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Alberta Grant Gazette | February 1 of 2 – February 6

Alberta Grant Gazette February 1 of 2

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” — Carol Burnett


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

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1. Agriculture

2023 On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) funding will open on February 13, 2023. Applicants are eligible for multiple projects to a combined maximum grant payment of $75,000. Learn more.

Innovation Booster provides up to 50% of total eligible project costs to advance your food innovation and research outcomes. Intake 1 closes on March 3, 2023.

Food Innovation Challenge – Cultivating a resilient food future: Developing the end-to-end Cellular Food capacity for Canadian global leadership. Expression of Interest closes on March 27, 2023.

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

Agriculture Funding Consortium launches their 2023-24 call. Letters of Intent (LOI) is due on April 6, 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.

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

CFIN’s FoodTech Next program provides funding up to 50% of total eligible project costs, or $250,000. Program details and guides for 2023-2024 will be posted in Summer 2023. Stay tuned!

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.

AgriCommunication Program: up to $8 million federal initiative available. Apply now before funding has been fully committed.

Water Program: receive up to $25,000 per fiscal year of the program. Application is still ongoing.

2. Arts and Culture

Applications are now open for the 2023 – 2024 Operating Grant Program. Applications are now open for the 2023 – 2024 Operating Grant Program. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Edmonton Arts Council’s Grants for Individuals & Collectives is now open. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Artists and Education Funding supports Alberta schools by subsidizing fees of professional Alberta artists that provide interactive arts residency projects for grades K-12. Deadline: May 1, 2023.

Sector Innovation and Development component of Supporting Artistic Practice: access up to up to $50,000 per year. Next deadline: May 3, 2023.

Magazine Publishers Operating Grant provides funding to help over operating and specific business development related expenses. The intake period is open from April 1 to June 1 annually.

Representation and Promotion component of Arts Across Canada funds: funds up to $30,000 to travel linked to promotion and development of new markets for Canadian artists.

FACTOR’s Comprehensive Music Company is a full-length sound recording program. Eligible record labels may receive up to a maximum of $100,000.

Invent & Adapt 2022 support a wide range of work that is centered on reimagining and retooling an organization’s future with up to $30,000 funding. Apply now!

Local Journalism Initiative: Funding provides support for you to hire journalists or pay freelance journalists to produce civic journalism for underserved communities.

The Commemorate Canada program provides funding to initiatives that commemorate and celebrate historical figures, places, events and accomplishments of national significance.

The Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) is a sport funding program that contributes to the pursuit of excellence. Apply here.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check here to learn more about the resources available to manage your business during COVID-19.

4. Employment | Varies

Inventures Startup Pitch Event 2023. Win $10,000 in inventures startup pitch competition. Deadline: February 24, 2023.

TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program: provides subsidy up to $7000 to employers hiring students from under-represented groups. Application will open on February 15, 2023 for Summer 2023.

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) pilot project will end March 31, 2023. Send your application today before funding expires.

Science Horizons Youth Internship Program: wage subsidies up to $25,000. Learn more.

ICTC’s Youth Dividend program: receive support in the form of 100% wage subsidy up to a maximum of $22,540.

The Skilled Newcomer Internships for the Bio-economy is now accepting applicants. Access up to $20,000 wage subsidy.

ECO Canada’s Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP): eligible employers receive 50% wage coverage up to $15,000.

CareerLauncher’s Apprenticeships Program: receive up to $10,000 to hire a first-year apprentice in a Red Seal construction or manufacturing trade.

2023-2024 applications for Science and Technology (S&T) Internship Program – Green Jobs will open in Spring 2023.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant: Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees and unemployed Albertans access training opportunities.

5. Environment/CleanTech

Applications open for Green Freight Program and Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative. This call for proposals will close on March 13, 2023.

Challenge! NRC s seeking an aerosol particle charge conditioner that will induce a unipolar or bipolar charge distribution on a population of aerosol particles. Deadline: March 17, 2023.

Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program is extended until March 31, 2023. Apply now!

