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Alberta Grant Gazette│October 2 Of 2 – October 17

Alberta Grant Gazette October 2 of 2

“Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement, and progress” – Ted Levitt.

Grants are open

Hi Everyone,

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

Have a great week,

David Kincade, MA Grant Writer Contact

1. Agriculture

THRIVE Canada II Accelerator Program. Application opens October 12, 2022 until November 18, 2022.

Protein Industries Canada will now accept Artificial Intelligence Program EOIs with up to $30 million investment available. Date: November 9, 2022.

FoodTech Next is a unique funding opportunity for early-stage Canadian technology firms: up to $250,000. Deadline: LoI – October 20, 2022; Full proposal – December 21, 2022.

Supply Management Processing Investment Fund: up to $5 million in non-repayable contribution to support investments in dairy, poultry, and egg processing facilities.

AgriInnovate Program: funding up to 50% of total eligible costs, to a maximum of $10 million. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives Program: receive funding up to $250,000. Application is still open.

Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Program funding for the Research and Innovation Stream is $50 million. Program ends March 31, 2028.

Canadian Agriculture Strategic Priorities Program is a $10 million per year program of non-repayable contribution funding.

2. Arts and Culture

Canada Media Fund’s Early-Stage Development Program supports eligible projects at the beginning of a Project’s creative process. Deadline: October 13, 2022.

Future Focus Granting Program: There is $400,000 available and applications will be accepted until the funds are expended. Apply by November 7, 2022 and December 5, 2022.

50th Anniversary Micro-Grants for Visual Arts: apply for $2,500 to support a visual arts project (part of the AFA Art Collection 50th Anniversary). Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Annual Programming Grants support specific, relevant activity that needs for an operating investment relationship with the Edmonton Arts Council. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives component encourages private donors to contribute to endowment funds for not-for-profit professional arts organizations. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Business Revitalization Grant: up to a maximum grant amount of $25,000. Deadline: December 30, 2022.

National Arts Service Organizations component of Supporting Artistic Practice fund is committed to developing and sustaining vitality of professional arts sector. Learn more.

Class starts Wednesday January 25, 2023 9:00 AM MST

You may be eligible for 2/3 or 100% reimbursement through the Canada-Alberta Job Grant


Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: COVID-19 Resilience stream: The maximum size of projects under the stream is set at $10M total eligible costs.

Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI) is making available up to $450 million through three new streams. Learn more.

The Jobs and Growth Fund provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. Learn more.

The Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) is a $500-million national program to support the tourism sector in Canada.

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

The Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) is a national program that will provide $250 million over three years to help the Canadian aerospace sector.

Arts Presentation Fund for COVID Recovery: the City of Edmonton allocated funds for artists to present and perform their work. Application is still ongoing.

The Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative (MFESI) is a two-year, $200-million national fund to help major Canadian festivals survive and adapt to the pandemic.

Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian Audiovisual Productions (STCF): extended until March 31, 2023 and is budgeted at up to $150 million dollars.

Indigenous Community Support Fund: request funding for needs-based support covering the period until March 31, 2023.

Recovery support for Canadian arts, culture and heritage organizations through Canada Arts and Culture Recovery Program.

COVID-19: Support for culture, heritage and sport sectors. Learn here.

4. Employment | Varies

Women in Skilled Trades Initiative focuses on funding projects that recruit, retain, and help women apprentices succeed. Funding is up to $3,000,000. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy (CAS): apply for up to $5,000,000 for projects that aim to support innovation approaches that address apprenticeship challenges. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Skilled Newcomer Internships: provides up to a maximum of $20,000 for bio-economy employers to hire, accommodate and train IEPs for a three-to-nine-month work placement.

Odyssey – Language Assistant Program: paid work experience that provides a taxable salary of $ 25,000 for a nine-month work term. Deadline: February 28 of every year.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable grant worth $3,000 per level. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Self-employment Program offers eligible Albertans who are looking to develop and start a new business. Learn more.

TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program: provides up to $5000 wage subsidy.

5. Environment/CleanTech

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is contributing up to $5 million to the Clean Energy Transition Partnership’s (CETP) Joint Call 2022. Deadline: November 23, 2022.

New funding under Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program. An additional $300 million is available until 2027.

Alberta Methane Emissions Program is a three-year $17.6 million initiative to support methane emissions reductions. Funding available is up to 100% of eligible cost. Application is now open!

Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program:  funding up to $80,000 per project. Application is a  first-come, first-served basis. Apply now!

Energy Innovation Program (EIP): funds research, development and demonstration projects, and other related scientific activities. Learn more about their funding opportunities.

Bioenergy contributes to the development of low carbon fuels, the reduction of consumer and industrial solid waste, and waste reduction from agricultural development.

Critical Minerals and Emerging Technology is positioned to help reduce emissions, diversify Alberta’s economy, and enable technologies that facilitate other clean technology focus areas. Learn more.

