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Submission deadline dates

Submission deadlines:

  • Intake 1 - March 1
  • Intake 2 - June 1
  • Intake 3 - September 1
  • Intake 4 - December 1

Overview

The Anti-Racism Community Grant (ARCG) program supports initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impact on all Albertans. The program will foster cultural awareness and cross-cultural understanding in communities across the province. Through two distinct funding streams, the program supports Community initiatives and initiatives specific to Indigenous peoples.

ARCG outcomes are to:

  • address the causes and consequences of racism in communities across Alberta
  • increase an organization’s capacity in supporting individuals who are impacted by racism
  • increase access to services, information, and advice concerning racism
  • increase opportunities for people to learn, discuss and address the impacts of racism in their community
  • encourage participation of individuals, businesses, institutions, and governments to collaboratively support anti-racism in their community
  • increase an organization’s ability to address the systemic causes and consequences of racism

For more information, read the ARCG Program Guidelines (PDF, 465 KB).

Funding Criteria and Priority

Eligible organizations can apply to ARCG for a maximum amount of $25,000. Funding is provided on a matching basis, however; up to $5,000 of non-matching funding may be considered.

An organization can only receive one grant through the ARCG once per fiscal year.

Higher priority will be given to:

  • projects with a broad scope and reach
  • applicants which have not received prior Government of Alberta funding for any other projects
  • extra-small to small organizations with annual operating revenues as follows:
    • $0 - $249,999: extra-small
    • $250,000 - $499,999: small

Applications are evaluated based on several different criterion including (but not limited to) the organization’s capacity to do the project, project viability and financial feasibility, project benefits, availability of the project to the general public, and the community and regional need for the project.

How to apply

Step 1. Read the application guidelines

ARCG Program Guidelines (PDF, 470 KB)

Frequently asked questions, tips for writing a good application and term definition are available in the ARCG Application Assistance Tool (PDF, 65 KB)

Step 2. Fill out an application package

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Use the following documents to help fill out the grant application

Include the necessary additional documents with your application submission (checklist on page two of the application). Incomplete applications may be cancelled or delayed in processing.

Step 3. Submit the application package

Applications can be emailed (preferred) or mailed to the ARCG program, see contact information for details.

After you apply

Organizations will be contacted after application submission to attend an introductory information session. The information session will cover the review process, timelines and common information requests.

Applicants will receive written notification of the decision regarding their application. The review and decision-making process takes approximately 3 to 4 months. The notification period is as follows:

Notification dates

  • June (for March 1 deadline)
  • September (for June 1 deadline)
  • December (for September 1 deadline)
  • March (for December 1 deadline)

Reporting requirements

Projects must be completed and accounted for within 18 months from the date the grant payment is received.

Project scope and financial reporting must be completed using the Final Accountability Report (DOCX, 101 KB) and submitted to program staff within the periods specified in the guidelines unless an extension of the reporting date has been approved. Additional accounting requirements are outlined in the program guidelines (PDF, 465 KB).

Successful projects

In 2018-19, a total of 86 projects were funded through the Community Anti-Racism funding stream and the Indigenous Anti-Racism funding stream which helped to support anti-racism in communities across the province.

See the list of projects (PDF, 211 KB)

Resources

To assist organizations with planning their projects the following resources are available:

Organizations

Publication links

Pathways to Change: Facilitating the full civic engagement of diversity groups in Canadian society (2007) (PDF, 584 KB)

Anti-Racism Organizational Change (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Alberta Human Rights Commission - Aboriginal Resources

Truth and Reconciliation - Calls to Action (PDF, 299 KB)

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PDF, 281 KB)

Anti-Racism and Anti-Islamophobia in Alberta’s Settlement Sector project

Anti-Racism Resource Kit (PDF, 15.6 MB)

Contact

To connect with the Community Grants office:

Toll free: 1-800-642-3855
Email: anti-racismprogram@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Anti-Racism Community Grant Program
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Suite 212, 17205 106A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5S 1M7