ERA is introducing the Comprehensive Energy Savings (CES) funding stream. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Energy Innovation Program – Carbon capture, utilization and storage RD&D Call – Storage & Transportation Focus Area: Deadline to submit EOI: April 17, 2023.

ERA’s Small Producers Energy Efficiency Deployment (SPEED): access up to $1 million for cost-effective energy and cost-saving technologies. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

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

NGIF Industry Grants offers a non-dilutive grant to startups that delivers solutions to challenges facing the natural gas sector. Learn more.

Energy Savings for Business: access up to $55 million in funding for Alberta business to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.

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!

6. Export

Taipei Sustainable Development Technology –  Canadian Technology Accelerator. Deadline: February 15, 2023.

Boston/Cambridge tech and life sciences – Canadian Technology Accelerator. Deadline: February 22, 2023.

Xecs, the Eureka cluster focused on electronic components and systems (ECS), has launched their second annual call for collaborative research and development project proposals. Project Outline Deadline:  February 23, 2023.

Startup Global: Pitch applications open Spring 2023.

Going Global Innovation (GGI) helps you pursue collaborative R&D opportunities abroad, with the aim to commercialize Canadian technologies. Learn more.

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.

Join a Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) to explore opportunities to grow your business in 12 global tech hubs worldwide. Learn more.

7. Indigenous

First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program. Deadline: February 7, 2023.

Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program is now open. Deadline: May 5, 2023.

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

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.

Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI): available funding per year is $1 million.

The Indigenous Habitat Participation Program grants provide funding to Indigenous communities who want to support and participate in consultation activities in relation to fish and fish habitat conservation.

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

8. Municipalities

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Challenge: Up to 2 grand prizes of CAD $1.25M open to all finalists participating in stage 3. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Electric Vehicles for Municipalities rebate deadline is extended until March 31, 2023. Apply now before the program ends.

A continuous intake of the Rural Transit Solutions Fund of the Capital Projects stream is open. Learn more.

Public Transit Infrastructure: Eligible municipalities can apply for funding to improve and expand existing public transit systems.

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

Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition aims to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. Apply here.

Study: Stormwater quality, municipal project: Grant: Up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $175,000.

Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program: receive up to $80,000 per project to invest in climate resilience capacity building. Application is first-come, first-served basis.

Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership: Eligible projects can receive up to 75% of project costs.

Community building recommissioning grant: Grant for a maximum of $55,000 to cover up to 60% of eligible costs.

Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) program supports economic development initiatives in the Prairie provinces.

Housing Supply Challenge: The challenge will distribute $300 million in funding over 5 years.

The Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program promotes and enhances the well-being of Albertans, families and communities.

9. Non-Profit

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Challenge: Up to 2 grand prizes of CAD $1.25M open to all finalists participating in stage 3. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

The Gay Lea Foundation accepts funding applications from registered Canadian charities working toward the relief of poverty. Spring funding application deadline: March 10, 2023.

Community Innitiatives Program (CIP) – Major Cultural and Sport Events grant: maximum funding available is $250,000. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

Community Facility Enhancement Program: access up to $1 million funding. Small Funding Stream: May 15, 2023; Large Funding Stream: June 15, 2023.

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.

10. Post Secondary | Varies

Early Intervention Strategy Small Scale Research program: supports scientific research that will reduce the risk of a spruce budworm (SBW) outbreak in Atlantic Canada. Deadline: February 10, 2023.

Partnership Grants—Stage 1: access up to $20,000 funding. Deadline: February 10, 2023.

College and Community Innovation program: College and Community Social Innovation Fund grants: Receive up to $120,000 per year. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

The College Fund supports projects that enhance Canadian colleges’ capacity to carry out applied research and technology development. Notices of Intent Deadline: April 7, 2023.

Collaborative Research and Training Experience program: value up to a maximum of $1.65M over six years. LOI Deadline: May 1, 2023.

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

Mitacs – Accelerate: Put your talent to work with a paid internship at an organization that needs your expertise. Funding starts at $15,000.

