150,000 into a local startup and will also train new investors to become confident entrepreneurs. Deadline: Apply before April 20, 2021. https://www.startuptnt.com/

The Driving Back to Work grant program will cover up to 90 per cent of the cost of Mandatory Entry-Level Training to help eligible unemployed Albertans get their Class 1 commercial truck driver’s license and pursue careers as professional truck drivers. Learn more: https://www.alberta.ca/driving-back-to-work-grant-program-overview.aspx

The 50 – 30 Challenge program aims to challenge Canadian organizations to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace. Deadline: Ongoing. https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/07706.html

4. Environment/CleanTech

The Clean Transportation System – Research and Development (CTS-RD) Program is now OPEN. Applications must be received no later than April 15, 2021. https://tc.canada.ca/en/programs/clean-transportation-system-research-development-program

Alberta Ecotrust Environmental Grant Program: Major Projects Letter of Intent Deadline: March 12, 2021; Community Grants Application Deadline: April 23, 2021. https://albertaecotrust.com/what-we-do/environmental-grants/

Up to $1 million is available per successful applicant through CRIN’s Digital Oil & Gas Technology Competition. Competition details and application processes will be available on the MaRS website May 19, 2021. https://cleanresourceinnovation.com/competitions/digital-oil-and-gas-technology-competition?lang=en

Up to $50 million is now available through the Reducing Environmental Footprint technology competition offered by CRIN. Deadline: May 20, 2021. https://eralberta.ca/funding-technology/reducing-environmental-footprint-technology-competition-up-to-50m-in-funding-now-available/

The Growing Canada’s Forests (GCF) program is accepting Requests for Information (RFI) to identify and determine how organizations can implement or contribute to large-scale single or multi-year tree planting projects. Deadline: May 27, 2021. https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/funding-partnerships/funding-opportunities/forest-sector-funding-programs/growing-canadas-forests-program/gcf-program-future-participants/23313

Up to $10 million is available per successful applicant through the Low Emission Fuels and Products’ technology competition. Expression of interest and applications until June 9, 2021 with contracting and awards in December 2021 – January 2022. https://cleanresourceinnovation.com/competitions/low-emission-fuels-and-products-technology-competition?lang=en

Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program supports electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment in parking areas intended for public use. Deadline: June 22, 2021. https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/transportation-alternative-fuels/zero-emission-vehicle-infrastructure-program/21876

The Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge (‘CFGC’) is a $15 million three-phase competition with the objective of accelerating the development of large-scale production pathways for short and continuous carbon fibre. Phase II – Scaling: July 2021 – December 2022. https://albertainnovates.ca/programs/carbon-fibre-grand-challenge/

$55 million in funding for Alberta business to improve efficiency and reduce emissions. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis: https://eralberta.ca/energy-savings-for-business/

5. Export

Going Global Innovation (GGI) offers funding to support innovators from Canadian organizations to formalize contractual agreements with foreign organizations. Contact GGI Team for application guides and additional information. https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/canadexport/0003487.aspx?lang=eng

CanExport Innovation is still accepting new applications. Access up to $75,000 in funding to assist with research and development (R&D) for a single technology. https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/canexport/innovation/index.aspx?lang=eng

EUREKA provides Canadian innovators with a new advantage in accessing technology, expertise, and markets in Europe and beyond. More information here: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/eureka

6. Indigenous

Application period for the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Quality Improvement Projects has been extended until April 14, 2021. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/indigenous-early-learning-child-care-quality-improvement.html

The Original Peoples Investment Program (OPIP) supports the preservation and revitalization of First Nations/Métis/Inuit (FNMI) art through art-based projects. Deadline: April 19, 2021. https://calgaryartsdevelopment.com/programs/original-peoples-investment-program/

Apply for funding for wildland fire prevention and preparedness initiatives in First Nations communities through FireSmart.  Deadline: Ongoing. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1565705092824/1565705114188

