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Alberta Grant Gazette│October 2 of 2 – October 18

Alberta Grant Gazette October 2 of 2

“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.” – Anne Frank

Grants are rolling…

Hi Everyone, A number of grant deadlines, grant events, and business awards are below.
OTHER POINTS
1. Here is a quick message from my favourite charity, Sport Central. Please show them some love:
“[Sport Central] submitted our need for 400 new bicycle helmets for Sport Central kids to the Field Law Community Fund Program. $10,000 will help us secure these helmets for next spring. We have the donated bicycles but not the helmets so children can ride safely.

Now we need your vote!

Please visit this page and cast your vote for this needed project: https://fieldlawcommunityfund.com/ideas/bicycle-helmets-for-children-in-need/

Voting Closes on November 12, 2021

2. I’ve been investing significant time and energy into my systems and processes to write high-quality grants, faster. This week I was going to start changing my Monday “quotes” from more “inspirational/motivational” to “hardcore grant writing.” For example, I was going to write, “Empirical data shows that stable teams are 60% more productive and 60% more responsive to customer input than teams that rotate members.” Harvard Business Review, Special Issue Summer 2021 page 116.

I still might make those quote changes, but I couldn’t bring myself to deleting this week’s quote.

Have a great week. Keep working hard and making a difference. I’m rooting for you!

Kind regards,

David Kincade, MA
Grant Writer
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1. Agriculture

Apply for Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) Innovation Booster Funding: Project size ranging from $20K to $200K. Learn more: https://www.cfin-rcia.ca/booster-propulseur

The Water Program directly supports the enhancement of agricultural water management. Up to $25,000 funding available.  https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/program/WATER

Canadian Agriculture Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) is a $10 million per year program of non-repayable contribution funding. Applications are only being accepted for projects with end dates on or before March 31, 2024.  https://agriculture.canada.ca/en/agricultural-programs-and-services/canadian-agricultural-strategic-priorities-program

Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Program funding for the Research and Innovation Stream is $50 million over 7 years, with this stream ending March 31, 2028. https://agriculture.canada.ca/en/agricultural-programs-and-services/agricultural-clean-technology-program-research-and-innovation-stream

2. Arts and Culture

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Access to Heritage component provides funding to heritage organizations for traveling exhibitions in Canada. Deadline: November 1, 2021. https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/museums-assistance/access-heritage.html

The Organization Structural Change Grant funds up to $150,000. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until November 30, 2021.  https://calgaryartsdevelopment.com/programs/organization-structural-change-grant/

Organization Activation Projects Funding provides a grant to support COVID-19 relaunch and recovery in the arts sector. Deadline: December 1, 2021.  https://www.affta.ab.ca/funding/find-funding/organization-activation-projects-funding

Culture and Status of Women grants: Check out funding opportunities for projects in the areas of arts, culture, community, heritage, recreation, sport, and diversity and inclusion. https://www.alberta.ca/culture-and-status-of-women-grants.aspx

3. Employment | Varies

Coming soon. Watch it closely: The Alberta Jobs Now program will provide up to $370 million to get thousands of Albertans back to work. Second Intake: December 31, 2021. https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-jobs-now-program.aspx

WIL Digital provides 75% of the student’s salary, up to $7,500. Learn more:  https://www.wil-ait.digital/en/

TECHNATION’s wage subsidy program as increased to 75% coverage per student for all students. https://technationcanada.ca/en/future-workforce-development/career-ready-program/

You can get up to $32,000 towards your employees salary and training expenses through Carreer Launcher’s Natural Resources Internships. Learn more: https://www.careerlauncher.ca/employers/our-internship-programs/natural-resources/

Canada-Alberta Job Grant: get government funding to help employees and unemployed Albertans access training opportunities.  https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) can ease this burden and help you find Métis workers that match your employment needs. Check out their programs and projects.  https://www.rupertsland.org/for-employers/

4. Environment/CleanTech

The Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. Deadline: November 12, 2020. https://coloradocleantech.com/oil-gas-cleantech-challenge/

NRCan provides financial assistance to help fund your industrial facility’s energy management project of up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $40,000 per facility. Deadline: November 20, 2020.  https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/energy-efficiency-industry/financial-assistance-energy-efficiency-projects/20413

Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) – Onshore Program available funding: $100K to $50M. Deadline: January 7, 2022. https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/funding-partnerships/funding-opportunities/current-funding-opportunities/emissions-reduction-fund/onshore-program-emissions-reduction-fund/23050

$55 million in funding for Alberta business to improve efficiency and reduce emissions: https://eralberta.ca/energy-savings-for-business/

5. Export

Register to attend the Startup Global Grand Finale on October 21st! You’ll watch our top startup and scale-up finalists compete for Grand Finale prizes up to $25,000.  https://www.startupcan.ca/explore/startup-global/

CanExport Community Investments: provide non- repayable contributions range up to $500,000. Deadline for 2022 projects: November 12, 2021.   https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/canexport/community-communaute/index.aspx?lang=eng

Access up to $400,000 in annual funding through the CanExport Associations. The 2022-23 application process  is scheduled to commence in fall 2021. Stay tuned!  https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/canexport/associations/index.aspx?lang=eng

Up to $75,000 in funding available for research and development (R&D) through the CanExport for Innovators. Learn more:  https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/canexport/innovation/index.aspx?lang=eng

6. Indigenous

Canadian Women and Sport has awarded $250,000 in grants through the WISE Fund. Applications will be open October 12, 2021 – November 2, 2021.   https://womenandsport.ca/resources/wise-fund/

Indigenous groups and organizations can now apply for grants under the new $154 million Continuing Care Capital Program. Deadline: December 17, 2021.   https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=79717BDD1DB80-C278-0809-461E56CB2DFBDE79

With a national investment of $500 million over two years, the Canada Community Revitalization Fund provides support to build and improve community infrastructure projects. Deadline: March 31, 2023.   https://www.canada.ca/en/atlantic-canada-opportunities/campaigns/covid19/ccrf.html

7. Municipalities

Municipalities can apply for funding for projects to develop and maintain local transportation infrastructure through the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP). Deadline: November 30, 2021. https://www.alberta.ca/stip.aspx

Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program funds projects that enhance watershed resiliency to floods and droughts. Deadline: November 30, 2021.  https://www.alberta.ca/watershed-resiliency-and-restoration-program.aspx

The Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership (AMWWP) provides cost-shared funding to help build municipal facilities for water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment and disposal. Deadline: November 30, 2021.   https://www.alberta.ca/amwwp-apply.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. https://mccac.ca/programs/alberta-municipal-solar-program/

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. https://mccac.ca/programs/recreation-energy-conservation-program/

8. Non-Profit

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) is looking for dynamic youth who want to demonstrate leadership and a commitment to their communities. Deadline: October 29, 2021. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund-youth-innovation.html

Organization Activation Projects Funding assists not-for-profit organizations by providing a grant to support COVID-19 relaunch and recovery in the arts sector. Deadline: December 1, 2021.  https://www.affta.ab.ca/funding/find-funding/organization-activation-projects-funding

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!   https://www.alberta.ca/stabilize-program-phase-2.aspx#jumplinks-2

9. Post Secondary | Varies

The Women in STEM Scholarship supports women pursuing careers in STEM. 50 women will receive $2,500 each for their studies. Deadline: December 31, 2021.  https://www.alberta.ca/women-in-stem-scholarship.aspx

Receive a $6,000 award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in a partner country through Globalink Research Award Thematic Call. Professors can submit projects by December 1, 2021.   https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-thematic-call

Mitacs have you covered! $10,000 or $15,000 awards enable the brightest students to help you reach your business goals. Learn more:   https://discover.mitacs.ca/business-strategy/

10. Technology | Varies

Alberta Digital Traction is a funding program of up to $50,000 for small-and medium-sized Alberta enterprises (SMEs) that have software development. Deadline: October 22, 2021. https://albertainnovates.ca/programs/alberta-digital-traction/

TECTERRA’s Build program is now open until October 22, 2021. TECTERRA matching contribution: $150,000 to $500,000 per project.  https://tecterra.com/programs/build/

New COVID-19 Challenge: Make Public Transportation Safer. Maximum funding available is $150,000.00 CAD ~ $2,000,000 CAD. Deadline: October 25, 2021.  https://ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/00146.html

