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Alberta Grant Gazette | January 2 of 2 – January 16

Alberta Grant Gazette January 2 of 2

“Our first attempt at an export grant by ourselves didn’t work, so we had one of our staff attend David’s grant writing seminar. David reviewed our paperwork and suggested several tips. When we resubmitted our application, we won. We definitely got value out of his grant writing seminar and recommend it to anyone applying for grants.”

Kelly Smith P.Eng., Founding Member and President of 5Blue Processing Equipment Inc.

Grants, grants, grants…

Hi Everyone,

A number of grant deadlines, grant events, and business awards are below.

Choose one and keep on rolling. Have a great week,

David Kincade, MA Grant Writer Contact

Class starts Wednesday January 25, 2023 9:00 AM MST

I offer live group Zoom information sessions for this course. You can pick a time and speak with me live using this link.

The course is eligible for training grants, such as the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. Students have been successful in obtaining this grant, making the entire course only $1,650 plus GST. The grant even covers up to 100% of the cost if you meet the unemployed criteria. You can find everything you need to apply for the grant, including the course syllabus, on this page.

1. Agriculture

Protein Industries Canada is now accepting AI project applications. Deadline: February 15, 2023.

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.

Dairy Direct Payment Program: $468 million will be made available up to March 31, 2023 in the form of direct payments to support dairy producers affected by the recent international trade agreements.

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

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream: access up to $1 million to fund processor retrofits. Funding expires by November 30, 2023.

Canadian Agriculture Strategic Priorities Program is a $10 million per year program of non-repayable contribution funding.

AgriRisk Initiatives: Administrative Capacity Building Stream is still open. Receive up to $5 million funding.

Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives Program: receive funding up to $250,000. Application is still open.

Water Program assists projects that enhances agricultural water management for continued growth and long-term success of the agriculture industry. Learn more.

2. Arts and Culture

Heritage Awareness Grants and Research grants provide matching grants of up to $25,000. The annual application deadline is the first working day of February.

Historic Resource Conservation Grants: maximum matching grants available up to $50,000 per historic place. The annual application deadline is the first working day of February.

Professional Development for Artists component of Explore and Create provides up to $10,000 to support  career growth of Canadian artists and artistic groups. Next cut-off date: February 1, 2023.

A third intake has been added to the Future Focus Granting Program. $400,000 funding available! Deadline: February 6, 2023.

Envelope Funding for Music Companies: maximum funding level for individual companies is up to $600,000; affiliated companies are capped at $800,000. Deadline: February 9, 2023.

Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding: access up to $15,000 grant to support your cultural or artistic projects. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

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

Culture and Status of Women grants: learn about funding opportunities for projects in areas of arts, culture, community, heritage, recreation, sport, and diversity and inclusion.

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

3. COVID

Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI): Deadline for the second round of the inclusive growth stream: June 2, 2023.

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

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.

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 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.

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 availble to manage your business during COVID-19.

4. Employment | Varies

Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP): Eligible organizations can apply for funding at a maximum of $10,000,000. Deadline: January 30, 2023.

First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program and First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program: application is now open until February 7, 2023.

Work-integrated Learning Industry Voucher pilot program: Interested employers and students can reach out to participating industry associations until 2023.

Technology Alberta FIRST Jobs Pilot Program: applications for companies and students are being accepted for 2023. Apply now!

Odyssey – Language Assistant Program: paid work experience that provides a taxable salary of $ 25,000 for a nine-month work term. Deadline: February 28 of every year.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable grant worth $3,000 per level. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Skilled Newcomer Internships for the Bio-economy is now accepting applicants. $20,000 wage subsidy available under this program.

Apprenticeship Service Program: approved employers may receive up tp $10,000 in financial incentive. Learn more.

TECHNATION’s Career Ready will open on January 1 for Winter 2023 program.  Receive up to $7000.00 subsidy.

Looking for training and wage subsidies for environmental jobs? Click here and choose from ECO employment programs.

Environmental Foreign Talent Development Program: provides training and funding for new immigrants to help remove the barriers to employment as newcomers to Canada. Learn more.

Google for Startups Accelerator Canada: A 10-week digital accelerator program for high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in Canada. Application is now open.

