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Alberta Grant Gazette│April 2 of 2 – April 18

Alberta Grant Gazette April 2 of 2

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” — Oprah Winfrey


A number of grant deadlines, grant events, and business awards are below.
Keep the passion up. Have an awesome week!
David Kincade, MA Ask Dave a Question

1. Agriculture

On-Farm Value-added Program: the program is now accepting applications until May 24, 2022.

Value Added program: the program is now accepting applications until May 24, 2022.

Agricultural Climate Solutions On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF): provide financial support to producers to accelerate their adoption and implementation of on-farm beneficial management practices (BMPs).

Wild Boar Control Program: The Alberta government has developed this program as part of the effort to mitigate the spread of wild boar at large.

AgriRisk Initiatives (ARI): funding is approximately $55 million over five years, with the program ending March 31, 2023.

AgriCompetitiveness Program  assists industry-led efforts to provide producers with information needed to build capacity and support the sector’s development.

2. Arts and Culture

The Foreign Artist Tours component of Arts Across Canada: up to $75, 000 grant available. Deadline: April 27, 2022.

Artists and Education Funding: supports Alberta schools by subsidizing fees of professional Alberta artists. Deadline: May 2, 2022.

Alberta Culture Days Grant is now open. Email your completed application by May 12. Learn more.

Equity and Access in the Arts: A combined total of up to $500,000 will be allocated to the three Streams in this program. Deadline: June 1, 2022.

Professional Development for Artists component of Explore and Create: up to $10 000 funding available. Next cut-off date: June 1, 2022.

Summer School Project Funding: up to 40% of eligible expenses will be funded. Deadline: July 15, 2022.


The Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP) has been extended to May 7, 2022.

U.S. Mission to Canada Funding Opportunities: Combatting COVID-19 Grant Program with up to $100,00 grant available. Deadline: July 6, 2022.

Restrictions Exemption Program – Safety training: provide $1 million in grant funding to support Alberta workers.

Work-Sharing Program: special measures for employers affected by the downturn in business related to COVID-19 effective March 15, 2020 to September 24, 2022.

COVID-19 wage and hiring support for businesses: enable you to re-hire workers, help prevent further job losses, and ease your business back into normal operations.

COVID-19 rent and property expense support for businesses: you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of your commercial rent or property expenses.

Indigenous Community Business Fund: access funding to support their community-owned businesses whose revenues have been affected by COVID-19.

The Digital Economy Program helps small businesses take their businesses online.

Stay tuned to the third intake of the Alberta Jobs Now program: up to $370 million funding assistance. 

4. Employment | Varies

Commercialization Associates: up to $105,000 per year for level 3 option.

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French (YCWBCEF) is an internship program for unemployed or underemployed post-secondary graduates.

Looking to scale-up? The Growth Catalyst program sparks the creation and sets the foundation for executing a growth strategy by CEOs and their senior leadership teams.

The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) is a $700-million federal program to support regional job creation and position local economies for long-term growth.

Youth Employment Program funds up to $30,000 wages per employee.

Learn about and apply to  Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) funding programs. Click here.

5. Environment/CleanTech

Climate Innovation Fund: You can request up to $100,000 in funding for projects that address one of four focus areas including Building Better/Retrofitting Wiser. Deadline: April 22, 2022.

Small Producers Energy Efficiency Deployment (SPEED) gives companies quick access to incentives up to $1 million per parent company for cost-effective energy and cost-saving technologies. Deadline: May 9, 2022.

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is committing $50 million through its new Circular Economy Challenge to accelerate the province’s transition towards a low-emissions economy. Deadline: May 26, 2022.

Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE): Project funding can be up to but not exceed $350,000.

Projects funded through Alberta Innovates’ Clean Resources business unit fall under one of five streams. Learn more here.

6. Export

Canada – Israel 2022-23 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals. Registration Deadline:  May 6, 2022.

Startup Global: Pitch to win cash and fund the business of your dreams. Total prize pool of $75k.

Export Readiness – Micro Vouchers: with up to $20,000 funding to build and develop a strategic approach for expansion globally. Set to end on May 1, 2023 or when all funds are disbursed.

CanExport Innovation is now accepting applications for projects starting next fiscal year (2022-23). Up to $75,000 in funding available.

7. Indigenous

Funding Indigenous Resurgence in Edmonton (FIRE): up to up to $10,000 funding. Deadline: April 15, 2022.

Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneur Program focuses on building the capacity of AFIs and developing tools, resources, and supports for Indigenous women to build or grow their businesses. Learn more.

Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program: provides grants to Inuit individuals and Inuit cultural education centres to develop and promote Inuit cultural heritage. Deadline: May 6, 2022.

In partnership with Community Futures Treaty Seven (CFT7), Aboriginal Futures offers a Wage Subsidy program. Learn more here.

The Health Services Integration Fund (HSIF) is an initiative supporting collaborative planning and multi-year projects aimed at better meeting the health-care needs of First Nations and Inuit.

The Reserve Land and Environmental Management Program provides funding to First Nations to develop capacity to manage reserve land, resources and environment.

8. Municipalities

Recreation Energy Conservation Program: Municipalities and community-related organizations are able to access up to $750,000 for all projects.

The Northern Access Round is now officially open!  $80M in funding available. Deadline: June 23, 2022.

Pilot project: Local home-energy upgrade financing program provides up to $500,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible costs.

Study: Retrofit of municipal facilities: Up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $175,000.

Community building recommissioning grant: Grant for a maximum of $55,000 to cover up to 60% of eligible costs. Applications are accepted year-round.

9. Non-Profit

Canadian Women’s Foundation – Investment Readiness Program: request up to $75,000 funding. Deadline: April 27, 2022.

