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17 June 2024

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1. Agriculture

NEW! UFA Agricultural Community Foundation is pleased to present the 2024 Rural Communities Grant. Receive up to a total of $100,000 funding. Deadline: June 31, 2024.

UPDATE! Farm Technology Program and Efficient Grain Handling Program: expected to resume in Year 2 of the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP).

Alberta announces $50 million from TIER Fund for ERA’s annual Industrial Transformation Challenge: Access up to up to $10 million per project with a minimum request of $500,000. Deadline: June 21, 2024.

Nuffield Canada Scholarships: award up to six scholarships per year, valued at $20,000 CAD to Canadians with a passion for agriculture. Deadline: June 30, 2024. 

Protein Industries Canada is inviting skills development and training industry partners to address a shortage of skilled talent in Canada’s ingredient manufacturing and food processing sector. Deadline to submit proposal: July 19, 2024. 

2024-2025 Agriculture Funding Consortium: Full proposals due: July 31, 2024.

Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP): Total Funding Available: $6,000,000. Expression of Interest/Project Pitch Video Submission: Spring, 2025.

Value-Added Program. Invests in projects that increase company sales and production capacity, expand market opportunities and create jobs in Alberta. Stream A – Application window will close when funds are fully utilized and may reopen if new funds become available. 

On-Farm Value-Added Program. Helps primary producers grow sales, expand production capacity, explore market opportunities and create jobs in Alberta. Stream A – Application window will close when funds are fully utilized and may reopen if new funds become available.

FCC’s Sustainability Incentive Program: receive one payment per year at a maximum of $2,000. Most of the programs are now open! 

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.

Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit (APITC) provides a 12% non-refundable tax credit when corporations invest $10 million or more in a project to build or expand a value-added agri-processing facility in Alberta.

The On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) is now accepting applications for 2024. Apply now before funding limits are reached.

Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit (APITC) provides a 12% non-refundable tax credit when corporations invest $10 million or more in a project to build or expand a value-added agri-processing facility in Alberta.

Emerging Opportunities Program provides maximum grant funding to a project up to $2,000,000 funding.

Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program (RALP): program funding up to $300,000. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis within each intake cycle year.

The Water Program supports agricultural water management by helping primary producers adopt agriculture water better management practices and priority actions.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Prevention and Preparedness Stream: access up to $1M funding. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream: access up to $1M funding. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

Food Innovation Challenge – Cultivating a resilient food future: Developing the end-to-end Cellular Food capacity for Canadian global leadership. May open in 2025.

Between now and March 31, 2026, Protein Industries Canada will be investing $30 million into these artificial intelligence projects, benefiting the plant-based and agrifood sector.

AgriAssurance Program – National Industry Association Component: AAFC will contribute up to $1 million grant per year. Application is ongoing until September 30, 2027; however, the application period may close sooner if funding has been fully committed.

AgriAssurance Program – Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Component: AAFC contribution toward a project up to $50,000. Application is ongoing until September 30, 2027; however, the application period may close sooner if funding has been fully committed.

AgriMarketing Program: a $129.97-million program under the Sustainable CAP. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2027 or until funding has been fully committed.

AgriInnovate Program: funding up to $5,000,000. Applications is ongoing until the end of the program on March 31, 2028, or until funding has been fully committed.

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

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.

Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken: The program will provide over $44 million to the sector over the next 10 years.

Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP): provides non-repayable contributions of almost $759 million over 10 years. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2030.

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2. Arts and Culture

NEW! ISCP Residency in New York Funding: up to $15,000 for one three-month residency. Deadline: September 3, 3024. 

NEW! Major Sport Events grant program (MSE) is now open! Access up to $250,000 funding. Deadline: October 1, 2024. 

Strategic Innovation Fund: Cultivate Grants: funding up to $250,000. June 19, 2024, is your last chance to apply for a grant under this time-limited program. 

Sponsorship program allows FACTOR to support music-related projects and events with $30,000 funding. Period One Deadline: June 21, 2024. 

Circulation and Touring component of Arts Across Canada: funds up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $200 000. Deadline: Next deadlines: June 26, 2024; October 30, 2024.

Canada Arts Training Fund provides financial support to arts organizations that specialize in training artists for professional national or international artistic careers. Deadline: Every 30th of June.

