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Alberta Business Grants Ltd.

Urgent Grant Deadlines (December 2023 to February 2024)

What's your grant goal?

“Goal setting is the most important aspect of all improvement and personal development plans. It is the key to all fulfillment and achievement.” ~ Paul J. Meyer

Hello Everyone,


Below are a number of upcoming grant deadlines:



  • Looking to secure grants in 2024 and beyond? The optimal time to strategize is now. I will help you win a training grant for Advanced Grant Writing Course . Starts January 24, 2024 at 9am on Zoom.
  • Enhance your grasp of grants and learn effective strategies for winning them with the ” Golden Grant Rules “. Now available on  Amazon  in both PAPERBACK and KINDLE formats.

Choose one and keep on going!
Happy Holidays!

David Kincade, MA
Grant Writer
Alberta Business Grants Ltd.

Advanced Grant Writing Course

Next class begins: January 24, 2024.

How the Course Works

  • 12 weeks. Starts online the 24th January 2024 at 9am MST.
  • Classes run weekly on Wednesdays for 2 hours with a 15-minute break each week. Students interact with the instructor for a total of 21 trainer instructional hours.
  • The classroom facilitation is led with an instructor and delivered live via Zoom each week. David Kincade, MA will be the lead instructor for this course (see biography below). Other resources include a custom VIP grant package (i.e., a list of all your grants) as well as an online learning portal.
  • Systems and processes are available on the course platform 24/7.
  • Our draft answers and templates will be available to students.
  • We teach how to complete all aspects of a grant application in the most efficient order.
  • Students complete each week’s section for their master grant application before completion.
  • Upon completion of the course, you will earn an Advanced Grant Writing Certificate.

Contact us today to learn more. 

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  1. Canadian Biomanufacturing (of Advanced Therapies & Biologics) Technology Partnering Delegation to the United Kingdom . Extended until December 29, 2023.
  2. 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.
  3. Dairy Innovation Program (DIP) . Produce innovative dairy products. Deadline: December 31, 2023.
  4. Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT)  seek to invest in projects that integrate technologies in forest sector operations. Apply by December 31, 2023 for a decision by May 31, 2024. Program is ongoing until June 30, 2024.
  5. 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.
  6. Canada Greener Homes Grant : help homeowners save money, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors and fight climate change. Provides rebate up to $5,000.
  7. Child care – Space Creation Grant  will help enable 42,500 total new non-profit licensed spaces to be created over the next 5 years. 
  8. Zayed Sustainability Prize : With an increased fund, from US $3.6 M to US $5.9 M, each winner in the Health, Food, Energy, Water and Climate Action categories will be eligible to receive US $1 M. Submissions will be accepted until 23 June 2024.
  9. Green Jobs Internship program : subsidize up to a maximum of $30,000 for youth ages 15 to 30 in the natural resources sector.
  10. Eurostars  is the largest international funding program for SMEs seeking to collaborate on R&D projects for commercialization.
  11. Are you ready to go global or explore new markets? The  Trade Accelerator Program  is your ticket to take your business to the next level.


  1. 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.
  2. Digital Greenhouse program : Up to $50,000 funding available. Deadline: January 8, 2024.
  3. CanExport Associations : The 2024-25 application process is open until January 9, 2024. Access up to $250,000 in annual funding. 
  4. Small Community Opportunity Program : receive up to $100,000 funding for local projects. Deadline: January 10, 2024.
  5. Smart Grid Projects:  Demonstration Focus Area . Open to expressions of interest to January 10, 2024.
  6. Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)  provides wage subsidies to employers to create quality summer work experiences for young people. Deadline: January 10, 2024.
  7. 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.
  8. CMF-Shaw Rocket Fund Kids Digital Animated Series Program : Deadline: January 10, 2024.
  9. Translation component of Arts Across Canada  funds up to $25,000. Next deadline: January 10, 2024.
  10. Documentary Heritage Communities Program : Application is now open until January 11, 2024.
  11. MindFuel’s 2024 Tech Futures Challenge  is now open for application. Final registration until January 15, 2024. 
  12. Community Facility Enhancement Program – Small Funding Stream : For financial assistance up to $125,000. Deadline: January 15, 2024.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Cultural Heritage Initiatives Program : provides up to $25,000 to eligible organizations. Deadline: January 15, 2024.
  16. Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project based grant stream : provide up to $75,000 funding. Deadline: January 15, 2024.
  17. Applied Research Tools and Instruments grants  support the purchase of research equipment with up to $200,000 funding. Deadline: January 16, 2024.
  18. GHGT-17 Conference hosted by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) . Call For Abstracts – Now Open. Deadline: January 16, 2024.
  19. Alberta Made Production Grant : The grant covers 25% of eligible Alberta production costs to a maximum of $125,000. Next Application windows: January 2 to 16.
  20. Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations : provides wage subsidies to eligible employers. 2024-2025 funding cycle deadline: January 19, 2024.
  21. Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s Environmental Grants : Expression of Interest intake is now open until January 22, 2024.
  22. United Kingdom Fintech – Canadian Technology Accelerator . Deadline: January 24, 2024.
  23. Ethnocultural Grant Program : provide funding for projects that encourage people to share, learn, appreciate, and respect cultural diversity. Deadline: January 26, 2024.
  24. Energy Innovation Program – National Energy Systems Modelling Call  is now open for EoI until January 26, 2024.
  25. Listen, Hear our Voices: Library and Archives Canada (LAC)  will award eligible projects up to $100,000. Deadline: January 30, 2024.
  26. Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Operating stream : provide up to $75,000 funding. Deadline: January 30, 2024.
  27. Agricultural Societies Infrastructure Revitalization Program:  maximum amount of grant that may be awarded for a project is $100,000. Deadline: January 31, 2024.
  28. Building Capacity with the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program : Request for Proposals intake window is now open until January 31, 2024.
  29. 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.
  30. Hire a temporary foreign worker through the  Recognized Employer Pilot . Phase 1 is now ongoing. Applications for Phase 2 will start in January 2024.
  31. Climate Innovation Grant Program : Expression of interest for the 2024 grant stream will open January, 2024.
  32. 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.
  33. Green Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Program – Energy Efficiency Solutions : access funding up to $20 million per proposal. Next call is anticipated to be launched in early 2024. 
  34. 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. 
  35. Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Program : provides up to $500,000 per project and up to 75% of total project costs. Application is ongoing.
  36. Rural Transit Solutions Fund of the Capital Projects stream : applicants can apply for a contribution of up to $5 million. Application is ongoing.
  37. Health Facilities Program  provide funding for infrastructure that supports the delivery of health-related programs and services.
  38. 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.
  39. International Technology Partnership  supports Alberta businesses with up to $250,000 to develop products or to conduct pilot tests with an international partner.
  40. Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program : provide eligible purchasing/leasing organizations with incentives of up to $200,000.
  41. 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.

