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Alberta Grant Gazette │ October 1 of 2 – October 2

Alberta Grant Gazette October 1 of 2

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1. Agriculture

Protein Industries Canada and Innovate UK announce $20 million CDN joint call for plant-based food and ingredient R&D projects. Deadline: November 1, 2023.

Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program: supports producers to conserve and enhance the environmental resiliency of your agricultural landscapes. Next intake deadline: November 30, 2023.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Prevention and Preparedness Stream: access up to $1M funding. Deadline: November 30, 2023.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream: access up to $1M funding. Deadline: November 30, 2023.

Supply Management Processing Investment Fund contributes up to $5 million in non-repayable contribution to an organization over the life of the program until March 31, 2028.

Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Research and Innovation Stream: program funding is $50 million over 7 years, with this stream ending March 31, 2028.

Alberta is now accepting applications for the new Agri-processing Investment Tax Credit program.

Emerging Opportunities Program: Maximum grant funding provided by this program is $1,000,000 per fiscal year, to a project maximum of $2,000,000. Apply now.

Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program is a $10 million per year program of non-repayable contribution funding. Intake period is open.

Protein Industries Canada will be investing $30 million into these artificial intelligence projects, benefiting the plant-based and agrifood sector. Send your EOI today.

2. Arts and Culture

Original Peoples Investment Program: Total funding available for this program is $650,000. Deadline: October 4, 2023.

Events & Festivals Fund: The application deadline is October 13, 2023.

Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Program: Communities may apply for up to $10,000 to support eligible projects. Deadline: November 3, 2023.

Strategic Innovation Fund: Cultivate Grants: Up to $250,000. Deadline: November 15, 2023.

Commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: funding up to $10,000 per organization. Call proposals opens November 23, 2023.

Edmonton Arts Council – Operating Investments help arts and festival organizations fulfill their arts and festival mandates. Deadline: December 1, 2023.

Arts Presenting Project Funding: reimbursing a portion of professional artists’ fees for the preceding year. Deadline: December 1, 2023.

Short-Term Projects – Canada Council for the Arts: up to $100,000 to support for any combination of eligible projects lasting up to 12 months. Next deadline: December 13, 2023.

The Accelerator Partnership Program (A2P) is designed to provide producers of digital media projects. Application is first come, first served. Closing date: February 8, 2024.

Creative Export Canada: The $11 million per year will be divided into 2 funding streams: the Export-Ready Stream and the new Export Development Stream. Next intake: Fall of 2023.

FACTOR Video program: maximum of $40,000 in video funding is available per qualifying release per fiscal year, across all programs. Application is ongoing.

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3. Employment | Varies

Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy – Investments in Training Equipment: access up to $5,000,000 per project. Deadline: October 5, 2023.

Wildfire special measures for the Work-Sharing Program are now in effect. Apply until November 4, 2023.

TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program: up to $7000 subsidy available. Winter 2024 Program opens November 2023.

Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages: benefit from salary subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth. Deadline: First come first serve to applications submitted after February 3rd.

Aviation Skills Grant: The government plans to launch a second intake this fall. Alberta’s government has a $5-million budget for the grant program in 2024-25.

Technology Alberta’s FIRST Jobs Programs: Acquire funding of up to $7,500 to hire quality talent across the province.

Canada Green Corps: offers up to 75% wage subsidies to help organizations hire youth in the green economy.

Green Jobs Internship Program: subsides up to up to 75 per cent to a maximum of $24,000 for women and racialized youth.

Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-time taxable cash grant lifetime amount of $2,000 per person for registered apprentices.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice with a taxable grant worth $1,000 per level.

Foreign Credential Recognition Program: Funding to governments and organizations and community groups for programs that contribute to the integration of skilled newcomers and migrant workers.

4. Environment/CleanTech

ISED and NRC are seeking a solution that will develop low-carbon construction materials. Deadline: October 4, 2023.

NRC and NRCan are seeking low-carbon and cost-effective industrial heating technologies to diminish carbon emissions. Deadline: October 4, 2023.

The second intake of the Output-Based Pricing System Proceeds Fund – Decarbonization Incentive Program is still open until October 6, 2023.

2 Billion Trees (2BT) program. Next deadline: October 12, 2023 for a decision by April 2024.

Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk: Project funding ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 per project, per year. Deadline: October 31, 2023.

