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Alberta Grant Gazette│July 2 of 2 – July 19

Alberta Grant Gazette July 2 of 2

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne

Summer and Grants

Hi Everyone,

A number of grant deadlines, grant events, and business awards are below.

A special note for exporters. I recommend this summer you plan your next 12 months of travel. You need this content for your grant applications. Really think through holidays, conferences, and availability. This strategic meeting can take three hours the first time you do it. Once you have the plan, you can peacefully put your grant application together. So often people want an export grant when they are about to travel next week; grants don’t work that way. You can find 100 more grant tips here if you want.

Keep smiling and working hard.

Kind regards,

David Kincade, MA Grant Writer Ask Dave a Question

1. Agriculture

The federal government announced a top-up of $10 million for the Local Food Infrastructure Fund. Applicants may submit a proposal to a maximum ask of $100,000 until August 13, 2021.

The Smart Agriculture and Food Digitalization and Automation Challenge provides support up to a maximum of $500,000 in funding for an individual project. EOI Deadline: August 13, 2021.

The Food Waste Reduction Challenge is currently accepting applications for Streams C and D. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2021.

The Water Program directly supports the enhancement of water management for continued growth and long-term success of the agricultural industry. Continuous intake until CAP expires on March 31, 2023.

The Farm Technology Program supports producers in protecting their business by encouraging the adoption of best management practices in farm technology and security. Deadline: Ongoing.

2. Arts and Culture

The Stabilize Live Music Grant program is an unprecedented contribution to the live music sector that provides up to $25,000. Deadline: August 31, 2021.

ISCP Residency in New York Funding provides up to $15,000 for one three-month residency per year at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

The Cultural Industry Organization Operating Grant provides funding to help cover annual operating expenses for organizations that publish books, magazines or sound recordings. Intake is open from August 1 until September 12.

Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations can apply for a composite request up to a maximum of $300,000 over 3 years through the Concept to Realization component of Explore and Create. Deadline: October 6, 2021.

The Organizational Structural Change (OSC) Grant has a funding envelop of $150, 000 total to help your organization’s transition in the coming years. Deadline: November 30, 2021.

3. Employment | Varies

Work-integrated learning pilot program creates new learning opportunities to help students get the job ready-skills they need while providing employers with access to local talent. Learn more:

Blueprint: Backing BIPOC Businesses, is a mentorship and grant program designed to support the advancement of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) business owners. Recipients will receive a $10,000 CAD grant. Deadline: July 27, 2021.

The Alberta Jobs Now program will provide up to $370 million to help private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get thousands of Albertans back to work. Deadline: First Intake – August 31, 2021; Second Intake- December 31, 2021.

Next 36 can help your business move to the next level. Earn up to $50,000 in seed capital for your venture. Applications for the next cohort open: August 2021.

City of Calgary Reopening Grant is accepting applications for the grant program until August 10, 2021, on a first-come, first-served basis.

4. Environment/CleanTech

The Climate Innovation Fund Grant Program aims to support a broad range of climate-positive interventions. Funding requests may range $10,000 to $50,000. Send your expression of interest until July 31, 2021.

CRIN Digital Oil and Gas Technology Competition is looking to identify breakthrough digital technology solutions in Canada’s oil and gas industry. Up to $1 million in funding per selected solution. Deadline: July 30, 2021.

The Seed Fund supports promising early-stage Canadian entrepreneurs with one-time grants of $50,000 to $100,000 for innovative technological projects with environmental benefits. 2021 Next Seed Fund Round opens on August 30 until September 9.

Clean Fuels Fund will provide the private sector with cost-shared, conditionally repayable funding to build new, or retrofit or expand existing, clean fuel production facilities in Canada. Deadline: September 29, 2021.

Up to $500,000 per parent company is available to cover the cost of products and services through the ERA’s Energy Savings for Business. Learn more:

5. Export

Global Affairs Canada and the NRC-IRAP will be pleased to receive your application to participate in the “Virtual Greenhouse and Horticulture PDA Mission to China”. Deadline: August 15th, 2021.

Startup Global 2021 has officially launched! Apply to win from a prize pool of $75,000 cash and $100,000. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Export Readiness – Micro Vouchers is now accepting new applications. You can apply for up to $20,000 to build and develop a strategic approach for expansion globally.

Innovators from Canadian organizations may access up to $75,000 in funding to assist with research and development (R&D) for a single technology through the CanExport for Innovators. Deadline: Ongoing.

6. Indigenous

The First Nation Infrastructure Fund (FNIF) helps First Nations communities upgrade and increase public infrastructure to improve the quality of life and the environment in First Nations communities. Learn more:

The Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) provides a way for federal partners to coordinate their efforts, reduce administrative burden and pool resources in support of Indigenous communities. Deadline: Ongoing.

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

The Request for Project Registrations under the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program is now open with up to $964 million fund over four years. Learn more:

7. Municipalities

Municipalities can receive up to 80 percent of an energy manager’s salary, or up to $80,000, for a one-year term. Complete your application to this program by August 3, 2021.

The Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) is a 5-year $280 million program to address the lack of charging and refueling stations in Canada. Deadline: September 8, 2021.

Primary Care Network Grant Agreement includes a total annual funding allocation for each NP 1.0 FTE of $125,000. Learn more:

Municipalities and community-related organizations are able to access up to $750,000 for all projects through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program. Deadline: First-come, first-served.

The Request for Project Registrations under the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program is now open with up to $964 million over four years.

The $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) provides funding to support infrastructure projects for a clean environment and stronger communities. Learn more:

8. Non-Profit

Organizations can apply for a funding request up to $75,000 through Adapt and Innovate Stream under the Stabilize Program – Phase 2. Deadline: July 29, 2021.

