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Grant Gazette │ December 1 of 2 – December 4, 2023

Grants Are Rolling

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

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

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Have an amazing week!

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1. Agriculture

Agricultural Societies Infrastructure Revitalization Program : maximum amount of grant that may be awarded for a project is $100,000. Deadline: January 31, 2024.

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.

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.

Application is now open for the 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance Program . Access up to $165 million to maintain breeding herds.

Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Research and Innovation Stream : program funding is $50 million over 7 years, with this stream ending March 31, 2028.

Alberta is now accepting applications for the new Agri-processing Investment Tax Credit program .

Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Program : provides up to $500,000 per project and up to 75% of total project costs. Application is ongoing.

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

Emerging Opportunities Program : Maximum grant funding provided by this program is $1,000,000 per fiscal year, to a project maximum of $2,000,000. Apply now.

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

Protein Industries Canada – Capacity Building Program is focused on advancing Canada’s agrifood sector. Application is open.

Matching Investment Fund (MIF)  provides non-repayable contributions for product development projects on a matching investment basis.

Venture-Capital Ready is a training program designed to empower women in the agri-food sector.

2. Arts and Culture

Regional Production Funding – Canada Media Fund  provide funding to production across Canada. Deadline: December 7, 2023

Short-Term Projects – Canada Council for the Arts : up to $100,000 to support for any combination of eligible projects lasting up to 12 months. Next deadline: December 12, 2023.

Digital Creators Pilot Program awards up to $20,000 in funding to support the growth trajectory of mid-career Canadian digital content creators. Deadline: December 14, 2023.

Art for Social Change Public Art Residency : each artist or artist team will be paid $25,000 (not including GST) to participate. Deadline: January 5, 2024.

Documentary Heritage Communities Program : Application is now open until January 11, 2024.

The Accelerator Partnership Program (A2P) is designed to provide producers of digital media projects. Application is first come, first served. Closing date: February 8, 2024.

Woodcock Fund : aims to distribute more than $100,000 each year in grants ranging from $2,000 to $12,000, depending upon the severity of the emergency.

Creative Export Canada : The $11 million per year will be divided into 2 funding streams: the Export-Ready Stream and the new Export Development Stream. The next intake will be in the winter of 2024

FACTOR Video program : maximum of $40,000 in video funding is available per qualifying release per fiscal year, across all programs. Application is ongoing.

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3. Employment | Varies

Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component – Organizational Capacity Development Stream 1 . Up to $500,000 for a project that is up to 24 months in duration. Deadline: December 21, 2023.

Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component – Intersectional Capacity Development Stream 2 . Up to $700,000 for a project that is up to 24 months in duration. Deadline: December 21, 2023.

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides wage subsidies to employers to create quality summer work experiences for young people. Deadline: January 10, 2023.

TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program : up to $7000 subsidy available. Winter 2024 Program is still open.

Science Horizons Youth Internship Program covers the cost of a participant’s salary by 80% up to a maximum of $25,000.

Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages : benefit from salary subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth. Deadline: First come first serve to applications submitted after February 3rd.

Aviation Skills Grant : fund up to $30,000 per trainee for the duration of the program. Grants will be assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Deadline: December 13, 2023

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations : provides wage subsidies to eligible employers. 2024-2025 funding cycle deadline: January 19, 2024.

Hire a temporary foreign worker through the  Recognized Employer Pilot . Phase 1 is now ongoing. Applications for Phase 2 will start in January 2024.

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

Canada Green Corps : offers up to 75% wage subsidies to help organizations hire youth in the green economy.

Green Jobs Internship Program : subsides up to up to 75 per cent to a maximum of $24,000 for women and racialized youth.

Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-time taxable cash grant lifetime amount of $2,000 per person for registered apprentices.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice with a taxable grant worth $1,000 per level.

Foreign Credential Recognition Program : Funding to governments and organizations and community groups for programs that contribute to the integration of skilled newcomers and migrant workers.

4. Environment/CleanTech

Climate-Resilient Coastal Communities Program : may fund up to 100% of the total project costs. Deadline: December 13, 2023.

ERA’s $40 million Emerging Innovators Challenge  will help Alberta businesses de-risk projects and reduce the time it takes to get them to market. Deadline: December 14, 2023. 