National Adaptation Strategy & Hydrologic prediction and innovation. Deadline: October 31, 2023.

NGIF Industry Grants $10MM GlobalCleantechChallenge is accepting applications for its second deadline. Application is until November 1, 2023.

Clean Energy Transition Partnership Joint Call 2023 is now open. EOI submission deadline: November 22, 2023.

Low Carbon Economy Challenge: Applicants may request up to $25 million in funding. accepting applications from October 3, 2023 to January 12, 2024.

Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk: Project funding usually ranges from $10,000 to $50,000 per project, per year. Application for projects commencing in 2024-2025 is now open.

Call for Proposals under the Capacity Building stream of the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways is expected to open in fall 2023. Stay tuned.

Green Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Program – Energy Efficiency Solutons: access funding up to $20 million per proposal. Next call is anticipated to be launched in early 2024. Stay tuned.

5. Export

Women Exporters Program: application is still open until October 13, 2023.

CTA offers wide-raging opportunities to Canadian FoodTech companies seeking growth in the United States. Deadline: October 25, 2023.

Silicon Valley FinTechSilicon Valley FinTech CTA program will aim to help Canadian FinTech start-ups. Deadline: October 25, 2023.

Canadian Technology Accelerators – Cleantech in Mexico. Deadline: October 25, 2023.

CTA offers new opportunities to scale up your technology company (AI) in India. Deadline: November 22, 2023.

CanExport Associations: The 2024-25 application process for projects taking place between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025, is scheduled to commence in fall 2023.

Creative Export Canada provides up to $7M in funding per year to support export-ready projects. Export-Ready Stream’s next intake will be in the Fall of 2023.

Canada Brand is open to export-ready, registered Canadian business entities that have a role in producing, promoting or supporting Canadian agriculture, food or seafood products.

Alberta Export Expansion Program: provides reimbursement up to 75% on eligible costs.

6. Indigenous

Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program: Deadline to submit your proposal is October 20, 2023.

First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program supports these communities in identifying, investigating and characterizing the impact of exposure to environmental hazards. Deadline: October 21, 2023.

Indigenous Clean Energy – Project Accelerator: $125,000 available to assist with the development of an energy efficiency project.  The first phase will occur in the program’s first six months (June – November 2023).

Circuit Rider Training Program: supported by Indigenous Services Canada with more than $12 million per year. Application is ongoing.

Funding for Indigenous-led awareness and education projects for cleaner transportation and clean fuels: continuous intake open until March 31, 2024.

Alberta Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative helps First Nations and Métis communities get the most out of their investments in clean energy projects. Learn more.

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program: Access to Business Opportunities: Eligible activities will be reimbursed for 100% of costs, to a maximum of $500,000.

Professional and Institutional Development Program funds projects that develop the capacity of First Nations and Inuit communities to perform core functions of government.

Health Facilities Program provide funding for infrastructure that supports the delivery of health-related programs and services.

First Nations On-Reserve Housing Program helps provide more and better quality housing in First Nations communities in most of Canada.

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

Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) provides funding to increase the supply of affordable off-reserve, off-settlement and on-settlement housing units for Indigenous peoples. Application is accepted year round.

Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) provides funding to increase the supply of affordable off-reserve, off-settlement and on-settlement housing units for Indigenous peoples. Application is accepted year round.

7. Municipalities

Climate Change Adaptation Program: Up to $15 million in funding may be awarded through this Call for Proposals. Deadline: September 22, 2023.

Alberta Innovates’ Hydrogen Centre of Excellence Competition 2: $20-25 million funding available. Deadline: September 26, 2023.

ERA is launching the $25 million Accelerating Hydrogen Challenge to accelerate hydrogen technologies in Alberta. Deadline: September 26, 2023.

Cancer Research for Screening and Prevention (CRSP) Program Fund: grants up to $1 million to support and encourage cancer prevention and screening initiatives. Full Application Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Alberta Community Partnership – Municipal Internship: provide funding to recruit, train and retain competent municipal employees. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

Alberta Community Partnership – Intermunicipal collaboration: provide funding develop regional plans, service delivery frameworks and regional service delivery efficiencies. Deadline: October 2, 2023.

Rural Development & Promotion Fund supports tourism organizations in destination development and promotion initiatives with up to $100,000. Application is now opens until October 13, 2023.