Alberta Made Production Grant: covers 25% of eligible Alberta production costs to a maximum of $125,000; Training and Mentorship Incentive, a top-up of up to $35,000. Next application intake window: July 2 -16.

Alberta Music Travel Grant provides travel assistance to Alberta-based music companies, artists and individuals. Deadline: July 15, 2024; Next application period: July 2 –  October 31, 2024.

Springboard Grant: total funding envelope of $100,000 is available. The 2024 grant will be opening in July 2024, stay tuned.

Future Focus Program: There is a total of $400,000 available through the program in 2024. Deadline: August 16, 2024, November 1, 2024.

Honouring the Children Grant: The total budget for this program is $75,000. Applications is ongoing until funds are allocated or until August 15, 2024.

Original Peoples Investment Program. Application period: July 3 – September 18, 2024.

Sector Innovation and Development component of Supporting Artistic Practice: access up to $50 000. Project grants Deadline: October 16, 2024.

Film and Television Tax Credit offers a refundable Alberta tax credit on eligible production costs. Applicants may apply for either a 22% or 30% tax credit rate. 

Planning to apply to the Artist – Driven Organizations component of the Explore and Create program? The Canada Council for the Arts has extended the deadline from January 2024 to the spring of 2025. 

Translation component of Arts Across Canada: funds up to $25,000 for each translation, plus an Annual Supplement for targeted costs. Next deadline: September 25, 2024. 

Movable Cultural Property Grants help designated organizations acquire cultural property of outstanding significance and national importance to Canada. Application is ongoing. 

The Events component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program provides funding to community-based events.

Arts, culture and sports grants search: Find funding opportunities for projects in the areas of arts, culture, community, heritage, recreation, sport, and diversity and inclusion.

Legacy Fund – Building Communities through Arts and Heritage: access up to a maximum of $500,000.

Video program: A maximum of $40,000 in video funding is available per qualifying release per fiscal year, across all programs. Apply multiple times throughout the year.

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) provides eligible productions with a fully refundable tax credit, available at a rate of 25 per cent of the qualified labour expenditure. applications on an ongoing basis.

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3. Employment

NEW! Autism Calgary – Spectrum Advantage: a 4 month program that assists all participants with soft skill development and also includes financial assistance to participants.

NEW! DiversityWorks: employers are eligible to receive financial support to train and hire new employees. 

NEW! Lifemark is currently accepting applications for our Empower – Edmonton, Empower – Calgary, WORKforce, CARES, and ReadySetWORK programs. Learn more. 

NEW! Career and Employment Services – Strive 2 is a customized program to help individuals address and resolve their identified barriers, develop skills and secure/maintain employment. 

Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities – Employment Assistance Services: funding up to $10 million per project, per year. Deadline: June 20, 2024. 

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE): Applications are open for our next summer exchange program, running from June 29 to August 10, 2024. Few spots left. 

Clinical Research Internships: CRP up to $10,000 x 16 or more. Applications will re-open June 2024.

BioTalent Canada’s for SWPP 2024-2025 will now only be accepting applications for the term in which the placement is occurring. Next Deadlines: Spring/Summer 2024 – August 15, 2024; Fall 2024 term placements – December 6, 2024; Winter 2025 term placements – February 28, 2025.

GRIT (Get Ready in Trades) is a trades-focused career exploration and development program created for youth with disabilities and barriers to success. Application is ongoing. 

Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) Discovering Potential Program: provide subsidies of up to $24,000 to employers. Application is ongoing. End Date: March 31, 2025

Strive 4 Work: Fall intake will resume September 9, 2024. Apply and receive a living allowance of $15/hour while participating skills training. 

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program: new guidelines is now available! Choose a stream to find out how to get nominated. Learn here.

Alberta is Calling! Moving Bonus Program will give  $5,000 refundable tax credit to eligible skilled tradespersons who move to Alberta between May 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024. Eligible applicants can start applying on May 1, 2025.

Science Horizons Youth Internship Program: wage subsidies up to $25,000. Applications for 2024-2025 intake are open!

FIRST (First Industrial Research, Science, or Technology) Jobs placement program: waitlist is currently open. Register now!

Work-Sharing Program helps employers and employees avoid layoffs, when there is a temporary decrease in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. 

Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program: applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Computers for Schools Intern (CFSI) program seeks to enhance the employability and marketability of youth through internships. Application is ongoing.

TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program: An increased subsidy of 70% (to a maximum of $7000.00) is awarded to employers hiring students from under-represented groups

Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime: eligible parents with payments of $500 per week, paid every 2 weeks, for a maximum of 35 weeks over a period of 3 years.

Career Starter wage subsidy open for a limited time. Get up to $15k to hire young talent.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant: up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee.

The Student Work Placement Program gives post-secondary students across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study. Apply for wage subsidies through one of the following funding recipients find here.

ECO Canada’s Science Horizons Youth Internship: receive up to 80% wage coverage up to $25,000 of a candidate’s salary.

Environmental Jobs Growth Program: eligible employers receive up to $18,750 in wage funding. Application is open.

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade. Learn more.

Cybersecurity Training and Work Integrated Learning Program: employers can access a wage subsidy up to $7,000.

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

Career Launcher Apprenticeships: eligible employers can receive $10,000.

International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) offers Canadian youth to gain professional experience abroad in the field of international development. More internship opportunities are coming in 2024.

Indigenous Employment Training Partnerships provides grant funding to assist Indigenous individuals to gain the necessary skills training and work experience.

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

Apply for Apprenticeship and Industry Training Programs and Services.

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4. Environment/CleanTech

NEW! Bioenergy and Circular Economy: supports projects focused on renewable fuels, waste conversion and building a circular economy in plastics. Application is ongoing. 

$2.4 Million for Decentralised Energy Innovation Challenge. Deadline: June 21, 2024.

Alberta announces $50 million from TIER Fund for ERA’s annual Industrial Transformation Challenge: Access up to up to $10 million per project with a minimum request of $500,000. Deadline: June 21, 2024.

Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program: application is ongoing until Ongoing until June 30, 2024.

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. Ongoing until June 30, 2024.

Energy Innovation Program – Renewable Energy Demonstrations Call. Application is now open! Funding request up to $4,000,000. Deadline: Stream 1 – July 2, 2024; Stream 2 – September 26, 2024. 

Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk supports the development of Indigenous capacity to participate actively in the implementation of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Application for 2025-2026 will open in the fall of 2024. 

Alberta Land Trust Grant Program helps establish and administer new conservation easements. Check back for updates in late 2024.

Emissions Reduction Advancement Program: An industry-funded program established under the Clean Fuel Regulations that will support projects that reduce short term GHG emissions in Canada. More details will be available later in 2024. 

Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP): Total Funding Available: $6,000,000. Expression of Interest/Project Pitch Video Submission: TBC, 2025.

Critical Minerals and Emerging Tech: Supports development of next-generation materials, critical minerals, and end products for a better minerals and materials industry. Application is ongoing. 

Renewable and Alternative Energy Program: This program invests in projects to develop and deploy clean technologies to benefit Albertans and contribute to the province’s low-carbon economy. 

Methane Emissions Reduction Program supports technologies that detect, monitor, and mitigate methane emissions reductions from Alberta’s oil and gas industry. Application is ongoing. 

Recovery Technologies program advances technologies that improve hydrocarbon recovery while reducing associated emissions. 

Remote Area Heating Allowance (RAHA) program: currently scheduled to expire March 31, 2026. Rebates to Albertans of up to 25% of the cost of fuel.

Green Freight Program – Stream 1 is providing grant funding up to a maximum of $250,000 per Applicant towards Third-Party Fleet Energy Assessments and Truck/Trailer Equipment Retrofits.

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen Program invests in projects to adapt, develop, and deploy innovative clean technologies.

AMEP technology development trials funding is to expedite the commerciality of new technologies. grant is up to 100% of the cost.

Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program provides grants to companies to attract investment in new or expanded market-driven petrochemical facilities.

Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program: still accepting applications under these streams: Biomass heating, district heating, and combined heat and power systems and Research, Development, and Demonstration projects.

Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund provides funding directly to provinces and territories to help them reduce carbon pollution, meet Canada’s 2030 climate target, and support our goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.  

5. Export

NEW! Eurogia Cluster’s 26th call for proposals: clean technologies. Deadline: June 27, 2024. 

NEW! Canadian quantum technology co-innovation mission to Japan – October 21 to 25, 2024. Deadline: June 30, 2024. 

NEW! Canadian AI for supply Chains technology co-innovation mission to Singapore – October 28 to 31, 2024. Deadline: June 30, 2024. 