Energy Innovation Program Smart Grid Demonstration Call for Proposals : request between $500,000 and $6,000,000 funding. Deadline: January 10, 2024.

Building Capacity with the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program : Request for Proposals intake window is now open until January 31, 2024.

Energy Innovation Program Smart Grid Regulatory Innovation Capacity Building Call for Proposals : request between $250,000 and $1,500,000 funding. Deadline: January 31, 2024.

Low Carbon Economy Challenge : application is now open until February 8, 2024.

Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk : Project funding usually ranges from $10,000 to $50,000 per project, per year. Application for projects commencing in 2024-2025 is now open.

Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program : provide eligible purchasing/leasing organizations with incentives of up to $200,000.

Green Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Program – Energy Efficiency Solutons : access funding up to $20 million per proposal. Next call is anticipated to be launched in early 2024. Stay tuned.

Ecosystem Development Partnerships Program : Building Alberta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating competitive advantage through collaboration. Application is continuous.

5. Export

Canada-Japan Corporate Co-innovation Program . Canadian registration deadline: December 4, 2023.

Canada–UK 2023-24 critical minerals sustainability and circularity call for proposals . Canadian registration deadline: December 15, 2023.

Canadian Biomanufacturing (of Advanced Therapies & Biologics) Technology Partnering Delegation to the United Kingdom . Deadline: December 15, 2023.

CanExport Associations : The 2024-25 application process is open until January 9, 2024. Access up to $250,000 in annual funding. 

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. 

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

International Technology Partnership  supports Alberta businesses with up to $250,000 to develop products or to conduct pilot tests with an international partner.

Creative Export Canada  provides up to $7M in funding per year to support export-ready projects. The next intake will be in the winter of 2024 (launch and deadline dates to be confirmed). Stay tuned!.

6. Indigenous

Indigenous Clean Energy – Project Accelerator : $125,000 available to assist with the development of an energy efficiency project. The first phase will occur in the program’s first six months (June – November 2023).

Circuit Rider Training Program : supported by Indigenous Services Canada with more than $12 million per year. Application is ongoing.

Funding for Indigenous-led awareness and education projects for cleaner transportation and clean fuels : continuous intake open until March 31, 2024.

Alberta Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative helps First Nations and Métis communities get the most out of their investments in clean energy projects. Learn more.

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program: Access to Business Opportunities : Eligible activities will be reimbursed for 100% of costs, to a maximum of $500,000.

Professional and Institutional Development Program funds projects that develop the capacity of First Nations and Inuit communities to perform core functions of government.

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

First Nations On-Reserve Housing Program helps provide more and better quality housing in First Nations communities in most of Canada.

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

Indigenous 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.

Aboriginal Business Investment Fund : provides up to $750,000 to support an Indigenous community-owned economic development project. That could be up to 100% of eligible project costs.

The Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative provides funding up to $100,000 for cultural or economic projects through two streams. Both streams are open for application.

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7. Municipalities

Canada Service Corps – Service Placements National Stream : funds up to $8,000,000 per fiscal year. Deadline: December 19, 2023.

Canada Service Corps – Service Placements Regional Stream : Up to $3,000,000 per fiscal year. Deadline: December 19, 2023. 

Canada Service Corps – Micro-grants Stream : provides up to $3,000,000. Deadline: December 19, 2023.

Northern and Regional Economic Development Program : receive up to $200,000 to support eligible project costs. Deadline: December 20, 2023.

Energy Innovation Program Smart Grid Demonstration Call for Proposals : Program funding for this call is open to projects that request between $500,000 and $6,000,000. Deadline: January 10, 2024. 

Energy Innovation Program Smart Grid Regulatory Innovation Capacity Building Call for Proposals : Program funding for this call is open to projects that request between $250,000 and $1,500,000. Deadline: January 31, 2024.

Low Carbon Economy Challenge : application is now open until February 8, 2024.

Youth Justice Services Funding Program (YJSFP) is a cost-shared contribution program with all provinces and territories for the delivery of youth justice programs and services.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Non-Profit 

Request community support from Chevron in Canada . Application is ongoing.

Canada Service Corps – Service Placements National Stream : funds up to $8,000,000 per fiscal year. Deadline: December 19, 2023.

Canada Service Corps – Service Placements Regional Stream : Up to $3,000,000 per fiscal year. Deadline: December 19, 2023. 

