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Farm Technology Program

Intake: June 18

  • The Farm Technology Program supports producers in protecting their business by encouraging the adoption of best management practices in farm technology and security.
  • adoption of innovative technology that minimizes agricultural waste, optimizes farm efficiency, and encourages the adoption of best management practices in farm security.
  • The maximum grant an applicant can receive from the program is $50,000 over the Program Term (April 2021 to March 2023).

Efficient Grain Handling Program

Intake: June 24, 2022

  • The Efficient Grain Handling Program shares costs with the agricultural production sector to reduce negative impacts on the environment while enhancing sustainable production, help mitigate climate change and increasing profitability in the agriculture sector.
  • The maximum grant funding an applicant can receive from the program is $100,000 over the program term, this includes any funding received through the previous Efficient Grain Dryer program.
  • Grain handling and grain handling system components that significantly improve energy efficiency above standard configuration are eligible under the program. These components can be factory options on new equipment or retrofits installed on existing equipment.


Deadline: June 30, 2022

  • AgriStability is a margin based program designed to help producers manage large income declines.
  • You may receive a payment if your production margin in the current year falls below your historical reference margin by more than 30%.

Local Food Infrastructure Fund

Deadline: July 15, 2022

  • 5-year, $60 million initiative
  • aimed at community-based, not-for-profit organizations with a mission to reduce food insecurity by establishing and strengthening their local food system.
  • focus on projects that either create a portion of (or expand) a food system or implement an entire food system.

AgriCommunication Program

Deadline: September 30, 2023

  • consumer awareness of Canadian agriculture

  • industry’s efforts to endorse environmentally sustainable best practices

  • sector awareness of consumer perceptions

Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives Program

Deadline: Before the Start of the Project

  • The maximum total grant funding an applicant can receive from the Program is $250,000 per project per fiscal year of the program term.
  • The Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives Program supports the demonstration to the public of the quality, safety and sustainability of products produced by producers and food companies.

Water Program

Deadline: Continuous Intake

  • supports the enhancement of agricultural water management for continued growth and long-term success of the agriculture industry.
  • The maximum funding an applicant can receive from the on-farm irrigation stream is $25,000 per fiscal year of the program.

Alberta Methane Emissions Program

Open until Filled

  • Generate robust program-level equivalence assessments that compare alternative testing results to standard methods outlined in current regulatory requirements.
  • Improve understanding of fugitive and vented methane emission sources in Alberta.
  • Establish processes and documentation approaches to ensure consistent collection and evaluation of high-quality data.

Art & Community

Artist Development

Deadline: July 14, 2022, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • The Artist Development program (AD) offers a $2,000 subsidy toward a year of artist development activities including sound recording, touring, showcasing, video content production, and marketing.
  • This program is intended to provide development support to emerging artists. Artists with an established track record and ongoing market momentum should review the Juried Sound Recording program.

Summer School Project Funding │ Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Deadline: July 15, 2022

  • Summer School Project Funding supports organizations in delivering residence-based art summer schools that offer:

  • an arts intensive training experience in any discipline through technical skills workshops with professional artists and instructors

  • opportunities for young people from across the province to engage in the creative process

Alberta Made Production Grant

Intake: July 2-16, 2022

  • promoting investment in the creation of smaller-budget productions by Alberta producers

  • providing cultural benefits to the province by supporting the creation of Alberta content and stories by Alberta companies

  • supporting Alberta creatives by providing specialized support for emerging and established producers working on smaller-budget productions

Artist Development Microgrant

Deadline: September 6, 2022

  • support professional and business development activities for individual artists and artist collectives
  • contribute to the skills and knowledge required to advance artists’ careers and develop artistic practices

Strategic Innovation Fund: Seed Grants

Deadline: Before the start of the Project

  • Seed Grants provide seed funding to kickstart small-scale innovation activities that explore and develop capacity, partnerships, and promising innovation ideas.
  • Key strategic areas intended to rebuild a more resilient, sustainable, equitable, accessible, greener, healthier, and connected arts sector.

Professional Development for Artists

Deadline: Before the start of the Project

  • Up to $10 000
  • Support for professional development activities and career advancement

Business & Employment

Alberta Jobs Now Program

Open June 3 until filled

  • Alberta Jobs Now program provides private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get thousands of Albertans back to work. 

  • Alberta Jobs Now supports our province’s recovery, helping businesses re-open or grow their workforce and giving Albertans an opportunity to gain the skills they need in today’s job market.

  • Employers can apply for Jobs Now funding to offset the cost of hiring and training Albertans in new or vacant positions.

Industrial Research Assistance Program Youth Employment Program – National Research Council of Canada

Deadline: Ongoing Intake

  • This program helps your business create business or technology jobs for highly skilled youth. We will pay a part of wage-related costs so you can hire young talent to work on innovation-related projects.
  • Regular internships are for post-secondary graduates and last from 6 to 12 months.

Mitacs Entrepreneur International Travel Grant

Open until Filled

  • Canadian start-ups receive a travel grant to support eligible business travel costs, of up to $5,000 to connect with a host incubator in an eligible new target market
  • Grow their knowledge of international market opportunities and potential sources of investment
  • Build new clients, partnerships and business opportunities to scale their company

Career Ready Program

Deadline: Before the Start of the Project

  • Financing to hire a student for a work-term placement. This in turn creates a rewarding opportunity for the student to apply their learning in real-world settings and puts them on a path to a bright career.

  • The program provides 50% (to a maximum of $5000.00) of a student’s pay in wage subsidies to employers.

  • An increased subsidy of 70% (to a maximum of $7000.00) is awarded to employers hiring students from under-represented groups:

Career Launcher Internship Programs

Deadline: Before the Start of the Project

  • Receive financial support to create valuable positions that will help you meet the future needs of the Canadian economy.
  • Benefit from a skilled graduate or student joining your team and will help them gain the skills, abilities and experience they need to launch their career.

Digital Generator

Deadline: Before the start of the Project

  • short-term initiative to support Canadian arts groups, collectives, and organizations to build their digital capacity and transform their business model and operations.
  • improve specific areas of business with digital technology to lower costs and increase efficiency
  • identify digital gaps and possibilities for your group or organization (for example, digital needs assessment, digital security assessment, technical audit)


Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program

Deadline: August 11, 2022

  • The Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) is a $680 million initiative ending in 2027 and its objective is to address the lack of charging and refuelling stations in Canada
  • Building a stronger, cleaner transportation system as Canada recovers from the pandemic, is an investment that will pay off — delivering economic and environmental benefits for decades to come.
  • The Government of Canada has set a mandatory target for all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks to be zero-emission by 2035, accelerating Canada’s previous goal of 100% sales by 2040

Recreation Energy Conservation Program 

Deadline: First come First served

  • Municipalities and community-related organizations are able to access up to $750,000 for all projects.
  • Recreation facilities typically use more energy and produce more greenhouse gas emissions than other municipal facilities. Implementing energy efficiency retrofits will
  • Identify energy-saving opportunities,
  • implement energy-saving projects, and
  • shape healthier lives in your community.

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