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Grant Gazette | January 1 of 2 – January 1, 2024

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“Hope is the raw material with which you build success.”
– Napoleon Hill

2024 Grants

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

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1. Agriculture

Application is now open for the  2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance program , providing livestock producers with up to $165 million to maintain breeding herds. Deadline: January 15, 2024.

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

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has launched the  Agricultural Methane Reduction Challenge , a $12 million funding opportunity aimed at decreasing methane emissions in the cattle sector. Deadline: February 7, 2024.

Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program : Year 2 intake will open on February 1, 2024.

Farm Technology Program  and Efficient Grain Handling Program : Eligible expenses will be cost-shared at 50% grant and 50% applicant. Programming will resume in April 2024, under Year 2 of Sustainable CAP. 

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.

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

The Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit (APITC) provides a 12% non-refundable tax credit. Up to $175 million in tax credits is available for each project.

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 : support research activities and projects that facilitate and focus on innovation and advancement.

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

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.

Digital Greenhouse program : Up to $50,000 funding available. Deadline: January 8, 2024.

CMF-Shaw Rocket Fund Kids Digital Animated Series Program : Deadline: January 10, 2024.

Translation component of Arts Across Canada  funds up to $25,000. Next deadline: January 10, 2024.

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

Artistic Catalysts component of Engage and Sustain : funds up to 50% of your total annual revenues, averaged over the last 3 years. Deadline: January 15, 2025.

Alberta Made Production Grant : The grant covers 25% of eligible Alberta production costs to a maximum of $125,000. Deadline: January 16, 2024.

Company Envelope: Top-Tier : maximum funding level for individual companies is up to $600,000; affiliated companies are capped at $800,000. Deadline: January 18, 2024.

Provincial Arts Service Organizations Operating Funding : designed to support your organization’s operations. Deadline: February 1, 2024.

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.

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.

Are you looking to hire a summer student? Here are 14 available summer student grants. List starts at the 15:33 mark. At the 29:39 mark you hear from an MP’s office, then from actually grant delivery agents. Many grants are federal. Feel free to share with your network.

3. Employment | Varies

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

Biotalent’s Student Work Placement Program  has reopened for January to March 2024 applications, with a limited capacity. Apply today before spots fill up!

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.

ICTC’s WIL Digital program  provides employers with a wage subsidy of up to $7,000 for underrepresented students. Winter 2023/2024 placements with start dates from January 2nd, 2024 to March 1st, 2024.

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. 

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

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.

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 – National Energy Systems Modelling Call  is now open for EoI until January 26, 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.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has launched the  Agricultural Methane Reduction Challenge , a $12 million funding opportunity aimed at decreasing methane emissions in the cattle sector. Deadline: February 7, 2024.

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

ClimateWest  has a total of $300,000 in funding available to support approved projects. Up to $50,000 may be awarded per project proposal. Deadline: February 20, 2024.

Energy Innovation Program – Carbon capture, utilization and storage RD&D Call – Utilization Focus Area  is now open until February 23, 2024.

Disaster Recovery Program  provides financial assistance for uninsurable loss and damage caused by emergencies and disasters. Deadline: February 26, 2024.

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

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. 

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

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5. Export

CanExport Associations : access up to $250,000 in annual funding. Application is until January 9, 2024.

United Kingdom Fintech – Canadian Technology Accelerator . Deadline: January 24, 2024.

Boston and San Francisco digital health – Canadian Technology Accelerator . Deadline: February 28, 2024.

Taipei artificial intelligence (AI) for technology- Canadian Technology Accelerator . Deadline: February 28, 2024.

ASEAN Watertech – Canadian Technology Accelerator . Deadline: March 6, 2024.

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. 

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  pprogram’s funding envelope has been increased by $4 million per year. Its total funding is $33 million for 3 years ($11 million per year, from 2023-2024 to 2025-2026). The next intake will be in the winter of 2024.

6. Indigenous

Small Community Opportunity Program : receive up to $100,000 funding for local projects. Deadline: January 10, 2023.

Ethnocultural Grant Program : provide funding for projects that encourage people to share, learn, appreciate, and respect cultural diversity. Deadline: January 26, 2024.