Exporter of the Year and Premier’s Award of Distinction Winner from 2016 shares insights into working with Dave on grants.

Course Testimonial:

“Thanks to David, this year we have been successful in over $100,000 in program grants and have more than doubled our CORE operating funding. We will be forever thankful for Alberta Business Grants. You brought us a light in our darkest time.”

Mallory Seely
Executive Director of First Steps Housing Project Inc.


  1. 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.
  2. Provincial Arts Service Organizations Operating Funding : designed to support your organization’s operations. Deadline: February 1, 2024.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Low Carbon Economy Challenge : application is now open until February 8, 2024.
  7. The  Agricultural Societies Infrastructure Revitalization Program  provides annual capital funding to help agricultural societies make major repairs to existing infrastructure. Deadline: February 15, 2024.
  8. 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.
  9. Energy Innovation Program – Carbon capture, utilization and storage RD&D Call – Utilization Focus Area  is now open until February 23, 2024.
  10. Disaster Recovery Program  provides financial assistance for uninsurable loss and damage caused by emergencies and disasters. Deadline: February 26, 2024.
  11. Alberta Real Estate Foundation funds  initiatives that support and advance education, research, law reform, and other activities related to real estate. Up to $250,000 funding available. Deadline: February 27, 2024.
  12. Boston and San Francisco digital health – Canadian Technology Accelerator . Deadline: February 28, 2024.
  13. Taipei artificial intelligence (AI) for technology- Canadian Technology Accelerator . Deadline: February 28, 2024.
  14. ASEAN Watertech – Canadian Technology Accelerator . Deadline: March 6, 2024.
  15. Partnership Engage Grants : provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities with up to $25,000 funding. Next deadline: March 15, 2024.
  16. Funding for Indigenous-led awareness and education projects for cleaner transportation and clean fuels . Call for proposals with continuous intake open until March 31, 2024, or until funds are fully allocated.
  17. 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.
  18. Inventures 2024 Startup Pitch Event  – Applications Now Open! Apply and have a chance to score $10,000 in funding! Deadline: March 15, 2024.
  19. Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Concept Development . Window # 2 Deadline: April 15, 2024.
  20. The  Indigenous Reconciliation  Initiative provides funding up to $100,000 for cultural or economic projects through two streams. Application will open in April 2024.
  21. Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk : The application period for projects starting in 2025-2026 will open in the fall of 2024.
  22. Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program : The next multi-year funding cycle intake is anticipated for fall 2025. Learn more to help you prepare.
  23. Agricultural Clean Technology Program : Program funding for the Research and Innovation Stream is $50 million. Program ends March 31, 2028.
  24. 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.
  25. Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Research and Innovation Stream : program funding is $50 million over 7 years, with this stream ending March 31, 2028.
  26. Supply Management Processing Investment Fund  contributes up to $5 million in non-repayable contribution.
  27. Ecosystem Development Partnerships Program : building Alberta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating competitive advantage through collaboration.
  28. Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program  helps entrepreneurs bridge the scaleup gap, take their business to new heights and go global.
  29. Circuit Rider Training Program : supported by Indigenous Services Canada with more than $12 million per year. Application is ongoing.
  30. Indigenous Clean Energy – Project Accelerator : $125,000 available to assist with the development of an energy efficiency project. 
  31. African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Prevention and Preparedness Stream : access up to $1M funding. Deadline: November 30, 2024.
  32. African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream :  access up to $1M funding. Deadline: November 30, 2024.
  33. FACTOR Video program : maximum of $40,000 in video funding is available per qualifying release per fiscal year, across all programs. Application is ongoing.
  34. 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. 
  35. Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN) : up to $30,000 bursary per learner. The application is first-come, first-served.
  36. Regional Quantum Initiative (RQI) in the Prairie Provinces : EOIs will be accepted on a continuous intake basis until the funding is fully allocated.

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