Canada-India 2024-25 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals. Canadian Registration Deadline: June 19, 2024; EoI Deadline: August 16, 2024; Proposal: October 31, 2024. 

Canada-Germany 3+2 collaborative call for proposals on battery material discovery and processing.  Canadian registration deadline: June 24, 2024. 

Canada-Germany 3+2 collaborative call for proposals on battery material discovery and processing. Canadian registration deadline: June 24, 2024; Canadian expression of interest deadline: July 5, 2024.
 
 
 
 

2024 Transformation Competition: access up to $4,000,000 per year (including indirect costs). Full application deadline: September 5, 2024.

Alberta Export ExpansionProgram. Open now.

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 that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialization.

The Creative Export Strategy helps Canadian creative industries maximize their export potential and stand out in the global market. Eligible projects can receive up to $2.5 million in funding. Learn more.

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for expansion into international markets.

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6. Indigenous

Equitable Access to Reading Program (EARP) – 2024 Call for Proposals: grant up to $6,000,000 per project. Deadline: June 19, 2024.

The Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative provides funding up to $100,000. Application is now ongoing through 2 intake periods: Deadlines: 1st Intake- Open until June 30, 2024; 2nd Intake: July 1 to October 31, 2024.

Energy Innovation Program – Renewable Energy Demonstrations Call. Application is now open! Funding request up to $4,000,000. Deadline: Stream 1 – July 2, 2024; Stream 2 – September 26, 2024. 

Community Support Fund (CSF): receive a maximum of $200,000 to support their projects or initiatives that address violence, increase safety, and increase economic security of Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people. Deadline: July 12, 2024. 

Accessible Canada – National AccessAbility Week Funding – 2025 and 2026: Up to $100,000 or $200,000 (with special requirements) for a project that is up to 2 years. Deadline: July 17, 2024. 

Enabling Accessibility Fund – Small Projects Component: access up to $125,000 funding. Deadline: July 23, 2024. 

Aboriginal Business Investment Fund: provides up to $750,000 funding. 2024-25 application period is now open until September 15, 2024.

Northern and Regional Economic Development (NRED) Program: approved applicants are eligible to receive between $20,000 to $200,000 to support eligible project costs. Next application intake: Fall 2024. 

Enabling Accessibility Fund – Youth Innovation Component – funding program. Deadline: October 4, 2024. 

Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund – Indigenous Grants Program. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

Codes Acceleration Fund (for Indigenous applications only): A total of $100 million available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption to fight climate change. Application until March 31, 2027 or until funds are exhausted. 

Aboriginal Futures offers a Wage Subsidy program intended to assist First Nations and Inuit people who live in Calgary and the surrounding area secure employment. 

Aboriginal Futures offers a Post Secondary Summer Employment Program: Financial assistance is provided towards the wage of a student and encourages employers to hire post secondary students for summer employment. 

Affordable Housing Investment Program: City of Edmonton provides up to 25% of total capital costs for affordable housing. 

Emergency Management Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness program: The 2024 to 2025 period to submit proposals is now open until funding is spent.

Funding for Indigenous-led awareness and education projects for cleaner transportation and clean fuels. Call for proposals with continuous intake open until March 31, 2025, or until funds are fully allocated.

Indigenous Leadership Fund: provides up to $180 million by 2029 to support climate action by Indigenous peoples. Call for proposals is open until March 31, 2027.

Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund provides national funding to support the delivery of innovative, community-based programs in mental health promotion. Application is ongoing. 

The Health Services Integration Fund (HSIF) is an initiative supporting collaborative planning and multi-year projects aimed at better meeting the health-care needs of First Nations and Inuit. 

Public Land Trails Grant Program enhance recreation management on designated public land trails on provincial Crown land by providing funding opportunities for recreation partners. 

Wah-ila-toos: Funding opportunities help advance Indigenous-led climate action, support local economic development and create skilled jobs while reducing pollution and improving air quality. There is no deadline to apply, subject to available funds.

Safe Community First Responder Program: grants for safety equipment, professional training, or safety education programs to emergency response organizations. Application is ongoing.

Indigenous Artist Microgrant provides one-time funding to First Nation, Metis and Inuit individual artists. Application is now open.