Canada Service Corps – Micro-grants Stream : provides up to $3,000,000. Deadline: December 19, 2023.

INOVAIT Pilot Fund : up to $125,000 to support collaborative R&D projects with an aim towards commercialization. Deadline: December 20, 2023.

Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Concept Development . Window # 2 Deadline: April 15, 2024.

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta. 

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. 

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9. Post Secondary | Varies

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

International Funding Opportunity: Knowledge Synthesis Grants on Evolving Narratives of Cultures and Histories . Deadline: December 14, 2023.

Persons Case Scholarship : 40 students will receive $2,500 each for their studies. Application through GATE until December 18, 2023.

Applied Research Tools and Instruments grants 2023 competition : access up to $200,000 grant. Deadline: January 16, 2024.

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

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

Applied Research and Development grants . Funding up to $150,000 per year.

Alberta Student Grants : Eligible students receive $425 per month of studies to a maximum of $5,100 per year.

Stem Cell Network announces $1 million in funding to further support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Transition to Adulthood Program will helping young adults find mentors, develop employment and life skills, attain post-secondary education.

Chief Justice Fraser Scholarship : Two scholarships of $12,500 each are available.

10. Technology | Varies

INOVAIT Pilot Fund : up to $125,000 to support collaborative R&D projects with an aim towards commercialization. Deadline: December 20, 2023.

The ACT Open Call is a funding scheme that can support innovative and international CCUS projects. Application is open throughout 2023 until December 31, 2023.

Inventures 2024 Startup Pitch Event – Applications Now Open! Apply and have a chance to score $10,000 in funding! Deadline: March 15, 2024.

NGen and Digital are now accepting projects for the Commercialization of Quantum Technologies program . More than $30 million of funding available.

Regional Quantum Initiative (RQI) in the Prairie Provinces : EOIs will be accepted on a continuous intake basis until the funding is fully allocated.

SDTC provides funding to promising sustainable technology development and demonstration projects that are start-ups or scale-ups. The average contribution is between $2 million and $4 million, with funds disbursed in five years or less.

Product Demonstration Program : Qualified SMEs may be eligible for up to $150,000 in funding over a maximum one-year term.

Scale AI’s Acceleration program : provides up to $50,000 to startup or SME focused on building applied AI products and services for supply chains. Learn more.

Digital Research Infrastructure Strategy to fund up to $375 million to ensure that Canadian researchers have the digital tools they need to support scientific excellence.

Strategic Innovation Fund supports large projects and national innovation ecosystems. Total investment leveraged – $67B. 

11. Grant Events

Application to speak at Inventures 2024 . Deadline: December 15, 2023.

INSanofi iDEA-TECH Awards North America : receive up to $150K seed funding. Deadline: December 15, 2023.

GHGT-17 Conference hosted by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) . Call For Abstracts – Now Open. Deadline: January 16, 2024.

Data Readiness Improvement Program (DRIP) is returning for its second cohort. Date: February 6 – March 21, 2024.

ECO Impact 2024: Retrofitting the Workforce – Empowering Environmental Innovation . Date: February 8-9, 2024.

Technology Alberta Jobs Programs – Employer Info Session. Check the available schedule  here .

12. Business Award Deadlines

Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Early Deadline: December 8, 2023; Final Deadline: February 23, 2024.

Entries for the 2024 American Business Awards are now being accepted. Second early-bird entry deadline: December 13, 2023.

AVA Digital Awards . Nomination deadline: December 14, 2023.

2024 Central Alberta Leadership In Health Awards . Deadline: January 15, 2024.

Nominations for the 2024 Volvo Environment Prize are accepted and must be submitted by January 20, 2024.

Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation : Deadlines for submissions is January 26, 2024.

Energy Globe Award : participate in the world’s most prestigious award for sustainability. Deadline: January 31, 2024.

Global Energy Show Awards : Call for submissions now open until February 2, 2024.

Nominations for the 33rd Annual Emerald Awards are open until February 12, 2024.

Made in Alberta Awards : One overall winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Alberta Community Justice Awards : The nomination deadline for the 2024 awards will be announced soon.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year : Nominations will open in early 2024.

Next Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations : Early 2024.

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

The  Order of Canada  honours people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation. Nominate someone today.

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

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

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