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Alberta Grant Gazette│March 1 of 2 – March 7

Alberta Grant Gazette
March 1 of 2

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Hi Everyone,

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

Have a great week and be awesome! David Kincade, MA Ask Dave a Question
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1. Agriculture

Accelerate: Leadership Program with Protein Industries Canada: helps to develop critical leadership skills and talent for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Register by March 14, 2022.

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

Canadian Agriculture Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) is a $10 million per year program of non-repayable contribution funding. Deadline: First come, first serve.

Youth Agriculture Education supports the development and delivery of effective agriculture education programs. Application is still ongoing.

The Youth Employment and Skills Program provides a wage subsidy to employers up to a maximum of $14,000. Deadline: March 21, 2022.

2. Arts and Culture

Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives with total funding available up to $1,600,000. Deadline: April 19, 2022.

The Co-productions component of Arts Abroad: Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $50 000 available funding. Deadline: April 27, 2022.

The Foreign Artist Tours component of Arts Across Canada supports Canadian not-for-profit arts organizations with up to $75 000 funding. Deadline: April 27, 2022.

Artists and Education Funding: supports Alberta schools by subsidizing fees of professional artists that provide interactive arts residency projects for grades K-12. Deadline: May 2, 2022.

The Literary Publishing Projects component of Supporting Artistic Practice funds up to $30 000. Deadline: May 4, 2022.


Making Cultural Spaces Safe During COVID-19 Initiative. Open for projects to be carried out before March 31, 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.

Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant: provides $2,000 for eligible small- and medium-sized organizations.

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.

NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants: up to $50,000 for one-year projects is being made available immediately.

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

The Youth Employment and Skills Program provides a wage subsidy to employers up to a maximum of $14,000. Deadline: March 21, 2022.

Accessibility Work Experience Program: Receive a wage subsidy between $12.50/hour and $15/hour for a four-to-six-month position. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will extend the program changes introduced in February 2021. An updated program applicant guide will be available on April 1, 2022.

Strive 4 Work: Receive a living allowance of $15/hr for the 25 hrs/wk while attending the 8 weeks of skills training. Program Starts April 4, 2022.

Offered at Microbusiness Training Centre, Self Employment Training Program is a FREE government funded training. Next class starts March 21, 2022.

The Youth Internship Incentive Program provides up to $3,600 incentive. Check here to learn more.

The 2021-22 Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) program is now open for new applications. maximum of $150,000 in available funding from Alberta Innovates.

Environmental Employability Pathways: Funding Up to 100% of a Salary Up to a Maximum of $15,000.

The Skilled Newcomer Internship program contributes 75% up to $20,000 in grant funding towards the cost  (e.g. wages, accommodation, training) of hiring a new immigrant to Canada.

The Canadian Environmental Employability Pathways will contribute 100% up to $15,000 towards the wages of an intern for 12 weeks. There is limited funding so apply now!

Career Starter provides bio-economy employers with 50% of a youth’s salary to a maximum of $20,000 in wage subsidies. More details here.

5. Environment/CleanTech

Low Carbon Economy Challenge now open. Applicants can request up to $25 million in funding. Deadline for Expressions of Interest. March 25, 2022.

The ERF Onshore Program Intake 3 is now open and will be accepting applications until March 31, 2022.

The $400 million Active Transportation Fund is now accepting applications. Funding is available for planning projects as well as capital projects. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

The $250 million Rural Transit Solutions Fund is now accepting applications under the Capital Projects stream. Deadline: April 7, 2022.

The $2.75 billion Zero Emission Transit Fund is now accepting applications under the Planning and Capital streams.

6. Export

Eurostars: It’s time to grow your innovative SME. Deadline: March 24, 2022.

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

CanExport SMEs: access up to $50,000 in funding to assist with international market development activities.

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

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

Original Peoples Investment Program: apply up to  $25,000 with $650,000 total funding available. Date: Applications open September 2022.

The Alberta government has committed up to $154 million for the continuing Care Capital Program.  A new request for grant submissions is anticipated later in 2022. Stay tuned!

Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program: up to $80,000 funding per project available. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Canada Community Revitalization Fund: with a national investment of $500 million over two years. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

The Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP): increases the supply of affordable housing units for Indigenous peoples. Apply now!

8. Municipalities

Municipal Energy Manager (MEM) Program: receive up to 80 percent of an energy manager’s salary, or up to $80,000, for a one-year term. Express your interest now!

Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program: up to $80,000 funding per project available. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Electric Vehicle Charging Program: provide rebates for municipalities up to $150,000.

Canada Community Revitalization Fund provides support to build and improve community infrastructure projects with up to $750,000 funding per project available. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

9. Non-Profit

WES Ecosystem Fund:  $25 million is allocated to support new projects focused on responding to systemic barriers and gaps for diverse, intersectional and/or under-served women. Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Affordable Housing Investment Program: Funding of up to 25% of total construction cost. Applications are being accepted between January 10 and April 13, 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.

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

Up to a maximum of $100,000 funding available through Stabilize Donation Matching 2.0. Deadline: March 4, 2022 or until all funds awarded. Apply now!