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program: Access to Capital: Indigenous entrepreneurs may receive up to $99,999 in funding assistance.

Circuit Rider Training Program: provides training and mentoring services to operators of First Nations drinking water and wastewater systems. Learn more.

Rupertsland Institute’s Apprenticeship Service Program (ASP) supports employers and inspiring trades workers by creating apprenticeship opportunities. Learn more.

Funding for Indigenous-led clean production capacity projects is still accepting applications until funding is no longer available. Apply now.

Band Support Funding helps First Nations with the costs of local government and with administering services. Learn more.

The Emergency management Assistance Program (EMAP) allows for the purchase of low-value equipment for emergency preparedness and mitigation projects. Apply here.

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

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

7. Municipalities

NEW! STEM Youth Awareness Program: Scale AI is investing up to $1 million in this program. Approved projects can be reimbursed for up to 100% of eligible associated costs. 

Energy Innovation Program – Renewable Energy Demonstrations Call. Application is now open! Funding request up to $4,000,000. Deadline: Stream 1 – July 2, 2024; Stream 2 – September 26, 2024. 

Community Support Fund (CSF): receive a maximum of $200,000 to support their projects or initiatives that address violence, increase safety, and increase economic security of Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people. Deadline: July 12, 2024. 

Community Development Grants: help organizations develop or sustain sports and recreation programming for kids in financial need or youth with disabilities. Intake 3 opens June 10 until July 12, 2024.

Accessible Canada – National AccessAbility Week Funding – 2025 and 2026: Up to $100,000 or $200,000 (with special requirements) for a project that is up to 2 years. Deadline: July 17, 2024. 

Enabling Accessibility Fund – Small Projects Component: access up to $125,000 funding. Deadline: July 23, 2024. 

Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program: updates on the program may be available in spring/summer 2024.

Alberta Community Partnership: This program helps municipalities by providing support for regional collaboration and capacity building initiatives. In total, the 2024-25 ACP budget is $15.4 million. Updated guideline and deadlines will be posted by summer 2024. Stay tuned!

Northern and Regional Economic Development (NRED) Program: approved applicants are eligible to receive between $20,000 to $200,000 to support eligible project costs. Next application intake: Fall 2024.

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund: 2024 grant cycle is open until September 30, 2024.

Enabling Accessibility Fund – Youth Innovation Component – funding program. Deadline: October 4, 2024. 

Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) – Programming: Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters provides support of up to $1,000,000. Next Deadline: October 15 for projects which will occur after April 1st of the following year.

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP): Municipalities can apply for funding for projects to develop and maintain local transportation infrastructure. Open until November 30 for funding in the following year.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Prevention and Preparedness Stream: provide up to $23.4 million over 2 years. Application is ongoing until November 30, 2024.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream: Application is open until November 30, 2024, or until funding has been exhausted.

Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund – Indigenous Grants Program. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) Discovering Potential Program: provide subsidies of up to $24,000 to employers. Application is ongoing. End Date: March 31, 2025.

Research Collaboration: MITACS Supports AI – covers up to 50% of your project cost. Application is ongoing. 

Forgivable loanCanada Greener Affordable Housing: fund 100% of eligible retrofit costs, up to $170,000 per unit.

Public Land Trails Grant Program enhance recreation management on designated public land trails on provincial Crown land by providing funding opportunities for recreation partners. 

Methane Emissions Reduction Program supports technologies that detect, monitor, and mitigate methane emissions reductions from Alberta’s oil and gas industry. Application is ongoing. 

Recovery Technologies program advances technologies that improve hydrocarbon recovery while reducing associated emissions.

Community Energy Conservation (CEC) program will provide financial rebates to municipalities. Funding will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and is expected to launch in 2024.

Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) program allows municipalities to borrow against future property tax revenues to help pay for infrastructure development required in a specific area.

Municipal Energy Managers Program applications is now open and will be accepted until March 2026 or earlier if funding is fully allocated.

Water Innovation Program: funds projects that lead to safe, secure drinking water; healthy aquatic ecosystems; and reliable water supplies for a sustainable economy.

Safe Community First Responder Program: grants for safety equipment, professional training, or safety education programs to emergency response organizations. Application is ongoing.

Wah-ila-toos: Funding opportunities help advance Indigenous-led climate action, support local economic development and create skilled jobs while reducing pollution and improving air quality. There is no deadline to apply, subject to available funds.

