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Alberta Grant Gazette │ September 1 of 2 – September 4

Alberta Grant Gazette
September 1 of 2

“Self-discipline is the magic power that makes you virtually unstoppable.” Dan Kennedy

Grants, grants, grants…

Below are a number of grant deadlines, grant events, and business awards.

Have a great week!

David Kincade, MA Grant Writer Contact

Interested in export grants? I will be a guest speaker at a webinar hosted by St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce – Grow Your Business Internationally with Export Grants. September 22, 2023.

1. Agriculture

CFIN’s FoodTech Next program provides funding up to 50% of total eligible project costs, or $250,000. EoI Deadline: September 6, 2023.

AgriStability program has reopened for late participation. Alberta producers can sign up until September 29, 2023.

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

The African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP) will provide up to $23.4 million over 2 years. Application is now open until 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: The application intake period for the program is open.

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

Edmonton City Council approved funding of $1,500,000 for an Anti-racism Grant Program. Deadline: September 13, 2023.

Artist Development Microgrant: Total funding available for this program is $450,000 ($225,000 per intake). Intake 2 Deadline: September 27, 2023.

Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund support attendance or delivery of training that will develop skills in heritage conservation. Deadline: first working day of October.

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

Support for Eligible Music Companies program provides funding for business development initiatives that support the marketing and promotion. Deadlines: October 26, 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.

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

Edmonton Arts Council – Programming Grants are flexible and support non-profit arts and festival organizations. Deadline: December 1, 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.

Legacy Fund – Building Communities through Arts and Heritage: Recipients may receive up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenses up to a maximum of $500,000.

The Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) provides eligible production corporations with a tax credit at a rate of 16 percent. Learn more.

Next Intake: January 24, 2024

3. Employment | Varies

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

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

Clean Tech Internships: Up to $30,000 is available to cover 80% of an intern’s salary, training and wrap-around service costs.

Strengthening the Mining Industry Labour Market: MiHR’s Green Jobs Program provides wage subsidy up to $30,000.

Green Jobs Internship program: subsidize up to a maximum of $30,000 for youth ages 15 to 30 in the natural resources sector.

EHRC’s Discovering Potential Program: subsidize an internship and/or training opportunity up to a maximum of $24,000 per participant.

Youth in Natural Resources program: employers can receive 75% of the candidate’s wages covered up to a maximum of $18,000.

Boost Your Business Technology Grant: wage subsidy of up to $7,300 through the funded work placement.

TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program: receive up to $7000 per student and subsidize their wage.

BioTalent Canada’s Essential Skills Fundamentals Training Program offers professional development to new talent and enhances an employer’s onboarding program.

Workforce Partnerships grants provide funding to support labour market adjustment strategies and workforce development.

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) offers paid postgraduate internships for one-year appointments.

Research Affiliate Program: work part-time as a research affiliate with the Government of Canada, while pursuing your studies. Learn more.

4. Environment/CleanTech

XPRIZE Carbon Removal: $100M competition aimed at fighting climate change and rebalancing Earth’s carbon cycle. Submit an Intent to Compete by September 7, 2023.

Greener Neighbourhoods Pilot Program – Demonstration projects call is now open until September 14, 2023. Request up to $10,000,000.

Alberta Land Trust Grant Program helps establish and administer new conservation easements. Deadline: September 15, 2023.

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

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

SDTC’s nect Seed Funding Round: Fall Round accelerator nominations open September 18 until September 28, 2023.

NGIF Industry Grants is now accepting for its second deadline until November 1, 2023. Receive up to $1MM CAD, representing as much as 50% of a project’s qualifying expenses.

Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program provides upfront payment of up to $10,000 to switch from oil heating to new, energy efficient heat pumps.

Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program provides funding for renewable energy and capacity building projects and related energy efficiency measures.

Canada Greener Homes Grant: help homeowners save money, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors and fight climate change. Provides rebate up to $5,000.

Green Freight Program: Stream 1 of the Program is providing grant funding up to a maximum of $250,000 per applicant. Learn more.

The Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) is now accepting applications under a continuous intake process for Initial Recipient projects.

Low Carbon Economy Challenge: details on who can apply and when the next intake will be launched will be available later in 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

Canadian Technology Accelerators – United Kingdom digital health. Deadline: September 15, 2023.

Canadian Technology Accelerators – Taipei healthcare technology. Deadline: September 27, 2023.