Listen, Hear our Voices: Library and Archives Canada (LAC)  will award eligible projects up to $100,000. Deadline: January 30, 2024.

ClimateWest  has a total of $300,000 in funding available to support approved projects. Up to $50,000 may be awarded per project proposal. Deadline: February 20, 2024.

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

Emergency Management Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness program : provides funding to build resiliency and prepare for natural hazards. Application is ongoing basis until the funds are exhausted or until March 31, 2024.

Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative : Applications will open in April 2024. 

Indigenous Clean Energy – Project Accelerator : $125,000 available to assist with the development of an energy efficiency project. 

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

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.

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7. Municipalities

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 – National Energy Systems Modelling Call  is now open for EoI until January 26, 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.

Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program  supports the development of digital technologies that create value and jobs while reducing emissions in the energy sector. Deadline: February 1, 2024.

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

ClimateWest  has a total of $300,000 in funding available to support approved projects. Up to $50,000 may be awarded per project proposal. Deadline: February 20, 2024.

Energy Innovation Program – Carbon capture, utilization and storage RD&D Call – Utilization Focus Area  is now open until February 23, 2024.

Local Government Fiscal Framework (LGFF) : funding mechanism that provides local governments with capital infrastructure and operating grant support.

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

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.

8. Non-Profit 

Community Facility Enhancement Program – Small Funding Stream : For financial assistance up to $125,000. Deadline: January 15, 2024.

Cultural Heritage Initiatives Program : provides up to $25,000 to eligible organizations. Deadline: January 15, 2024.

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project based grant stream : provide up to $75,000 funding. Deadline: January 15, 2024.

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Operating stream : provide up to $75,000 funding. Deadline: January 30, 2024.

ClimateWest  has a total of $300,000 in funding available to support approved projects. Up to $50,000 may be awarded per project proposal. Deadline: February 20, 2024.

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. 

9. Post Secondary | Varies

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

Partnership Engage Grants : provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities with up to $25,000 funding. Next deadline: March 15, 2024.

Alliance funding supports R&D collaborations between Canadian university researchers and partners from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. Application is ongoing.

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

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

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.

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10. Technology | Varies

MindFuel’s 2024 Tech Futures Challenge  is now open for application. Final registration until January 15, 2024. 

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

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

The  Artificial Intelligence for Design (AI for Design) Challenge  program develops and provides AI technologies and capabilities to accelerate discovery, R&D, and innovation processes.

International Technology Partnership Program : provides up to $250,000 in funding over a maximum eighteen month term.

Alberta Digital Traction  is a funding program of up to $50,000 for small-and medium-sized Alberta enterprises (SMEs). Application is ongoing.

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11. Grant Events

Cultural Heritage Initiatives Program (CHIP) Information Session . Date: January 8, 2024.

How to Submit a CIP Operating Application Through Front Office Webinar . Date: January 9, 2024.

CCUS RD&D – Utilization Expression of Interest Information Session . Date: January 16, 2024.

Low Carbon Economy Challenge webinar session . Date: January 16, 2024.

GHGT-17 Conference hosted by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) . Call For Abstracts – Now Open. Deadline: January 16, 2024. Event Date: October 20-24, 2024.

NSERC will offer webinars for research grants officers and potential applicants to present changes on the Alliance program . Date: January 23 and 31, 2024 (in French) and on January 24 and 30, 2024 (in English).

Smart Sustainable Tech Showcase : Date: February 29, 2024.

Alberta Energy Efficiency + Innovation Summit : Date: Calgary: April 23 & 24, 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

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.

American Business Awards : Entries for the 2024 (22nd) ABAs are now being accepted. Deadline: February 7, 2023.

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

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

Telly Awards  honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Final Deadline: February 23, 2024.

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

Entries for the 2024 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction will open on February 1, 2024.

Alberta Trades Hall of Fame : Nominate someone who has made significant contributions to the skilled trades or apprenticeship education. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year : 2024 nominations will open on March 1, 2024

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

Next Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations : Early 2024.

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 .

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

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