Wetland Replacement Program: apply for funding to construct or restore wetlands. Accepts applications year-round.

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen Program invests in projects to adapt, develop, and deploy innovative clean technologies.

Infrastructure Canada is now accepting applications for both the planning and capital funding streams of the Zero Emission Transit Fund.

Rural Transit Solutions Fund Planning and Design Projects stream remains open: up to $50,000 in support of communities’ projects to plan and design new or expanded transit solutions for their communities.

Resiliency and Public Trust Program: access funding up to $500,000 per year under your grant agreement. Limited funding available. Apply now.

Local Government Fiscal Framework – Capital funding: local governments will receive a total of $722 million funding to support infrastructure and economic projects in Alberta communities.

Local Government Fiscal Framework – Operating funding: Operating funding is $60 million annually to support capacity building activities, municipal services and planning activities.

RDAR’s Accelerating Agricultural Innovations (AAI) 2.0 program is still open.

The Bitumen Partial Upgrading program supports technologies that enhance the value of a processed barrel of bitumen while reducing associated emissions.

The Bitumen Beyond Combustion (BBC) program develops technologies that convert Alberta oil sands components into value added products.

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.

Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) is a permanent source of funding, delivers over $2 billion every year to 3600 communities across the country.

Foreign Credential Recognition Program: provides funding for programs that contribute to the integration of skilled newcomers in their field or related field of study.

Land and Biodiversity Program funds projects that reduce the impact of natural resource development on the land and environment. Application is ongoing.

Hydrogen Centre of Excellence – Services Capacity provides up to $500,000 per project. Continuous intake until March 31, 2026.

Community Energy Conservation Program: access up to $500,000 to support energy audits or retrofits in a variety of municipally owned facilities. Deadline: March 2026 or upon funding becoming fully allocated, whichever comes first.

Green Freight Program: Stream 1 (Assess and Retrofit): is providing grant funding up to a maximum of $250,000. Continuous intake basis until March 31, 2027.

AgriScience Program – Projects provide maximum funding for any single project is $5 million. The program ends March 31, 2028.

Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership: provides cost-shared funding to eligible municipalities to help build municipal facilities for water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment and disposal.

Water for Life program: Municipalities can apply for funding for new regional water supply and treatment facilities, and wastewater treatment facilities.

FCM Green Municipal Fund has updated their funding. Check here.

8. Non-Profit

Equitable Access to Reading Program (EARP) – 2024 Call for Proposals: grant up to $6,000,000 per project. Deadline: June 19, 2024.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s pioneering global sustainability and humanitarian award, has officially announced that the 2025 cycle is now open for submissions. Deadline: June 23, 2024.

Active Communities Initiative: Funding capital projects that generate sport and recreation opportunities for Albertans. Invitation to Submit Full Application – June 30, 2024; Application deadline – August 31, 2024.

Energy Innovation Program – Renewable Energy Demonstrations Call. Application is now open! Funding request up to $4,000,000. Deadline: Stream 1 – July 2, 2024; Stream 2 – September 26, 2024. 

Accessible Canada – National AccessAbility Week Funding – 2025 and 2026: Up to $100,000 or $200,000 (with special requirements) for a project that is up to 2 years. Deadline: July 17, 2024. 

Enabling Accessibility Fund – Small Projects Component: access up to $125,000 funding. Deadline: July 23, 2024. 

College Fund: up to a maximum of 40 percent of the total eligible costs of the infrastructure projects it supports. Proposal Deadline: September 17, 2024. 

Affordable Housing Partnership Program: apply for funding for innovative and sustainable affordable housing projects. The next intake period is expected to open in fall 2024.

Northern and Regional Economic Development (NRED) Program: approved applicants are eligible to receive between $20,000 to $200,000 to support eligible project costs. Next application intake: Fall 2024.

Enabling Accessibility Fund – Youth Innovation Component – funding program. Deadline: October 4, 2024. 

Outreach Initiative Grants and Contributions Program support non-profit organizations or charities for a variety of science- or innovation-based initiatives or projects. Applications are accepted on a semi-annual basis. Annual Deadline: October 10, 2024.

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s Environmental Grants: to open mid-December for the 2024 intake.

Affordable Housing Investment Program: City of Edmonton provides up to 25% of total capital costs for affordable housing. 