10. Post Secondary | Varies

UCeed Child Health and Wellness Fund: Up to $300,000 investment available. Deadline:  March 18, 2022.

Idea to Innovation grants: accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector. Next deadline: April 4, 2022.

College Fund: Colleges can submit proposals with total CFI requests between $60,000 and $1 million. Deadline: Notices of intent must be submitted on April 7, 2022.

Connection Grants: up to $50,000 funding available or higher amounts can be considered if well justified. Next deadline: April 18, 2022.

John R. Evans Leaders Fund: Universities can submit proposals requesting up to $800,000 from the CFI. Next deadline: June 15, 2022.

The Rural Education Supplement and Integrated Doctor Experience (RESIDE) program will provide $2 million to 20 new family physicians in each of the next three years.

Alliance International: provides $25,000 (Catalyst grants) up to $100,000 per year (Collaboration grants).

Exceptional Opportunities Fund  will fund a maximum of 40 percent of the total eligible costs of the infrastructure project.

11. Technology | Varies

Think you can solve our Forest Mapping Challenge? Compete for funding to prove your feasibility and develop a solution. Deadline: March 21, 2022.

Site Rehabilitation Program – up to $300 million in funding available. Deadline: 4th – 8th application period: March 31, 2022.

Alberta Digital Traction Pilot Program: up to $50,000 for small-and medium-sized Alberta enterprises (SMEs). The next round will launch mid April 2022.

Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems Sandbox 2022: maximum share provided by DND/CAF to Participants is $12,000 or 50% of eligible expenses. Deadline: April 13, 2022.

The Government of Canada announced the $4 billion Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) to help get your business online, give your e-commerce presence a boost or help digitalize your business’s operations. Apply now!

The Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) will help the Canadian aerospace sector with a total budget of $250 million over 3 years (until March 31, 2024).

The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): Request a minimum SIF contribution of $10 million for a proposal with total costs of at least $20 million.

12. Grant Events

Farm Financial Fluency Training Program for Canadian Dairy Producers. Date: March 7,9, & 11.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is pleased to extend the invitation from the Government of the United Arab Emirates to attend the first-ever meeting of United Nations Security Council members on climate finance. Date: March 9, 2022.

Accelerate: Leadership Program with Protein Industries Canada. Register by March 14, 2022.

Rural Municipalities of Alberta 2022 Spring Convention will be held March 14-16 at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Register now!

Join the Startup TNT Life Sciences Investment Summit. Summit Finale: March 17, 2022.

Accelerate: Leadership Program with Protein Industries Canada. Register before March 21, 2022 to secure your spot.

Now More Than Ever: Building Canada-wide Automation Solutions for Horticulture. Date: Mar 30, 2022.

Alberta Energy Efficiency + Innovation Summit. Date: April 6-7, 2022.

North America’s Biggest Food Innovation Trade Show is back to Montreal. Date: April 20 to 22, 2022.

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

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

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

The IFMA23 conference will run from 26th June to 1st July 2022 and will be held at the Frederiksberg Campus in Copenhagen.

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

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.

Check out upcoming workshops under the Trade Accelerator Program.

13. Business Award Deadlines

Atlantic Business Magazine’s Employers of Diversity program: Nominations submitted after March 15 will be held for the following year.

FCM’s Sustainable Communities Awards. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program. Now open until April 15, 2022.

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.

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

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

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

Catalyst Award for Top New Hire: recognizes the impacts and achievements of young employees who are wage subsidy recipients in Canada’s burgeoning bio-economy.

The Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program honours the everyday heroes who are helping to make life better in communities.

Order of the Bighorn: Nominate a youth or adult whose outstanding volunteer efforts advance conservation in Alberta.

14. Government Update

Alberta’s government is using more than $2 million from the TIER fund through ERA for four innovative, Alberta-based CCUS projects worth about $24 million.

Alberta’s government is investing up to $144,600 in the John Ware Youth Empowerment Program over the next two years.

Alberta’s government will provide a $7.5-million grant to expand infrastructure and services at the Red Deer Regional Airport.

Alberta’s government is investing $13.7 million over the next three years for the modernization of Acme School.

Alberta spends $3.4 million to help build a new Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (CACAC) in Red Deer.

Alberta’s government is adding up to 50 permanent, fully staffed intensive care unit (ICU) beds this year alone through a $100-million investment in Budget 2022.

Almost $3.7 billion will expand continuing care programs and services for seniors and vulnerable Albertans.

Alberta’s government will invest $1.8 billion to redevelop and expand the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

EV charging initiative hopes to energize southern Alberta.

Alberta’s government is contributing $1 million to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Budget 2022 commits a total of $3.5 billion for health facilities, equipment and IT systems.

Alberta’s government wins Golden Scissors Award.

IDEaS invests over $28M: Fighting COVID-19, Powering Camps, and Test Driving AI.

Government of Canada calls for applications for funding to expand public transit.

Research infrastructure funding to benefit universities and colleges from coast to coast.

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