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based grant stream provides assistance to enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by . Next Deadline: May 15, 2022.

First responders’ mental health grants: There is up to $1.5 million available for this grant program in 2022-23. Deadline: June 13, 2022.

The Northern Access Round: $80M in funding available. Deadline: June 23, 2022.

The CFEP Large Funding stream is for projects requesting over $125,001 and up to $1 million. annual intake of June 15.

Donation Fund Program matching campaign maximum matching funding per eligible organization is $10,000.Deadline: August 30, 2022.

10. Post Secondary | Varies

Supporting STEM learning opportunities for women: Alberta’s government is investing $1 million in these bursary programs.

Collaborative Research and Training Experience program: maximum funding of $1.65M over six years. Deadline LoI: May 1, 2022.

Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships: Up to $250,000 total grant for Early-stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and engineering. Deadline: June 7.

Partnership Engage Grants: up to  $25,000 grants to provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities. Next deadline: June 15.

Alliance International Quantum grants: Up to $25,000 for one year. Next deadline: June 15, 2022.

The Northern Access Round is now officially open!  $80M in funding available. Deadline: June 23, 2022.

11. Technology | Varies

NATO Innovation Challenge: with $8,500 in monetary prize. Registration is until May 27.

Oil Spill Response Challenge: $2 million Grand Prize will be given to the team with the best demonstrated technology. Deadline: June 1, 2022.

Zayed Sustainability Prize: apply to the US$3 million Prize with each winner in the Health, Food, Energy, and Water categories eligible to receive USD 600,000. Deadline: July 6, 2022.

Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF): with up to $100M total fund. Learn more.

Alberta Digital Traction Pilot Program is now open. up to $50,000 for small-and medium-sized Alberta enterprises (SMEs).

Alberta Technology and Innovation Strategy: Strengthening Alberta’s technology and innovation sector, helping to create jobs and diversify the economy. Learn more.

12. Grant Events

SIAL Inspire Food Business: Food Innovation Trade Show. Date: April 20 -22.

Join Solar Alberta and Passive House Alberta at SAIT for a FREE in-person networking event with a tradeshow on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Platform Calgary: Investment Readiness Series. Deadline: Application deadline: April 24, 2022.

Webinar: “The changing face of agri-food marketing – 2022 and beyond”. Date: April 27, 2022.

Join us at the fourth annual NORTH51 Conference. Date: MAY 4 – 6, 2022.

Join us for the ERA Research in Action webinar, designed to bring together representatives to explore how current challenges can be addressed through emerging innovation. Date: May 10, 2022.

How Design Live. Registration is now open! Date: May 22-24, 2022.

Inventure$: Fearless for the Future. Date: June 1-3, 2022.

Accelerate from Anywhere (AfA): With multiple cohorts running from Fall 2021 to Summer 2022, discover the programs offered.

Plant Forward: the first Canada-led international conference on accelerating the growth of the plant-based food and ingredients ecosystem. Date: November 1-2, 2022.

Farm Management Canada: Risk Management Training- Roots to Success. Check the workshop series schedule here.

Attend the SXSW 2022. Learn more here.

Check here the schedule of Risk Management Training: Roots to Success Workshop Series.

Trade Accelerator Program: Sign up now to secure your spot and get ready to expand your business.

Check out these upcoming events and webinars to learn from local experts, hear from Alberta’s small business owners.

13. Business Award Deadlines

NSERC- Synergy Awards for Innovation. Deadline: April 19, 2022.

Nominate someone for the 60+ Achievement Awards. Nominations submitted after May 1 will be held for the following year.

Nominations are now open to recognize the dedicated and energetic efforts of Albertans who serve seniors with a 2022 Minister’s Seniors Service Award. Deadline: May 2, 2022.

Nominations are now open for Greenhouse Canada’s Top 4 Under 40 awards. Deadline:  May 13, 2022.

Walter F. Snyder Award. Deadline: May 14, 2022.

Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Alberta Heritage Awards. Deadline: June 1, 2022.

Canadian HR Awards. Deadline: Nominations will open on April 11, 2022 until June 3, 2022.

Order of Canada. Deadline: July 1, 2022.

Zayed Sustainability Prize Opens Submissions for 2023 Cycle. Deadline: July 6, 2022.

14. Government Update

Alberta’s government is providing a total of $79 million for the new La Crete Maternity and Community Health Centre, including $46 million in support over three years from Budget 2022.

Alberta’s government has developed the Wild Boar Control Program to eliminate the destructive pest’s threat to crops, livestock and the environment.

The government will provide $10.4 million to continuing care operators to offset one-quarter of this year’s increase in long-term care and designated supportive living.

Energy Minister Sonya Savage’s statement on updated timelines for the Site Rehabilitation Program.

Budget 2022 includes an additional $6 million for the Civil Society Fund: helping vulnerable Albertans and contributing to the province’s social and economic recovery.

Be Part of the National Action Plan on Combatting Hate.

Twenty non-profit community groups in communities across Alberta have received a Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant.

Budget 2022 allocates $73 million in new funding over three years for the Alberta Technology and Innovation Strategy.

Government of Canada announces changes to the Advance Payments Program to support farmers ahead of planting season.

More than $46 million in grants to support colleges as they help local and regional businesses seize new technological opportunities.

Alberta’s government has released its strategy to strengthen the technology and innovation sector, create jobs and diversify the economy.

Alberta is committing $79.5 million, which is being matched by the federal government, for a total of almost $159 million to support 26 Alberta municipalities.

The federal government prioritized the transition to a low-carbon economy in Budget 2022 with support for initiatives that help drive the energy sector’s path to net zero.

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