The First Nation Infrastructure Fund (FNIF)  helps First Nation communities improve and increase public infrastructure. Deadline: Fall of each year. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100010656/1533645154710

7. Municipalities

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Large Stream. The CFEP Large Funding Stream is administered on a yearly basis, and it will now have an annual intake of June 15. Financial assistance to purchase, build, renovate, or upgrade public-use community facilities. https://www.alberta.ca/community-facility-enhancement-program.aspx#toc-3

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19. Application portal will reopen on May 14, 2021 for Round 2 and applications must be submitted by June 25, 2021. https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/chci/

The City’s 2021 Edmonton Economic Incentive Construction Grant incentivizes and stimulates high-impact private construction projects in the Centre City area. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until the end of this year. https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/funding_grants/private-construction-projects-economic-incentive-grant.aspx

Receive funding to install solar PV on municipal facilities or land to save on energy costs and reduce your environmental impact through Alberta Municipal Solar Program. Application is first-come, first-serve until April 30, 2022. https://mccac.ca/programs/alberta-municipal-solar-program/?mc_cid=7854c79ac7&mc_eid=09ee11928a

Infrastructure Canada will be providing up to $1.5 billion in federal funding for community buildings. The program is still in development and is not accepting funding applications at this time. Stay tuned. https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gicb-bcvi/index-eng.html#1

8. Non-Profit

Eligible non-profit organizations in Western Canada or the Territories can apply for up to $1.4 million for a period of 3 years under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative. Deadline: April 7, 2021. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/supporting-black-communities-western-intermediary.html

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is open for submissions! The Prize’s US$3 million fund rewards winners US$600,000 in each category. Deadline: May 6, 2021. https://zayedsustainabilityprize.com/en

Application for Suncor’s Driving Innovation and Reducing Barriers program is now open until May 7, 2021. https://www.suncor.com/en-CA/community-investment

Community Facility Enhancement Program – Small Funding Stream provides financial  assistance to purchase, build, renovate, or upgrade public-use community facilities. Deadline: May 15, 2021. https://www.alberta.ca/community-facility-enhancement-program.aspx

CIP Operating grant – https://www.alberta.ca/cip-operating-grant.aspx and CIP Project-Based grant – https://www.alberta.ca/cip-project-based-grant.aspx provides up to $75,000 funding. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19. Application portal will reopen on May 14, 2021 for Round 2. Deadline: June 25, 2021.  https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/chci/

Project Accelerator grants are designed to support individuals and organizations undertaking small scale heritage projects that tell Edmonton stories in unique or innovative ways. Deadlines: June 4, 2021, October 1, 2021.  https://edmontonheritage.ca/grants/project-accelerator-grant/

9. Post Secondary | Varies

The INOVAIT network is launching the Spring 2021 round of funding for collaborative research and development projects with up to $125,000. Deadline: April 15, 2021. https://inovait.ca/

Activated by Innovate Calgary, the university’s knowledge transfer and business incubator, UCEED serves to support the robust pipeline of UCalgary-based child and health enterprises. Deadline: May 17, 2021https://www.ucalgary.ca/uceed/funds-and-programs/uceed-health-funds

Partnership Engage Grants, valued at $7,000 to $25,000, provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities. Deadline: June 15, 2021. https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_engage_grants-subventions_d_engagement_partenarial-eng.aspx

Check out the updates to information for John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Funding helps institutions to recruit and retain outstanding researchers, acquire the tools that enable the innovative work of leading researchers and offer research support that, when combined with research support from our partner organizations, is highly competitive. Funding stream deadline: June 15, 2021. https://www.innovation.ca/awards/john-r-evans-leaders-fund

10. Technology | Varies

TECTERRA’S BUILD program provides funding for Alberta start ups, small or medium sized companies working on innovative geospatial technology products. Application deadline: April 13, 2021. Apply now! https://tecterra.com/programs/build/