Affordable Housing Partnership Program. Deadline: October 16, 2023.

Green Freight Program – Stream 2 – Repower and Replace: funding incentives up to $5M per project are now available. Deadline: November 16, 2023.

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) provides funding to municipalities under 4 funding streams. Application is open until November 30, 2023.

Resource Road Program provides funding to municipalities for roads used by new and existing industries. Deadline: November 30, 2023 for funding in the following year.

Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) in the Prairie provinces: provides non-repayable contributions by reimbursing costs that successful applicants have paid.

Community building monitoring and analysis grant: Grant for a maximum of $25,000 to cover up to 80% of eligible costs.

8. Non-Profit

Youth Innovation Component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is now open. Deadline: October 10, 2023.

Outreach Initiative grants and contributions program provides grant funding to support variety of science- or innovation-based initiatives or projects. Next intake deadline: October 10, 2023.

Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Concept Development. Deadlines: Window # 1: October 12, 2023; Window # 2: April 15, 2024.

Specialized criminal justice navigator grant: a new grant with $7 million over two years to help navigate the criminal justice system. Deadline: October 15, 2023.

The Affordable Housing Partnership Program is now open. Deadline: October 16, 2023.

The Continuing Care Capital Program – Small Care Home Stream will provide capital funding to support the development of standalone homes. Deadline is extended until November 30, 2023.

Request community support from Chevron in Canada. Application is ongoing.

Community War Memorial funding up to $25,000 to support the construction, restoration or expansion of a community war memorial. Deadline: December 1, 2023.

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta. Check the funding streams and their deadlines.

Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) program provides investments in not-for-profit organizations that support businesses in priority sectors to innovate, grow and compete globally.

Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) program generally provides non-repayable contributions by reimbursing costs that successful applicants have paid.

Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program: The next multi-year funding cycle intake is anticipated for fall 2025. Learn more to help you prepare.

The Legal Aid Program provides contribution funding to the provinces and territories for the delivery of legal aid services for economically disadvantaged persons.

Child care – Space Creation Grant will help enable 42,500 total new non-profit licensed spaces to be created over the next 5 years.

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9. Post Secondary | Varies

Mitac’s Elevate proposals now accepted year round. Awards available $60,000 per year.

John R. Evans Leaders Fund: funds up to $800,000, depending on your share of tri-agency funding. Next deadline: October 15, 2023.

NSERC is now accepting applications for Alliance Consortia Quantum grants: up to $1 million funding per year available. Deadline: October 16, 2023.

NSERC-CSE Research Communities grants: Individual projects can request either $700,000 (small project) or $1,400,000 (large project) per year over four years.  LoI Deadline: October 18, 2023.

NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable agriculture research initiative: access up to $2,000,000 funding per year. November 8, 2023 (Full).

International Funding Opportunity: Knowledge Synthesis Grants on Evolving Narratives of Cultures and Histories. Deadline: December 14, 2023.

NSERC-National Science Foundation – Collaboration on quantum science and artificial intelligence is now open.

Applied Research and Development grants support research and development (R&D) projects led by college researchers in partnership with private, public or not-for-profit organizations. Funding up to $150,000 per year.\

Alberta Student Grants: Eligible students receive $425 per month of studies to a maximum of $5,100 per year.

Stem Cell Network announces $1 million in funding to further support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

10. Technology | Varies

Low- carbon Industrial Heating Solutions: NRC and NRCan  are seeking low-carbon and cost-effective industrial heating technologies to diminish carbon emissions. Deadline: October 4, 2023.

ISED and NRC are seeking a solution that will develop low-carbon construction materials prioritizing functionality and cost-efficiency. Deadline: October 4, 2023.

Plastics challenge: Advancing Reuse to Replace Single-Use Plastics. Deadline: October 24, 2023.

Plastics challenge: Improving the collection and/or sorting of plastic film and flexible packaging. Deadline: November 8, 2023.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking an easy-to-use, rapid, and affordable lateral flow test to detect Avian Influenza (AI). Deadline: October 11, 2023.

Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems (CUAS) Concept Development Call for Proposals deadline extended: October 26, 2023.

SSC is seeking a solution to provide secure high-speed wireless internet access using Radio Frequency-Free (RF-Free) wireless networking technology in secure GC offices and secure operational environments. Deadline: November 2, 2023.

Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation (IEF) is thrilled to offer eleven (11) cash micro-grants worth $5000 each ($55,000 cash total in micro-grants!) for Fall 2023 Micro-grant series. Deadline: November 12, 2023.

The ACT Open Call is a funding scheme that can support innovative and international CCUS projects. Application is open throughout 2023 until December 31, 2023.

Regional Quantum Initiative (RQI) in the Prairie Provinces: EOIs will be accepted on a continuous intake basis until the funding is fully allocated.

SDTC provides funding to promising sustainable technology development and demonstration projects that are start-ups or scale-ups. The average contribution is between $2 million and $4 million, with funds disbursed in five years or less.

Product Demonstration Program: Qualified SMEs may be eligible for up to $150,000 in funding over a maximum one-year term.

Scale AI’s Acceleration program: provides up to $50,000 to startup or SME focused on building applied AI products and services for supply chains. Learn more.

Digital Research Infrastructure Strategy to fund up to $375 million to ensure that Canadian researchers have the digital tools they need to support scientific excellence.

Strategic Innovation Fund supports large projects and national innovation ecosystems. Total investment leveraged – $67B.

11. Grant Events

Business Growth Program: The outcomes of this program include priority access to SSRIA funding and networking opportunities. Date: October 4, 2023.

Join us to learn about Opportunities for Emissions Reduction on October 4, 2023 at the Kahanoff Centre, main floor in Calgary Reads. Date: October 4, 2023.

2023 Canadian Greenhouse Conference. October 4 & 5, 2023.

Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Program Information Session. Date: October 5 and October 20, 2023.

Join Norquest for powering careers in Energy Efficiency sector. Date: October 11, 2023.

Launch Party, Edmonton Startup Week: a $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to one of the ten hottest startups in town. Date: October 12, 2023.

10 Peaks Innovation Xchange Student Conference: explore innovative pathways to guide the world toward a net zero future. Date: October 12, 2023.

BUILDEX Alberta: This year’s key themes include: Net Zero and High-Performance Buildings, Workforce Solutions, Retrofits & Repurposing Assets and Renewable Energy Solutions. Date: October 18 & 19, 2023.

Emotional Literacy for Entrepreneurs Free Virtual Workshop. Date: October 19, 2023.

Energy Innovation Fair: free public event that showcases the latest advancements in clean technology, energy efficiency, renewable and alternative energy, and innovative oil and gas technology unique to Alberta. Date: October 21, 2023.

Electricity Transformation Canada: learn and build partnerships at the largest conference and exhibition of the renewable energy and storage industry in Canada. Date: October 23-25, 2023.

AgeTech Innovation Week (ATIW) 2023. Date: October 23-27, 2023.

Climate Resilience Capacity Building (CRCB) Community of Practice: Date: October 24, 2023.

Inaugural Building for Sustainability Symposium. Date: November 5-6, 2023.

Rural Municipalities of Alberta – Fall Convention & Tradeshow. Date: November 6-9, 2023.

Get ready to learn, grow and connect at AgEx 2023! Registration will open soon. Date: November 21-23, 2023.

Agriculture, Producers & Value Add Ag Forum. Date: November 23, 2023.

ECO Impact 2024: Retrofitting the Workforce – Empowering Environmental Innovation. Date: February 8-9, 2024.

Technology Alberta Jobs Programs – Employer Info Session. Check the available schedule here.

12. Business Award Deadlines

2023 Wilson Loree Nomination is now open. Deadline: October 6, 2023.

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month – Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. Deadline: October 31, 2023.

Nominate a Powerful Woman. Nominations submitted after November 1 will be held for the following year.

I.D.E.A.L. Bioscience Employer Recognition Program. Deadline: November , 2023.

2024 Innovation Awards Application: Deadline: November 12, 2023.

Nominations for the 2023 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards are officially open until November 15, 2023.

Nominations for the 2024 Governor General Innovation Awards will open September 19 until November 16, 2023.

Alberta Agricultural Society Innovation Award nominations: Fall 2023.

Nominate a Top 50 CEO: Nomination closes on December 1, 2023.

Next Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations: Early 2024.

The Order of Canada honours people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation. Nominate someone today.

Alberta recognizes the best of the best of Alberta’s apprentices and employers. Learn more about available awards and nomination process.

NSERC prizes call for nominations now open. Deadline varies. Check here.

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