Trade Certification Program: Educating Small Businesses to Become Trade Ready in Grocery and Foodservice. Learn more.

5. Environment/CleanTech

Industrial Transformation Challenge: Up to $50 million to help the province’s industrial sector reduce emissions, improve competitiveness. Deadline: January 19, 2023.

Remote Area Heating Allowance (RAHA) program: provides direct rebates up to 25%. The program is scheduled to expire March 31, 2023.

Alberta Land Trust Grant Program helps establish and administer new conservation easements. Applications for funding in 2024 will open spring 2023.

Alberta Methane Emissions Program: Alt-FEMP program has a total of $10M funding available. Apply now.

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

Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program:  funding up to $80,000 per project. Application is a first-come, first-served basis. Apply now!

Expanded Technologies Pilot program: up to $1 million funding available. Expression of Interest will be accepted until May 1, 2023.

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. An additional $300 million is available until 2027.

6. Export

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

CIIP Collaborative research and development projects: Up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $600,000 for approved R&D Projects. Learn more.

Application is still open for the Export Readiness – Micro Voucher. Up to $20,000 grant available.

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

Interested to pursue international research and development collaboration with a foreign partner? Apply to Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP).

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.

7. Indigenous

Call for Expressions of Interest – Integrating First Nations’ Knowledge & Perspectives Natural Assets Inventory. Deadline: February 14, 2023.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Challenge is now open for application. Up to 2 grand prizes of CAD $1.25M open to all finalists. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

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.

Need funding for Indigenous-led clean production capacity projects? Apply here before funding expires.

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.

Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) provides financial support to Indigenous-led economic development projects in Canada’s forest sector. Funding available: $1 million per year.

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

Are you an indigenous business owner? Learn about the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program to know how to access non-repayable contributions to support your business.

$44.8 million funding initiative to create 12 new shelters for Indigenous women and children escaping family violence. Learn more about this opportunity.

8. Municipalities

Northern and Regional Economic Development Program. Deadline: January 22, 2023.

Call for Expressions of Interest – Integrating First Nations’ Knowledge & Perspectives Natural Assets Inventory. Deadline: February 14, 2023.

Electric Vehicles for Municipalities deadline has been extended to March 31, 2023.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Challenge is now open for application. Up to 2 grand prizes of CAD $1.25M open to all finalists. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Housing Supply Challenge: Round 4 – Building for the Future: Selected solutions will share a pool of $38.5M. Deadline: April 13, 2023.

Alberta’s government is reinstating fire services training grants. A total of $500,000 a year in grants will be available. Stay tuned for more details.

Alberta Community Partnership helps municipalities by providing support for regional collaboration and capacity building initiatives. Deadline varies on eligible projects and components.

Recreation Energy Conservation Program: available funding up to $750,000 funding. Application is first-come, first-serve basis.

Community building recommissioning grant provides up to $55,000 to cover up to 60% of eligible costs. Apply now before all funding is allocated.

Green and Inclusive Community Buildings: continuous intake is still open and provides up to $3 million funding.

9. Non-Profit

Northern and Regional Economic Development Program: receive up to $200,000 to support eligible project costs. Deadline: January 22, 2023.

Stabilize Program – Adapt and Innovate Stream: This funding will help protect and promote Alberta sport and cultural identity, support tourism, and restore community vibrancy. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Challenge is now open for application. Up to 2 grand prizes of CAD $1.25M open to all finalists. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Canada Post Community Foundation provides grants to projects that improves the life of children and youth. Next application opens in March 2023.

Housing Supply Challenge: Round 4 – Building for the Future: Selected solutions will share a pool of $38.5M. Deadline: April 13, 2023.

The Other Initiatives Program (OIP) provides financial assistance for community-based projects that fall outside the scope of all other Community Grants funding streams. Apply now.

Creating new child care spaces or starting new child care programs? Child care – Space Creation Grant application is ongoing.

Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD): Funding for projects that support business development and community economic growth.

10. Post Secondary | Varies

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program supports continuous professional development for physicians with up to $2,100. Deadline:  January 27, 2023.

Alliance International Quantum grants: Up to $25,000 for one year. Next deadline: January 31, 2023.