Alberta Innovates will contribute up to $300,000 CAD to support approved projects under the following programs: Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate Program:  https://albertainnovates.ca/programs/accelerating-innovations-into-care-aice-validate-program/ and ImplementAB.digH: https://albertainnovates.ca/programs/implementab-digh/ Intake for both programs will reopen in Spring, 2021

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is open for submissions! The Prize’s US$3 million fund rewards winners US$600,000 in each category. Deadline: May 6, 2021. https://zayedsustainabilityprize.com/en

Calling all innovators! Inventures 2021 Startup Pitch Event is now accepting applications until May 14, 2021. Have a chance to win $10, 000. https://inventurescanada.com/pitch-events/

The NATO Innovation Challenge is seeking innovative solutions to improve the Space Domain Awareness. Register before May 22, 2021. Abstract submissions due May 23, 2021. https://www.innovationhub-act.org/challenge-intro

SDTC provides funding to promising clean technology development and demonstration projects that are part of start-ups or scale-ups. Deadline: Ongoing.  https://www.sdtc.ca/en/cleantech-fund/

Internet of Things: Quantum Sensors Challenge program. The program is currently engaging with stakeholders on its areas of focus and is scheduled to begin implementation in the spring of 2021. https://nrc.canada.ca/en/research-development/research-collaboration/programs/internet-things-quantum-sensors-challenge-program

11. Grant Events

Join global leaders, investors, innovators, and policymakers at the GLOBE Capital 2021, a marquee event for scaling the clean economy. Date: April 13-15, 2021. https://capital.globeseries.com/

Webinar for Integrating Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Prediction & Treatment Planning. Date: April 15, 2021. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yC1oEWkLQ8Wl1_HcE7MJOA

26th Annual Virtual GROWER DAY (virtual): Meet with experts and growers from across the country, and discuss the latest in research, technology and production practices. Dates: April 14 & June 22, 2021. https://pheedloop.com/GrowerDay/site/

Smart Energy Event 2021. Date: April 20 – 22, 2021. https://cleanresourceinnovation.com/network-events/smart-energy-event-2021

Low Emission Fuels & Products Technology Competition – Information Webinar. Date: Apr 21, 2021. https://foresightcac.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TIo7GfbzR0OA58e7A5IWHA

Join the Green Building Technology Showcase and pitch your product or technology that can reduce building energy use or GHG emissions. Date: April 22, 2021. https://www.ssria.ca/gbt-pitch

Webinar for Applying Data Science in Healthcare. Date: April 22, 2021. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mQR12AEFRkWpTvOmy6FIiQ

Join Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Senior Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab for a presentation and discussion on the Canadian plant-based food market. Date: April 28, 2021. https://www.proteinindustriescanada.ca/events/the-canadian-plant-based-food-market-a-webinar-with-dr-sylvain-charlebois

9th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention “Digital Edition”. Date: June 20-24, 2021. https://hyfcell.com/

IEEE ICAS 2021, a virtual conference, will be a premier international forum for presenting the technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Autonomous Systems (AS). Date: August 11-13, 2021. https://2021.ieee-icas.org/

Connect with entrepreneurs, startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking partners, advisors and capital in Inventures 2021. Date: September 22-24, 2021. https://inventurescanada.com/

Canadian Greenhouse Conference to remain virtual this fall. https://www.greenhousecanada.com/canadian-greenhouse-conference-to-remain-virtual-this-fall

12. Business Award Deadlines

Synergy Awards for Innovation recognize examples of collaboration that stand as models of effective partnership between industry and colleges or universities. Deadline: April 15, 2021. https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Synergy-Synergie/Index-Index_eng.asp

EY Canada Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Nominations is now open. Deadline: April 16, 2021. https://www.ey.com/en_ca/entrepreneur-of-the-year-canada

The Alberta Community Justice Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to preventing crime in our communities. Deadline: April 16, 2021. https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-community-justice-awards.aspx

The World Food Prize nomination is now open. Deadline: May 1, 2021. https://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=87515&audienceID=1

Nominations are open for Grower of the Year award:  https://www.greenhousecanada.com/goty/ and Canada’s top 4 greenhouse achievers under 40. https://www.greenhousecanada.com/top4under40/. Deadline to these awards: May 14, 2021.