Innovative Solutions Canada is looking for Canadian small businesses and innovators to develop novel solutions to solve challenges. Check here for more information.

Submit an Expression of Interest to demonstrate the value of your technology through the Expanded Technologies Pilot program. Incentive limit for parent companies increases from $500,000 to $1 million.

6. Export

Alberta’s government has renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Jalisco, Mexico, to increase economic growth, trade and investment in key sectors.

CanExport Community Investments provides non-repayable contributions up to $500,000. Deadline: October 2022 for the 2023 call for proposals.

Do you want to grow your Fintech company in the United States? Apply now to Canadian Technology Accelerator – New York FinTech program. Deadline: December 12, 2022.

Alberta Export Expansion Program: reimbursed up to 75% of your eligible cost as you promote Alberta exports through outbound international business travel. Application is now open.

Interested to pursue international research and development collaboration with a foreign partner? Apply to Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP).

Alberta Innovates is now accepting new applications for the Export Readiness – Micro Voucher. Apply here.

7. Indigenous

Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) increase the supply of affordable housing units for Indigenous peoples in need. Submissions are reviewed in the spring and fall each year.

New! Funding for Indigenous-led clean production capacity projects. Learn here.

Employment Partnerships Program (EPP) provides funding to Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program agreement holders. Funds up to 100%. Deadline: October 14, 2022.

Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a $50 million program designed to help advance social innovation and social finance (SI/SF) in Canada. Learn more.

Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) provides financial support to Indigenous-led economic development projects in Canada’s forest sector. Funding available: $1 million per year.

Community Opportunity Readiness: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) provides funding up to $3 million for community economic infrastructure proposals. Learn more.

8. Municipalities

Engaging youth leaders to encourage organizations to apply for funding under the Youth Innovation Component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund. Deadline: October 17, 2022.

Recreation Energy Conservation Program: available funding up to $750,000 funding. Application is first-come, first-serve basis.

Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program:  funding up to $80,000 per project. Application is first-come, first-served basis. Apply now!

Natural Infrastructure Fund: Major cities with innovative natural infrastructure strategies were invited to apply for up to $120 million for large natural or hybrid infrastructure projects.

Capital project: GHG reduction pathway retrofit awards up to $5 million per project.

Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program: Reduce the cost of integrating electric vehicles for your municipality. Deadline Extended to March 31, 2023.

CFEP funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities.

9. Non-Profit

Apply for funding to implement the Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund for the maximum total budget of $199,476,227.

Engaging youth leaders to encourage organizations to apply for funding under the Youth Innovation Component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund. Deadline: October 17, 2022.

INOVAIT funds collaborative R&D Projects: up to $2 million grants available. Deadlines: Pilot Fund – October 24, 2022; Focus Fund – December 20, 2022.

Space Creation Grant will help enable 42,500 total new non-profit licensed spaces to be created over the next 5 years. More information will be shared in the fall of 2022.

Youth Justice Fund is currently accepting new proposals for both multi-year and short term pilot projects starting between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2025.

Stabilize Program – Adapt and Innovate Stream: This funding will help protect and promote Alberta sport and cultural identity, support tourism, and restore community vibrancy. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

Canada Post Community Foundation provides grants to Canadian schools, charities and community organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and youth. Next application will open in March 2023.

10. Post Secondary | Varies

INOVAIT funds collaborative R&D Projects: up to $2 million grants available. Deadlines: Pilot Fund – October 24, 2022; Focus Fund – December 20, 2022.

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities with up to $50,000 or more funding available. Next application deadline: November 1, 2022.

Partnership Development Grants is valued up to $200,000. Application deadline is on November 15, 2022.

NSERC-German Research Foundation (DFG) call for proposals on Sustainable Processes and Chemistry. Deadline: December 7, 2022.

NSERC-CNSC Small Modular Reactors Research Grant Initiative: up to $120,000 grant available. Deadline: December 13, 2022.

Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Shifting Dynamics of Privilege and Marginalization: valued at $30,000 for one year. Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Exceptional Opportunities Fund: The CFI will fund a maximum of 40 percent of the total eligible costs of the infrastructure project under this program. Learn more.

NSERC Alliance – Alberta Innovates Advance Program: request up to $150,000 funding. Guidelines for 2022/2023 will be uploaded in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

11. Technology | Varies

Alberta Methane Emissions Program technology development trials funding application is now open. Funding up to 100% of eligible cost.

Financial assistance for ISO 50001 in commercial and institutional buildings: Project Proposals must be submitted by October 21, 2022.

Financial assistance for ISO 50001 in commercial and institutional buildings. Project Proposals must be submitted by October 21, 2022.

INOVAIT funds collaborative R&D Projects: up to $2 million grants available. Deadlines: Pilot Fund – October 24, 2022; Focus Fund – December 20, 2022.