Connection Grants: access up to $50,000 or higher amounts can be considered if well justified. Next deadline: February 1, 2023.

Insight Development Grants: valued at $7,000 to $75,000 over one to two years. Deadline: February 2, 2023.

Collaborative Research and Training Experience program provides up to $150,000 in the first year and up to $300,000 for up to five subsequent years. Send your LoI until May 1, 2023.

Application is open to NSERC-National Science Foundation – Collaboration on quantum science and artificial intelligence. Click for more information.

Exceptional Opportunities Fund is designed to assist institutions and their partners in seizing such unique opportunities.

National Housing Strategy Longitudinal Outcomes Research Grant: a total of $4.8 million available in this program.

Imperial Research Grant: is made to full-time faculty members to support research work carried out by students under their direction. Learn more.

11. Technology | Varies

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is seeking to develop a portable test to detect Environmental Domoic Acid in marine waters. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

Financial support for technology innovation through NRC IRAP: access an increased funding threshold of up to $10 million for larger research and development projects.

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is offering SMEs a grant of up to $15,000 to upgrade or adopt digital technologies. Application is still ongoing.

High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge program: funding for projects is up to 2 years in duration with maximum funding of $100,000 CAD per year.

Alberta Digital Traction is a funding program of up to $50,000 to cover SMEs software development.

Remote Area Heating Allowance (RAHA) program is still accepting applications until March 31, 2023.

Connect to Innovate program committed $585 million to improve connectivity in over 975 rural and remote communities by 2023. Application is still ongoing.

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

Accelerating innovations to commercialization: Qualified SMEs may be eligible for up to $150,000 in funding over a maximum one-year term.

12. Grant Events

CRIN Money Talks: Accelerators. Date: January 18, 2023.

2023 Métis Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards event. Date: January 20, 2023.

Join the conversation with four successful women leaders in our next event of Women in Leadership series – Women Leaders panel discussion! Date: January 23, 2023.

Cleantech Forum North America will be back in Palm Springs, CA. Date: January 23-25, 2023.

Building a Sustainable Business: a webinar hosted by Startup Canada, in partnership with Canada’s Investment Readiness Program. Date: January 24, 2023.

CRIN – PTAC Digital Spotlight: Actionable Outcomes from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Date: January 26, 2023.

Calgary Arts Development shares information about their 2023 grant investment programs. Date: January 26, 2023.

Business Intelligence Webinar – Optimizing Your Business Productivity. Date: January 30, 2023.

Advancing Agrifood through Artificial Intelligence. Date: February 1, 2023.

Exploring Alberta’s Growing Environmental Workforce. Date: February 1, 2023.

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

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

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

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

Canada’s Agricultural Day will be celebrated on February 15, 2023! Mark your calendars now.

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

StrikeUP 2023: Free Digital Conference for Women Entrepreneurs. Date: March 2, 2023.

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

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

13. Business Award Deadlines

2023 Prime Minister’s Awards. Deadline:  January 17, 2023.

2022 Edmonton Arts Prizes. Deadline: January 20, 2023.

Global Energy Show Award Call for Submissions now open! Deadline: February 3, 2023.

Nominate a remarkable Albertan from your community for consideration to receive the Alberta Order of Excellence. Deadline: February 15, 2022.

The American Business Awards: Entry deadline is on February 8, 2022.

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

Nominations for the 32nd Annual Emerald Awards is now open until mid- February 2023.

Nomination for RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards will open on January 23, 2023. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

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 will launch on January 17. Deadline: April 15.

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.

Class starts Wednesday January 25, 2023 9:00 AM MST

I offer live group Zoom information sessions for this course. You can pick a time and speak with me live using this link.

The course is eligible for training grants, such as the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. Students have been successful in obtaining this grant, making the entire course only $1,650 plus GST. The grant even covers up to 100% of the cost if you meet the unemployed criteria. You can find everything you need to apply for the grant, including the course syllabus, on this page.

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For More Information Contact
David Kincade, MA
Grant Writer
Author of 100 Golden Grant Rules
albertabusinessgrants.ca
davidk@albertabusinessgrants.ca 780-297-6177

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