$627 million bilateral funding agreement with the federal government to support home care and continuing care home initiatives

Public Land Trails Grant Program enhance recreation management on designated public land trails on provincial Crown land by providing funding opportunities for recreation partners. 

Safe Community First Responder Program: grants for safety equipment, professional training, or safety education programs to emergency response organizations. Application is ongoing.

Wetland Replacement Program: apply for funding to construct or restore wetlands. Accepts applications year-round.

Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) in the Prairie provinces creates, grows and nurtures inclusive regional ecosystems that support companies to innovate, grow and compete.

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

NEW! Discovery Grants (individual) program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals. Deadline August 1, 2024 (notification of intent to apply); November 1, 2024 (full application). 

NEW! Bioenergy and Circular Economy: supports projects focused on renewable fuels, waste conversion and building a circular economy in plastics. Application is ongoing. 

High School Youth Researcher Summer Program: designed to provide summer experiential learning opportunities for Alberta-based high school students that are interested in emerging technologies, research commercialization and cross-disciplinary research in health. 

Equitable Access to Reading Program (EARP) – 2024 Call for Proposals: grant up to $6,000,000 per project. Deadline: June 19, 2024.

The August 1 deadline for Connection Grants has moved forward to June 20.  Grant up to $50,000. 

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Concepts: Up to $600,000 CAD per project for a maximum of 36 months. Submission Deadline: July 12, 2024.

Solar Alberta Diversity Scholarship: this $2000 scholarship is intended for equity-deserving individuals facing barriers to equal access, opportunities, and resources due to disadvantage and/or discrimination. Deadline: July 31. 2024.

The 2024 Housing Research Awards competition is now open! Up to $25,000 prize awaits. Deadline: August 23, 2024.

2024 Exploration Competition: funding Up to $125,000 per year (including indirect costs). Notice of intent to apply deadline: August 27, 2024.

Lab to Market grants: Up to $10 million per year. Full Application Deadline: September 9, 2024.

Idea to Innovation grants application deadlines: June 25, 2024; September 16, 2024. 

College Fund: up to a maximum of 40 percent of the total eligible costs of the infrastructure projects it supports. Proposal Deadline: September 17, 2024. 

Collaborative Research and Training Experience program: value up to a maximum of $1.65M over six years. Application Deadline: September 22, 2024

Innovation Catalyst Grant: Successful applicants (Fellows) will be awarded up to $250,000 over 2 years in fellowship and seed funding. Deadline is September 15, 2024.

2025 Innovation Fund draft call for proposals is ready for feedback. The deadline to submit notices of intent is October 1, 2024.

John R. Evans Leaders Fund: SIF-eligible institution can draw from this fund to a maximum of $400,000 or $800,000. Deadline: October 15, 2024.

Discovery Horizons (pilot): access up to $100,000 per year for five years. Full Application Deadline: October 18, 2024. 

Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN): up to $30,000 bursary per learner. The application is first-come, first-served.

Globalink Research Award: the $6,000 award allows talented researchers to undertake 12- to 24-week projects with a host supervisor in Canada. Application is ongoing. 

Innovation Canada Foundation for Innovation: browse different funds to find new competitions and deadlines to submit proposals.

Mitacs Elevate includes a research management training program and a postdoctoral fellowship. Your partner organization’s financial contribution starts at $30,000 per year.

NSERC Alliance Grants support research projects with up to $1 million per year for 5 years. Application is ongoing.

Summer Research Studentships: The award is meant to encourage students to consider pursuing formal training and a career in health research.

Applied Research and Development grants: funds up to $150,000 per year up to 3 years.

Canada Learning Bond (CLB) provides an additional incentive of up to $2,000 to help low-income families start saving early for their child’s education after high school (post-secondary education).

Check out NSERC’s Alliance funding programs here. Application is ongoing. 

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10. Technology | Varies

NEW! STEM Youth Awareness Program: Scale AI is investing up to $1 million in this program. Approved projects can be reimbursed for up to 100% of eligible associated costs. 

NEW! Alberta Digital Traction Program: program provides up to $50,000 in non-dilutive funding, business coaching, and support to attain digital traction. Application is ongoing. 

$2.4 Million for Decentralised Energy Innovation Challenge. Deadline: June 21, 2024.