The National Research Council is seeking a solution that will enable stable quantum links for the future quantum internet. Deadline: November 3, 2022.

Innovative Solutions Canada is seeking innovations that can advance Quantum Computing to provide new capabilities to help fight climate change. Deadline: November 23, 2022.

Innovative Solutions Canada along with the Department of National Defence are seeking a quantum-enhanced Radio-Frequency (RF) sensing technology solutions. Deadline: November 23, 2022.

Remote Area Heating Allowance (RAHA) program is still accepting application until March 31, 2023.

12. Grant Events

Voices of Sustainability- Improving Food Security. Date: October 17, 2022.

Erasing Barriers: Making the Future of Work Accessible. Date: October 18, 2022.

TechAid: Three days of artificial intelligence and tech-focused programming with opportunities to learn, connect and give back. Date: October 20 – 22, 2022.

SSRIA Spotlight Series with Ecosynergy: No demo Net-Zero Retrofit. Date: October 20, 2022.

Net•Zero Conference & Expo: Hosted by Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada and Eventworx Corporation. Date: October 25-27, 2022.

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.

AccelerateOTT 2022: Fuelling the Entrepreneurial Fire. Date: November 3, 2022.

Join us in Ottawa for AIC’s National Meeting from November 3 – 4, 2022 “The Globalization of Agri-Food Research and Innovation”.

Sign up and join the ASTech Awards Innovation Gallery and Company Showcase event. Date: November 4, 2022.

Bridging the Gap Farm Transition Workshop. Date: November 8, 2022.

2022 Decentralised Energy Forum. Date: November 8-9, 2022.

Advancing Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs in Alberta. Date: November 9, 2022.

Immigrants in Tech – Summit 2022. Date: November 15-16, 2022.

INOVAIT Lecture Series – Fall 2022. Regulation of AI-enabled Imaging Technologies: A Global Perspective. Date: November 16, 2022.

Women in Food & Beverage -| Industry Advisory Circle Date: have the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs in the Food & Beverage space. Date: November 17, 2022.

INOVAIT Lecture Series – Fall 2022. Big Data & Image-Guided Therapy: Current Efforts & Future Prospects. Date: November 23, 2022.

13. Business Award Deadlines

Nominations open for Atlantic Canada’s Best Places to Work. Deadline: October 21, 2022.

Wilson Loree Award Nominations are now open! Nominations are due October 21, 2022.

The Social Impact Awards honor communicators who use their platforms for the betterment of their communities. Deadline: October 21 & 28, 2022.

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month: Great Employer Award. Deadline: Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2022.

BioTalent Canada calls for applications for New I.D.E.A.L. Bioscience Employer Recognition Program. Deadline: November 7, 2022.

PRNEWS’ Nonprofit Awards honor the most talented communicators that work hard to make the world a better place via nonprofit initiatives. Deadline: November 10 & 17, 2022.

Nominations are open for the 2023 Governor General’s Innovation Awards. Deadline: November 18, 2022.

AVA Digital Awards: recognizes excellence in the digital communication. Nomination is open.

Application to I.D.E.A.L Biosciences Employer Recognition program will open this fall.

Nominations for the 2023 Prime Minister’s Awards will open in the fall. Stay tuned!

Nominate a Top 50 CEO. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

The John Hirsch Prizes recognize the artistic merit and potential of emerging theatre directors. Prize amount: $6,000. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

14. Government Update

The governments of Alberta and Canada will help a Métis organization and a First Nations government build 32 affordable housing units.

Government of Canada announces renewed funding to create more work placement opportunities for Canadian post-secondary students.

Government of Canada announces recipients of national tourism support.

Alberta’s government is committing $20.8 million in new funds over the next four years to step up the fight against human trafficking.

The government is taking another step to implement Alberta’s International Education Strategy with a total investment of $1.5 million.

The Alberta government has announced $17.5 million in funding for WinSport’s Frank King Day Lodge.

The government is strengthening support for apprenticeship and Alberta’s skilled trades by investing $15 million.

Alberta’s government is investing $1 million to launch a new made-in-Alberta forensic evidence collection training program.

Research on the Value of Public Funding for Indigenous Arts and Cultures.

BDC launches $500 million Thrive Venture Fund and Lab for Women.

Alberta’s government has renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Jalisco, Mexico, to increase economic growth, trade and investment in key sectors.

$6 million for civil society to fund recovery efforts.

Alberta’s government is investing $12 million to connect more individuals with disabilities to meaningful employment.

Alberta’s government is providing $4 million to school authorities across the province.

Calgary grows as fintech and AI hub.

Alberta’s government is helping fund the relocation of the Wanda School  with a $275,000 grant.

Protein Industries Canada is recruiting to populate three EPSCs for each of our program investment streams: Technology Leadership, Capacity Building, and AI Commercialization. Learn more.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation’s new podcast will share inspirational stories about some of Canada’s up-and-coming and accomplished researchers.

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