Also of note, there is a new funding stream available through the Community Initiatives Program – the Alberta Canada 150 Grant. This new stream will provide $2 million to support projects that align with the four themes of the Federal Canada 150 approach which include: • Diversity, inclusion and the building of common interests and relationships. • Supporting efforts towards reconciliation of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians. • Engaging and inspiring youth to carry forward the legacy of Canada 150. • Connecting Canadians with nature and raising environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness.
The stream is open to all registered non-profits and charities, First Nations and Metis Settlements and official post-secondary institutions located in Alberta. Each entity can submit one Alberta Canada 150 project per fiscal year – i.e. – you can apply for both an Alberta Canada 150 grant and another non-capital CIP grant during 2016-17 and 2017-18.
The focus of this stream is to provide funding to small and medium size organizations that have previously not applied or received funding, but organizations that have may also apply. Organizations may apply for funding of up to $25,000 while providing matching funds of only $150. The first intake for applications will end January 15, 2017. The second will end October 15, 2017.