Fall 2021 NATO Innovation Challenge – The invisible threat: Countering cognitive warfare: Deadline is extended: November 4, 2021.  https://www.innovationhub-act.org/challenge-intro

The High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge program works with stakeholders to develop technologies for high-speed telecommunication networks. Express your interest here: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/research-development/research-collaboration/programs/high-throughput-secure-networks-challenge-program

11. Grant Events

FCM’s 2021 Sustainable Communities Conference will be held from October 19-21.  https://fcm.ca/en/events-training/conferences/sustainable-communities-conference-2021

Meet the world’s best in deep tech from Earth to Space Virtual Launch. Date: October 21, 2021. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/from-earth-to-space-virtual-launch-celebration-tickets-153540055439

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) Program: Build capacity and resilience for sustained growth post-pandemic with this tuition-free leadership training program for SMEs. Seminar’s Date: October 25 and 27, 2021.   https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6157904/2021-ICCC-Application-Form

CENGN Summit is the nation’s leading conference devoted to promoting the commercial growth and adoption of disruptive networking technologies across Canada. Date: November 9, 2021.   https://pheedloop.com/register/2021CENGNSUMMIT/attendee/

Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx): The Challenge of Change virtual conference. Date: November 24-26, 2021. https://fmc-gac.com/programs-services/agricultural-excellence-conference/

Niagara Falls Grow Up Conference, Expo and Awards has been postponed. New schedule: November 30-December 2, 2021. https://growupconference.com/

You’re invited to participate in BioTalent’s National Occupational Standard (NOS) Validation Surveys. Offers $50 and access to our new online courses. https://www.biotalent.ca/competencies-for-the-bio-economy

Check out upcoming workshops under the Trade Accelerator Program.   https://calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com/ready-to-export/trade-accelerator-program/trade-accelerator-program

12. Business Award Deadlines

Wilson Loree Award Now Accepting Nominations. Deadline: October 28, 2021.  https://fmc-gac.com/wla-2021-launch/

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month – Great Employer Award. Deadline: October 31, 2021.  https://healthyworkplacemonth.ca/award/

The Risk Management Training workshops are offered to farmers and advisors. Date: November 9 & 12, 2021. https://fmc-gac.com/programs-services/risk-management/#rts-registration

Entries open for The 2022 American Business Awards on October 20. First early-bird entry Deadline: November 17, 2021. https://stevieawards.com/aba

ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate feasible solutions. Deadline 2022 Award: November 23, 2021.  https://www.energyglobe.info/participate

Get Your Nominations in for the Canadian Innovation Awards. Deadline: December 22, 2021.  https://brainstation.io/magazine/get-your-nominations-in-for-the-canadian-innovation-awards

2022 Governor General’s Innovation Awards. Deadline: November 19, 2021.   https://innovation.gg.ca/nominate/information/

Check out PRNEWS Awards. https://www.prnewsonline.com/pr-news-awards

The Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program honours the everyday heroes who are helping to make life better in communities across the province.  https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-northern-lights-nominate-a-volunteer.aspx

13. Government Update

Alberta’s government will award a total of $125,000 to young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=80151C76D4660-EE22-791C-EC0720AC539872F8

Alberta’s government is investing nearly $140 million to help people experiencing homelessness through emergency shelters and community-based organizations.  https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=80131CF162E7B-D141-5A16-7DD105C3A996F69B

Zayed Sustainability Prize Announces 30 Finalists during Jury Meeting.  https://zayedsustainabilityprize.com/en/news/news-folder/2022-finalists-announcement

Calgary emerges as fintech innovation hub.  https://calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com/newsroom/calgary-emerges-as-fintech-innovation-hub/

Calgary and Edmonton innovation groups join forces to boost Alberta as a tech powerhouse. https://albertainnovates.ca/impact/newsroom/calgary-and-edmonton-innovation-groups-join-forces-to-boost-alberta-as-a-tech-powerhouse/

Government of Canada supporting Canadian cleantech companies from seed to scale-up. https://www.sdtc.ca/en/government-of-canada-supporting-canadian-cleantech-companies-from-seed-to-scale-up/

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David Kincade, MA
Grant Writer
albertabusinessgrants.ca
780-297-6177

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