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Grant Gazette | January 2 of 2 – January 15, 2024

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“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author
 
 
Hi Everyone,

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

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  4. If you’re a municipality and you missed the Your Grant Calendar webinar, you can watch is on Youtube. Also, we have another webinar on Feb 6, 2024 at 10am MST happening for you called “Meeting Grant Agencies.” We will have a municipal grant agency in attendance.  
 
Have an amazing week,

David Kincade, MA
Grant Writer
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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.

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

Innovation Booster provides up to 50% of total eligible project costs to advance your food innovation and research outcomes. Winter Intake #2: February 15 – March 14, 2024.

Dairy Direct Payment Program: $300 million will be made available up to March 31, 2024 in the form of direct payments to eligible supply-managed cow’s milk producers. Application is now open.

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.

Food Innovation Challenge – Cultivating a resilient food future: Developing the end-to-end Cellular Food capacity for Canadian global leadership. May open in 2025. 

AgriInnovate Program: funding up to $5,000,000. Applications is ongoing until the end of the program on March 31, 2028, or until funding has been fully committed.

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

2. Arts and Culture

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

Envelope Funding for Music Companies: maximum funding level for individual companies is up to $600,000; affiliated companies are capped at $800,000. Deadline: January 18, 2024.

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.

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

Edmonton Arts Council’s Grants for Individuals & Collectives is open until February 15, 2024.

Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding: access up to $15,000 grant to support your cultural or artistic projects. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant (PPG): Applications will be accepted until March 1 each year, or when all funds for the budget year have been allocated.

Concept to Realization component of Explore and Create: access up to $100 000 (to a maximum of $300 000 over 3 years) funding. Deadline: April 17, 2024.

Commemorate Canada program provides funding to initiatives that commemorate and celebrate historical figures, places, events and accomplishments of national significance. More information about future intake processes may be available in Spring 2024.

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund: supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage culture and creative innovation.

Honouring the Children Grant: The total budget for this program is $75,000. Application is ongoing.

Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations component assists professional arts organizations that are facing the prospect of closure. Application is ongoing.

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.

3. Employment | Varies

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

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

First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program and First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program: application is now open until February 9, 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!

Odyssey – Language Assistant Program: Participants work 25 hours per week and receive a taxable salary of $27,000 for a nine-month work term. Deadline: March 12, 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. 

BioTalent Canada’s Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) program: Grow your team and advance digital innovations with up to $24,000 in wage subsidy and training funds.

Supportive Care Assistant Program: get up to a $5,000 wage subsidy, and receive 280 to 560 hours of support!

Science Horizon Youth Internship Program covers 80% of wages up to $25K & training.

Environmental Jobs Growth Program: Eligible employers receive up to $18,750 in wage funding.

Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan) is providing financial incentives up to $10,000 to SMEs in construction and manufacturing to help hire apprentices.

Indigenous Employment Training Partnerships provides grant funding to assist Indigenous individuals to gain the necessary skills training and work experience.

4. Environment/CleanTech

 

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.   

Alberta Land Trust Grant Program helps establish and administer new conservation easements. Updates may be available in spring/summer 2024.

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

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. Ongoing until June 30, 2024.

Alberta Methane Emissions Program: Alt-FEMP program has a total of $10M funding available. Apply now. Final AMEP payments shall occur no later than December 31, 2024.

AMEP technology development trials intends to fund up to 100% of the project cost. Application 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.

5. Export

 

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

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

Boston and Cambridge tech and life sciences – 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.

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.

6. Indigenous

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.

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.

Aboriginal Business Investment Fund: funds up to $750,000 to support an Indigenous community-owned economic development project. The call for ABIF applications opens April 21.

Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative: Applications will open in April 2024. 

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.

Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI): receive up to 100% funding of eligible program costs.

Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program funding – Indigenous organizations: NRCan’s contribution is up to a maximum of $2M per project.

Clean Energy Initiatives in Indigenous, rural and remote communities: an additional $300 million is available until 2027 for your clean energy projects.

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

The Reserve Land and Environment Management Program (RLEMP): prepare a community for transition to a more comprehensive land management model.

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

Community Opportunity Readiness program provides funding up to $3 million for community economic infrastructure proposals.

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

Band Support Funding helps First Nations with the costs of local government and with administering services.

