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GOVERNMENT GRANTS IN ALBERTA BY CATEGORY
- Best industries for grants
- Worst industries for grants
- All the grants by category: from toilet grants to frat house grants, we got a lot
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When I started writing government grants in Alberta, I quickly found a problem: where are all the grants?
Let me tell you finding grants has been an unbelievable experience for a number of reasons: quantity, format, name, level of government, amount, agency, out of date, and uniqueness.
Our database has over 600 grants in it. Think about that for a minute? That’s almost finding a new grant EVERYDAY FOR TWO YEARS!!!!!!
That’s a lot of grants. We still keep finding them.
What makes the process even more tricky is that every grant is formatted differently. EXHAUSTING. That’s why we created a proprietary “GRANT ON A PAGE.”
Have a peak at how good they look:
We have put EVERY SINGLE grant in the SAME format on a page!! You can quickly identify every single grant eligible for your business in one hour!
Can you image how long that would take you? It took us over two years!
YOU CAN HAVE ALL YOUR GRANTS IN AN HOUR. Call 780-297-6177 right away and get going. Ask to speak to Dave. Wait, it’s my cell; I’ll answer.
Another reason why it’s been so hard tracking down all these grants – they are NOT called grants. For government, “grants” is a dirty word.
Grants in government are called “support, fund, initiative, program, plan, service, stream, solution, partnership, opportunity, access, utilization.”
THROW ME A BONE
Please start calling a spade a spade. GRANTS! Sometimes I wish the private sector was in charge of giving out grants. It would be so funny. “Free money. Get it before it’s gone.”
Wait a minute, I just realized that’s my job.
So listen up everybody, here is my ad.
THE GOVERNMENT IS GIVING BILLIONS AWAY IN NO-STRINGS-ATTACHED MONEY. CALL 780-297-6177 TO GET YOUR MONEY NOW!
LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT
The next tricky piece in finding all these grants is level of government. The federal, provincial and municipal governments all have different programs, sorry, I mean GRANTS.
They even have grants for the SAME THING! The federal government has an export grant and so does the province. One can’t outdo the other – now, come on.
When you talk to entrepreneurs all day like I do, you know they need to make payroll. That’s tough, so I get the question all the time: “How much are these grants worth?”
Sometimes the answer is really clear, but sometimes it’s really vague. Don’t worry. We figure out the best answer on each grant page. Finding those simple answers can take time though.
Grants can also be hard to find and understand because they’re run by different looking agencies. “Emissions Reduction Alberta” is a branch of government – but it can difficult for a non-government person to understand.
OUT OF DATE
Or “Closed.” This term means the grants only open a few times a year. Don’t be discouraged, however. The best time to build a relationship with them is when you are NOT looking for money. When the competition opens up, you will be in a great spot.
Sometimes when we find a grant, we can’t even tell if it’s a grant or not. They can be so difficult to understand or have little information on them. Once we finally figure out if they are a grant, they make our list.
BEST BUSINESS FOR GOVERNMENT GRANTS IN ALBERTA
After building our database for years, we have finally been able to determine broadly where all the money is located.
The best industries for grants are agriculture, environment, and technology. If you’re reading this blog and are in one of these sectors, we need to talk. You are eligible for MILLIONS in grants.
On the contrary, the ABSOLUTE WORST categories for grants are start-up consultants. Seriously, you shouldn’t even be reading my blog. You are completely wasting your time, or are you? If you’re a consultant you could be an eligible expense for all these grants. So you’re not going to get the grant, but you could get a contract.
THE MOMENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
With the below list, I’m going to show you where all the money resides. I hope it saves you time and helps your business decisions.
Here are government grants in Alberta by category:
Aboriginal (a lot)
Countries (many grants for collaboration with other countries)
Entrepreneurship: special mention: http://microbusiness.ca/index.php?page=webpages&menucat=22&id=94&action=displaypage&side=1
Façade improvements (can you believe that?)
Frat house furniture: (I’m not kidding…check it out:
Small business (best is in USA)
Startup (not much. See this blog: https://albertabusinessgrants.ca/start-up)
Toilet replacement program (I just had to put that one in there. It’s real)
If you’re a for-profit or not-for-profit business in Alberta, you are eligible for government grants. Many of the grant agencies are accepting applications. Call today to get funded: 780.297.6177.
Have a great week!