Walter F. Snyder Award for Achievement in Attaining Environmental Quality. Deadline: May 15, 2021. https://www.nsf.org/about-nsf/annual-awards/snyder-award

The Food Industry Association of Canada Welcoming Nominations for 2021 Golden Pencil Awards. Deadline: May 22, 2021. http://www.goldenpencilaward.com/

The International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. Deadline: May 31, 2021. https://www.thegreenorganisation.info/

The John and Alice Tyler Prize nominations will open May 12, 2021 for the 2022 Nomination Cycle. https://tylerprize.org/nominate/

Nominate a bridge builder for the Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations. Submission deadline: May 31, 2021. https://www.ccab.com/awards/award-for-excellence-in-aboriginal-relations/

13. Government Update

Budget 2021 spends $3 billion over three years to extend the life of key provincial infrastructure and protect livelihoods across Alberta. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=7771088BB5897-0515-7F23-433B0CADC2A0433A

CentricEngine Inc. in partnership with Farm Management Canada, is undertaking an important and timely research to support women involved in farming. https://fmc-gac.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-Research-Proposal-Understanding-the-Experience-of-Farm-Women.pdf

The governments of Alberta and Canada are funding four housing projects designed, delivered and owned by Indigenous Peoples. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=7773259958809-BE79-34EC-EC93751F3A76D7E1

A $50-million commitment from Alberta’s government will modernize and improve rural health facilities across the province to ensure all Albertans have access to top-quality health services. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=777418CEF009F-E9FE-6A81-422B40843AE7BFE5

Alberta government is providing $750,000 over two years to the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=777428D6EAD8A-ED93-180A-8D68714B535E9C20

Federal funding allocated to help farmers utilize biogas. https://www.greenhousecanada.com/federal-funding-allocated-to-help-farmers-utilize-biogas

Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests US$15 million to grow Alberta tech companies. https://www.alberta-enterprise.ca/alberta-enterprise-corporation-invests-us15-million-to-grow-alberta-tech-companies/

Budget 2021 provides an additional $5 million to help train commercial Class 1 drivers and protect livelihoods. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=77782C0DF2CD3-03BC-EFB3-111796C364EC65EA

Canada’s Prairie provinces are pursuing equitable, timely and predictable business risk management (BRM) programs for producers. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=77799308B17F8-065E-9D73-B6E08AD97CA91399

Expanding child care options for working parents. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=777972B0300BB-DE7A-D0F0-E9FA4D346D52969E

A new approach to rent assistance will help more Albertans, including working families and those most in need. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=7781054A2727C-AF11-187D-545B195081517300

A $33-million one-time commitment from Budget 2021 will drive down wait times for Albertans needing non-emergency CT scans and MRIs in public hospitals. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=7781156FE3C91-D403-3384-D0DCC507ACAFD795

Alberta’s government increased its supports to Film and Television industry by adding an additional $19.5 million for a total budget of $50 million in 2021-22. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=778135B52DB3E-D51D-71D4-78E198FBCDCCDF1B

$6M for medical students to work in rural Alberta. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=77815649B357F-A18F-A0CE-9BBB02E9F59BB052

The federal government is providing $27.7 million to Phase 2 of the Highway 19 twinning project. https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=77831FA5F1DAB-9060-FF4C-172CD0ABE6FCAB18

Quantiam Technologies bolsters business model to support technology with help from ERA. https://eralberta.ca/story/quantiam-bolsters-business-model-to-support-technology/

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