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Overview

The 2022-23 Alberta Security Infrastructure Program (ASIP) grant funds security assessments, related training, equipment, immediate response and security infrastructure improvements to facilities serving communities or identifiable groups at risk of hate or bias-motivated crimes or incidents.

Types of grants

There are 2 separate grant applications:

  • cost recovery grant - reimbursement of expenses incurred after June 1, 2021
  • regular grant for security assessment, infrastructure and equipment purchases, and related training

ASIP budget

Applications are processed in the order they are received:

  • 2022-23 grant funding will remain open based on availability of funds
  • 2022-23 grant funding ends once the program’s budget is spent

Eligibility

ASIP applicants must be:

  • a registered not-for-profit agency or registered charity in good standing
  • places of worship where a group of people gather to perform acts of religious praise, meditation, honour or devotion
  • provincially or territorially recognized private educational institutions including primary and secondary schools serving diverse student bodies
  • schools linked to an affiliated facility where the facility itself or its regular users are affiliated with an identifiable group
  • community centres where members of any identifiable group gather for social or cultural activities
  • cemeteries or burial facilities with a primary focus on members of an identifiable group
  • shelters serving individuals of an identifiable group
  • ceremonial facilities or monuments used by individuals of an identifiable grou
  • not-for-profit organization store front serving identifiable groups

Not eligible

Not eligible for grants:

  • residential dwellings
  • daycares
  • for-profit organizations
  • municipalities
  • police services
  • crown corporations
  • publicly funded institutions
  • individuals
  • property under construction or development

What the grants are for

There are 3 funding categories. Applicants may apply for funding or cost reimbursement under one or more categories.

Category A: security risk assessment ($10,000 maximum)

A maximum of $10,000 per application is available for funding or cost reimbursement for a completed professional security risk assessment.

For this program, a qualified service provider means the person or business providing the assessment holds verifiable credentials as a security professional.

Category B: implementation of security risk assessment plan

Category B has 2 sub-categories of funding or cost reimbursement for implementing mitigation measures, countermeasures and training identified by the professional security risk assessment.

B1: security planning, infrastructure and equipment purchases ($25,000 maximum)

Security planning includes contract expenses for implementing security risk assessment recommendations like:

  • developing a facility security risk management plan
  • developing facility security policies and procedures

Purchase, installation or upgrade of security equipment articulated within the facility security risk management plan.

B2: education and training ($10,000 maximum)

Tuition expenses for skills development of current organization staff or regular volunteer members like:

  • Alberta basic security guard training
  • first aid training
  • mental health awareness and de-escalation courses
  • conflict avoidance and violence prevention courses
  • Incident Command System (ICS) courses

Tuition, venue or contract expenses relating to education initiatives for community members like:

  • upstander training
  • legal awareness (know-your-rights training)
  • cyber security
  • hate crime awareness seminars or information workshops
  • victim services seminars or information workshops
  • newcomer or refugee integration workshops

Expenses relating to translation and production of security-related awareness and education materials for community members.

Category C: immediate security response ($10,000 maximum)

Funding maximum up to $10,000 for cost reimbursement only for immediate, short-term, security response needs related to a high-risk hate or bias-motivated incident that was reported to police.

Eligible expenses include:

  • security personnel for 30 days or less following, or around the time of incident
  • immediate repairs to the facility (directly related to the incident) to prevent access or to address a concern that could cause further trauma like lock replacement or door repair
  • graffiti removal

How to apply

ASIP cost recovery grant

This grant is for costs incurred on or after June 1, 2021.

Required documents

Read the ASIP Program Guidelines (PDF, 369 KB) carefully. It has important information to help you with your grant application.

Some of the documents you will need to include with your application will be:

  • itemized receipts or invoices related to the professional security assessment
  • itemized receipts or invoices related to security equipment, installation and training
  • the Itemized Expense/Budget Request Template (XLSX, 22 KB)
  1. Follow the instructions and fill out the ASIP Cost Recovery Grant Application form.
  2. Submit the application form and supporting documents.

ASIP regular grant

Required documents

Read the ASIP Program Guidelines (PDF, 369 KB) carefully. It has important information to help you with your grant application.

Some of the documents you will need to include with your application will be:

  1. Follow the instructions and fill out the ASIP Regular Grant Application form.
  2. Submit the application form and supporting documents.

After you apply

You will be contacted within a few weeks with the outcome of your grant application.

Resources

ASIP Program Guidelines (PDF, 369 KB)

Itemized Expense/Budget Request Template (XLSX, 22 KB)

Contact

Connect with Community Initiatives Support:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-1819
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-988-7629
Email: [email protected]

Address:
Alberta Security Infrastructure Program
Community Initiatives Support
10th Floor South, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7

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