Mitacs Entrepreneur International offers travel grants  — up to $5,000 — to Canadian start-ups housed in an incubator linked to an academic institution. Application is ongoing.

Alberta Student Grants: provides assistance to students with a permanent disability or persistent or prolonged disability. Learn more.

Continuing Education Indigenous Entrance Awards: supports equitable and inclusive participation in lifelong learning opportunities for Indigenous Peoples. Up to $1,000 toward tuition fees.

11. Technology | Varies

Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022/23 Micro-grants. Applications will be accepted until February 14, 2023.

Protein Industries Canada accepting new AI project applications until February 15, 2023.

NGen is launching a $50 million AI for Manufacturing (AI4M) funding challenge! Submit your EOI by February 23, 2023.

U.S. military seeking international innovators specializing in advanced manufacturing and materials. Receive Up to $530,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: March 2, 2023.

The IDEaS program will be funding up to $3 million per successful proposal for quantum technologies in the defence and security domain. Deadline: March 7, 2023.

The Alberta Broadband Fund is now accepting application until March 20, 2023.

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.

Inventures 2023 Startup Pitch Event – Applications Now Open! It’s FREE to apply!

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

12. Grant Events

2023 Hydrogen Summit: Energizing the Hydrogen Transition in the Edmonton Region. Date: February 7, 2023.

Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC) 2023. Date: February 7 – 10, 2023.

Webinar | Going Electric: How EVs are transforming Calgary’s municipal vehicle fleet. Date: February 8, 2023.

CENGN Summit is back in person. Clear your calendars for February 9th, 2023.

New Food Invest 2023. Date: February 13, 2023.

Food, Fuel, & Fertilizer Business Summit. Date: February 14 – 15, 2023.

Information Session: Career Launcher Apprenticeships. Date: February 15, 2023March 23, 2023.

Webinar | The Electric Vehicle Landscape. Date: February 15, 2023.

Alberta Esports Expo. Date: February 18 – 19, 2023.

Webinar | Climate Resilience in Rural Communities: Summer Village of Ghost Lake. Date: February 21, 2023.

The Bridging the Gap Workshop seeks to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers. Date: February 27, 2023.

GLOBExCHANGE. Let’s win the race to net zero. Date: February 27 – March 1, 2023.

SXSW 2023 Music Festival line up announced. Date: March 10-19, 2023.

29th Annual Conference Energy Security: Price, Pace and Policy. Date: March 12-14, 2023.

Join the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association in a one-day conference focused on the future of plastics circularity in Alberta. Date: March 15, 2023.

Inventure$: The Startup and Innovation Event. Date: May 31 – June 2, 2023.

13. Business Award Deadlines

American Business Awards are the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. Early entry deadline: February 8, 2023; Late entry deadline: March 8, 2023.

Alberta Community Justice Awards. Deadline: February 10, 2023.

Nominations for the 32nd Annual Emerald Awards until February 14, 2023.

Nominate a remarkable Albertan from your community for consideration to receive the Alberta Order of Excellence. Annual deadline is February 15.

Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Final Deadline: February 24, 2023.

Energy Star Canada Awards: Nomination Deadline: March 6, 2023.

Alberta Business Awards of Distinction: Nominations are open until March 6, 2023.

Designalytics Effectiveness Award. Submit your packaging to Designalytics (FOR FREE!) by March 7.

PMI Professional Awards honors the people, PMOs, and project achievements. Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2023.

Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards: Nomination Deadline: March 24, 2023.

Nomination for RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards: Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program: Nomination Deadline: March 31 of each year.

Nominate someone who has made a lasting impact in the skilled trades or apprenticeship education to the Alberta Trades Hall of Fame. Annual deadline: March 31.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program is now open. Deadline: April 15, 2023.

Zayed Sustainability Prize has officially opened for submissions for its next cycle which will run until 2nd May 2023. Each winner will receive US$3 million Prize.

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

30 Under 30 Innovators: Submit a nomination now for 2023.

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

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