Apply for funding to provide or improve services for first responders living with or at risk for post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI). Up to $1.5 million available for this grant program in 2021-22. Deadline: August 3, 2021.

Up to $12,000 per applicant is immediately available for not-for-profit agencies serving individuals at risk of hate or bias-motivated crimes through the Alberta Security Infrastructure Program.

Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program provides funding for up to 3 years to Alberta-based capacity building non-profit organizations. The next multi-year funding cycle intake is anticipated for the fall of 2022.

9. Post Secondary | Varies

NSERC is currently updating all relevant instructions and resources on the Alliance website and in the online system. You may be able to submit your applications on July 23, 2021.

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. Deadline: August 1, 2021.

The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals. Deadline notification of intent to apply: August 1, 2021.

Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities. Value: $7,000 to $25,000. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

The Major Science Initiatives Fund provides support for the ongoing operating and maintenance needs of research facilities of national importance. Deadline to submit notices of intent: September 20, 2021.

Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships program supports proposals for frontier, potentially transformative research in the life sciences. Deadline: September 27, 2021.

10. Technology | Varies

The National Research Council (NRC) is seeking a solution to deliver femtosecond laser pulses tunable from deep-ultraviolet to mid-infrared frequencies to develop sensing technologies. Deadline: July 23, 2021.

Alberta Digital Traction provides up to $50,000 for SMEs that have software development at the core of their products and/or services. Application portal is now open until August 5, 2021.

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate Program is now open.  Applications are competitively reviewed in batches throughout the year. Cut off dates for 2021: August 13, October 15.

The High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge program works with stakeholders to develop technologies for high-speed telecommunication networks. Express your interest here:

The BUILD Program provides funding for projects with budgets greater than $300,000 with TECTERRA providing funding of up to 50% to a maximum of $500,000 per project. Apply now.

Jobs and Growth Fund in Western Canada. Now open:

11. Grant Events

Join Funding Stages – Start-up Money Series and learn about funding stages. Date: July 21, 2021.

Learn everything you need to know to start a podcast with the hosts of the Goodlawyer Show Podcast! Date: July 27, 2021.

IEEE ICAS 2021, a virtual conference, will be a premier international forum for presenting technological advances and research results. Date: August 11-13, 2021.

Free Webinar on How Solar Can Participate in Alberta’s Carbon Market. Date: August 12, 2021.

Acclaimed Neuroscientist Dr. Tali Sharot to open Inventures 2021 Conference. Date: September 22-24, 2021. or

2021 Attendee registration for the 2021 Canadian Greenhouse Conference opens August 15, 2021. Date: October 6 & 7, 2021.

A webinar co-hosted by WiRE & Solar Alberta: Join us to explore the issue of the gender gap in the renewable energy industry. Date: September 16, 2021.

Meet the world’s best in deep tech from Earth to Space Virtual Launch. Date: October 21, 2021.

CENGN Summit 2021: The nation’s leading conference in promoting the commercial growth and adoption of disruptive networking technologies across Canada. Date: November 9, 2021.

Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx): The Challenge of Change virtual conference. Date: November 24-26, 2021.

Register now for the live Inventures experience. Tickets are On Sale Now!

12. Business Award Deadlines

The Digiday Awards is the industry’s annual recognition of the companies, campaigns and creative modernizing media and marketing. Early deadline: July 23, 2021.

Application for the Green World Environment Awards is now open. Deadline: July 31, 2021.

TECTERRA Awards: Celebrating outstanding achievements in the geospatial industry. Nominations is now open until August 15, 2021.

Order of the Bighorn: Nominate a youth or adult whose outstanding volunteer efforts advance conservation in Alberta until September 7, 2021.

Stars of Alberta 2021 is open for nominations. Nominate an outstanding volunteer. Nominations close Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

The John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement nominations is now open for the 2022 Nomination Cycle. Deadline: September 22, 2021.

The 2022 nomination period for International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) will open in September 2021. Stay tuned!

The John Hirsch Prizes recognize new and developing theatre directors. Deadline: October 1, 2021.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies.

The Airdrie Business Awards recognize local businesses that have shown exceptional business practices and innovations. Nominations Now Open!

13. Government Update

New Alberta Innovates Funding Available to Advance Tech Projects in Smart Agriculture and Food.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen issued an update on Alberta’s support for farmers and ranchers.

Alberta’s government is helping fund new on-the-job learning opportunities for post-secondary students.

The Alberta government is getting a better deal for Alberta taxpayers on the Sturgeon Refinery.

Emergency protection for communities targeted by hate.

Alberta’s government is supporting improvements to the Calgary Zoo by investing $15.5 million over three years in the zoo’s Canadian Wilds Redevelopment project.

The Government of Alberta announced a $444-million combined investment ($222 million each) through the Canada-Alberta Housing Benefit.

The governments of Canada and Alberta are supporting the Alberta Hemp Alliance (AHA) with a one-time grant of more than $300,000 over two years through CAP.

More than 6,000 beds will be added or replaced to expand and upgrade Alberta’s publicly funded continuing care facilities.

Alberta’s government is supporting our province’s economic recovery by helping farmers sell and market their products.

Alberta and Saskatchewan pledge to provide a seamless, coordinated approach to health care for the residents of Lloydminster and the surrounding area.

Alberta’s government is providing $3.1 million for Phase 2 of the Primary Care Network (PCN) NP Support Program.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen’s statement in support of Alberta’s farmers and ranchers.

Government of Canada releases National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships effective July 12, 2021.

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has received nearly $4 million in federal funding to support four horticultural research projects.

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