Calling organizations that host free tax clinics – apply now for the CVITP grant! Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Ideation Fund enables NRC researchers to explore transformative research ideas in collaboration with external partners such as academic institutions and small and medium-sized enterprises. Calls for NRC proposals open annually in May.

Alberta Broadband Fund – Stream 2 will support the most remote and hardest to connect households that will not benefit from other broadband expansion projects. Applications will open in 2024.

Research Collaboration: MITACS Supports AI – covers up to 50% of your project cost. Application is ongoing. 

Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP): Total Funding Available: $6,000,000. Expression of Interest/Project Pitch Video Submission: Spring, 2025.

$627 million bilateral funding agreement with the federal government to support home care and continuing care home initiatives

SSRIA’s Business Growth Program is Open! There are only 10 spots left. Apply today.

AMEP New Technology Trials application is now open. Technology Trials are funded for up to 100% of the cost.

ElevateIP Alberta gives you access to the funding, support, resources and tools you need to protect your startup’s intellectual property (IP) and grow your business.

NRC IRAP provide provides funding to support research and development projects at various stages of the innovation cycle.

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.

Accelerate Fund: $23 million angel matching fund available for Alberta startups. Application is ongoing.

Product Demonstration Program provides up to $150,000 to Alberta tech companies who want to commercialize their products and achieve optimal market position. Learn more.

The Boost Your Business Technology grant offers Canadian-owned SMEs support to adopt new technologies in order to increase competitiveness and resilience. Learn more.

The Bitumen Partial Upgrading program supports technologies that enhance the value of a processed barrel of bitumen while reducing associated emissions.

Alberta Digital Literacy Program: free, self-guided program available to anyone looking to build or improve their existing digital literacy skills.

11. Grant Events 

2025 Innovation Fund Information Session. Date: June 18, 2024.

ERA’s 15th Anniversary Event. Date: June 18, 2024.

Virtual Information Sessions: Enabling Accessibility Fund – Small Projects Component. Dates: June 18, 26, July 9 (English); June 20, 27, July 10 (French). 

SSRIA Lunch & Learn: Eco Positive Factory Built Construction with ETA Solutions. Date: June 19, 2024. 

The Alberta Society of Artists invites Alberta artists (18 years of age or older) to submit to the exhibition Consumerism: Social Definition. Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2024. Exhibition location is the Western GM Gallery, Drumheller, Alberta: October 2024.

Information Session: Enabling Accessibility Fund – Youth Innovation Component – funding program. Date: August 28, September 25 (English); August 29, September 26 (French). 

17th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-17) conference. Date: October 20-24, 2024.

Virtual learning sessions for employers across Canada. Schedule varies.

Mitacs Training provides professional skills development courses. Check here their calendar to learn more about their monthly course offerings.

Check out Women Building Futures driver training programs. Click here.

Co-op Hiring Fundamentals: Check here the upcoming info-sessions schedule.

12. Business Award Deadlines

Alberta Newcomer Recognition Awards. Nomination deadline is June 20, 2024.

Digiday Awards is the industry’s annual recognition of the companies, campaigns and creatives modernizing media and marketing. $599 per entry. Regular deadline: June 21, 2024.

Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards: Nominations will be accepted until June 30, 2024.

30 Under 30 Innovators: Submit a nomination now. Nominations submitted after July 1 will be held for the following year.

Airdrie Business Awards: nominate a business or organization. Deadline: July 28, 2024. 

Nominate a powerful woman. Nominations submitted after October 1 will be held for the following year.

Alberta Agricultural Society Innovation Award. Next application cycle: October 2024.

Age-friendly Alberta Recognition Award acknowledges communities who have taken steps to become more age-friendly.  Nomination is ongoing. 

Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program. Nominate a volunteer today.

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.

Alberta Northern Lights – Nominate a volunteer.

Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award. Application is ongoing.

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

13. Government Update

A joint investment between Alberta and the federal government will connect 14,000 more rural Alberta households to high-speed internet

CFI supports Canada Research Chairs in tackling national and global challenges

Growing Alberta’s reputation as a sport destination

Alberta’s government is providing grants to rural and remote municipalities to support new road, bridge, community airport, and water infrastructure projects

Alberta’s government is providing rural communities with more than $3.2 million in grants for local projects that drive innovation and growth in rural areas.  

Winners from annual Greenhouse Competitions announced. 


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