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

Eurostars is the largest international funding program for SMEs seeking to collaborate on R&D projects projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialization.

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

Alberta Innovates is still accepting new applications for the Export Readiness – Micro Voucher.

Are you ready to go global or explore new markets? The Trade Accelerator Program is your ticket to take your business to the next level.

CIIP – Partnership Development Activities (PDAs): funding up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $15,000 for approved PDA Projects. Learn open activities and its deadlines.

6. Indigenous

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

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 Habitat Participation Program gives Indigenous communities opportunities to participate in the conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat. Learn more.

7. Municipalities

Greener Neighbourhoods Pilot Program Demonstration Projects Call for Proposals: request between $1,000,000 and $10,000,000 funding. Deadline: September 14, 2023.

Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program: applications are open for 2023-24. Deadline: September 15, 2023.

2023-24 Community Support Fund: support indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people with up to $200,000 funding. Deadline: October 6, 2023.

Rural Development & Promotion Fund supports tourism organizations in destination development and promotion initiatives with up to $100,000. Opens September 12 until October 13, 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.

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

Rural Transit Solutions Fund of the Capital Projects stream: applicants can apply for a contribution of up to $5 million. Application is ongoing.

Implementation Readiness Fund: provides funding to deploy greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction projects and remove barriers to low-carbon technology adoption and 2030 climate mitigation action.

Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) seek to invest in projects that integrate technologies leading to greater energy efficiency and explore bioenergy carbon capture in forest sector operations. Application is ongoing.

Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) in the Prairie provinces: Applications are eligible for a maximum of $10 million on any one project.

EIP – Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) Utilization: support the development of cost and energy efficient utilization pathways. EoI: Opening fall 2023. Stay tuned!

8. Non-Profit

Cultural Heritage Initiatives Grant: provides up to $25,000 to eligible organization. First Intake will be September 15, 2023.

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.

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.

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.

9. Post Secondary | Varies

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

Technology Access Centre grants: provide timely innovation support to a college’s community organizations with up to $350,000 per year. LoI deadline: September 6, 2023.

Innovation Catalyst Grant: successful fellows will be awarded up to $250,000 over 2 years in fellowship and seed funding. September 15, 2023.

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Access up to $400,000 funding. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund – Partnership with Stage 2 of the Canada Biomedical Research Fund. Deadline: September 7, 2023.

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Access up to $400,000 funding. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

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).

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.

10. Technology | Varies

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Shared Services Canada (SSC) are seeking the development of a digital asset solution. Deadline: September 21, 2023.

Shared Services Canada (SSC) and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) are seeking a solution to chain verifiable digital credentials. Deadline: September 26, 2023.

Collaboration innovation hub challenge: Shared Services Canada (SSC) is seeking a solution that will create a virtual space. Deadline: September 28, 2023.

Shared Services Canada (SSC) is seeking the development of a solution that will extend the reach of ultra-long-range wireless backhaul using High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS). Deadline: September 28, 2023.

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.

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.

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.

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

Calgary Arts Development is hosting three virtual ‘open office spaces’ over Zoom for Intake 2 of the 2023 Artist Development Microgrant. Check the schedule here.

Carbon Capture Canada 2023. Date: September 12 – 14, 2023.

Energy Works Career Expo: Participate in Canada’s National Energy Career Convention. Date: September 19 – 20, 2023.

Trash to treasure: Technologies for circular plastics. Date: September 26, 2023.

Alberta Power Symposium: learn about plans for transitioning to low emissions resources. Date: September 27-28, 2023.

2023 Alberta Municipalities Convention & Trade Show at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Date: September 27 – 29, 2023.

SSRIA Spotlight Series with ENMAX: Residential Energy Storage. Date: September 28, 2023.

Startup Canada Launches Cross-Canada Event Series for Early Stage Entrepreneurs. Calgary – September 28, 2023.

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

Team Canada Trade Missions to India and Japan is now both accepting expression of interest. Dates: India – October 9-13, 2023; Japan – October 30 – November 3, 2023.

BUILDEX returns to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre October 18 & 19, 2023 to explore the future of the built environment.

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.

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

Greenovation Award: Application is extended until September 6, 2023.

Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards: nominate a youth, adult or senior volunteer who has contributed to the well-being of their community. Deadline: September 15, 2023.

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

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.

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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David Kincade, MA
Grant Writer
Author of 100 Golden Grant Rules 780-297-6177

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