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

Circuit Rider Training Program: provides training and mentoring services to operators of First Nations drinking water and wastewater systems. Learn more.

7. Municipalities

 

Alberta Community Partnership – Municipal restructuring: The deadline for 2023-24 MR applications is January 15, 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.

Alberta Community Partnership – Mediation and cooperative processes: The deadline for 2023-24 MCP applications is February 1, 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.

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.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream: Application is open until November 30, 2024 or until funding has been exhausted.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Prevention and Preparedness Stream: provide up to $23.4 million over 2 years. Application is ongoing until November 30, 2024.

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

Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) in the Prairie provinces: provides non-repayable contributions by reimbursing costs that successful applicants have paid.

Study: GHG reduction pathway feasibility – Portfolio of buildings: Grant for a maximum of $200,000 to cover up to 80% of eligible costs.

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.

Canada Post Community Foundation: up to three (3) Signature Grants of $50,000 each can be awarded each year. DeadlineMarch 1, 2024.

Space Creation Grant:  $28 million is being allocated to support private operators with some of the costs associated with opening new child-care spaces.

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s Environmental Grants: to open mid-December for the 2024 intake.

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

Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) program generally provides non-repayable contributions by reimbursing costs that successful applicants have paid. 

Canada Life – Stronger Communities Together: Supporting charitable organizations and initiatives across the country is one of the ways Canada life gives back to Canadians.

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.

Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD): provides non-repayable contributions by reimbursing costs that successful applicants have paid.

9. Post Secondary | Varies

Applied Research Tools and Instruments grants support the purchase of research equipment with up to $200,000 funding. Deadline: January 16, 2024.

Connection Grants: access up to $50,000 or higher amounts can be considered if well justified. Next deadline: February 1, 2024.

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

John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) is a critical strategic investment tool designed to help institutions attract and retain the very best of today’s and tomorrow’s researchers. Next deadline: February 15, 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 International Quantum grants: Up to $25,000 for one year. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

NSERC Alliance – Alberta Innovates Advance Program 2023 – 2024 is now open. request up to $150,000 per year and can be for up to two years in duration.

Mitacs Elevate includes a research management training program and a postdoctoral fellowship. Your partner organization’s financial contribution starts at $30,000 per year.

NSERC Alliance Grants support research projects with up to $1 million per year for 5 years. Application is ongoing.

Summer Research Studentships: The award is meant to encourage students to consider pursuing formal training and a career in health research.

NSERC-National Science Foundation – Collaboration on quantum science and artificial intelligence: application is ongoing.

Applied Research and Development grants: funds up to $150,000 per year up to 3 years.

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

10. Technology | Varies

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

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

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.

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

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

Product Demonstration Program provides up to $150,000 to Alberta tech companies who want to commercialize their products and achieve optimal market position. Learn more.

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): minimum amount is $10 million for a project with at least $20 million in total eligible supported costs.

The Bitumen Partial Upgrading program supports technologies that enhance the value of a processed barrel of bitumen while reducing associated emissions.

As part of the Alberta Broadband Strategy, the Government of Alberta have committed $36 million to the Alberta Broadband Fund (ABF)

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.

Strategic Networking and Development Grants: accept applications for support of up to $25,000 per project.

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.

11. Grant Events

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.

Ethnocultural Grant Information Session 2. Date: January 17, 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.

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.

13. Government Update

OCIF invests in the Calgary Entertainment Arts Production Hub at Bow Valley College.

Federal government partners with FCM to strengthen asset management in Alberta.

Canada announces $1.68-billion investment in technology network for Canadian Army.

Government of Canada invests in biomanufacturing capacity in Calgary.

Minister Boissonnault announces federal investment to support Alberta’s health technology sector.

Scaleup GAP and the Impact Action Lab recognized with Startup Ecosystem Stars Award nomination.

Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge Selects Successful Projects.

Alberta’s government has provided $35 million to shelter providers to support 1,700 spaces for vulnerable Edmontonians.

Alberta’s government is investing more than $3.6 million to help post-secondaries advance research driving innovation and technology development and to propel the province forward.

Twelve Indigenous organizations from across the province will receive $3 million in funding from the Bridging Classrooms to Communities pilot program.


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David Kincade, MA
Grant Writer
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