Important dates

November 25, 2020 – First applicants’ conference call

January 13, 2021 – Second applicants’ conference call

January 31, 2021 – Deadline to submit applications or application period

  • Note, if all available funds have been awarded to successful applicants from the applications received and processed before January 31, the application process will close early.

Call for proposals

You can apply to have your project funded under one of two streams:

  1. Small centre and rural capacity – Projects will develop and build the capacities of small centres/rural areas to be welcoming and inclusive.
  2. COVID-19 response – Projects will encourage communities to come together to address the impact of COVID-19 on newcomers and newcomer service-providing organizations.

Number of applications

An applicant may only submit one application per stream.

Eligibility

To apply for a grant, applicant organizations and projects must meet these guidelines.

Small centre and rural capacity grants

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must be a:

  • municipality, including municipal district
  • chamber of commerce
  • business improvement organization
  • community development organization
  • economic development organization

Applicants must:

  • be a legal entity in Alberta
  • have the ability, including financial management, to implement the grant agreement; and
  • demonstrate at least 2 years of relevant experience in related activities to those being proposed in the application

Projects with partnerships

For projects with partnerships, primary applicant/organization must be:

  • an eligible applicant as listed above
  • the fiscal agent
  • the lead role in planning the project scope, timeline and outputs
  • the lead in the project coordination
  • accountable for all project deliverables and reporting requirements

Partner organization must:

  • be an Alberta-based service provider
  • provide a letter that outlines their role in the project
  • actively contribute to the project goals, scope, outputs, and outcomes

Eligible projects

To be eligible, projects must:

  • be time-limited, up to a maximum of 24 months
  • fit within the funding stream listed above
  • address at least one of the outcomes identified for the funding stream
  • cost no more than the funding cap set for the stream

COVID-19 response grants

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must be a:

  • non-profit organization
  • post-secondary institutions
  • municipality, including small centres and rural areas
  • registered company, for example, consultants or business owner

Applicants must:

  • be a legal entity in Alberta
  • have at least 2 years of experiences related to the activities in their proposals
  • have the ability, including financial management, to implement the grant agreement

Projects with partnerships

The primary applicant or organization must be:

  • an eligible entity listed above
  • the fiscal agent
  • the lead role in planning the project scope, timeline and outputs
  • the project coordination lead
  • accountable for all project deliverables and reporting requirements

Eligible projects

To be eligible, projects must:

  • be time-limited, up to a maximum of 24 months
  • fit within the funding stream listed above
  • address at least one of the outcomes identified for the funding stream
  • cost no more than the funding cap set for the stream

How to apply

Step 1. Read the terms and conditions

Read the sample Grant Agreement Template (PDF, 450 KB). This document covers the terms and conditions of this grant program, as well as the reporting requirements you will be responsible for if your project is funded.

Step 2. Review the application guidelines

Before applying, review the application guidelines (PDF, 565 KB). This document contains detailed information you need to know before you decide to apply.

Step 3. Download the complete application package

Download and use these documents:

Step 4: Complete the application

We will only consider complete applications. A complete application consists of all 5 documents listed in Step 3 along with supporting documentation.

Read the application guidelines (PDF, 565 KB) document carefully to ensure you have included all necessary information.

Step 5. Submit the application

Submit your completed application documents in one email to: [email protected]

Title the subject line of your email as:

  • [Organization Name]: Community Capacity CFP 2020-21 Application

Email issues

If there are email restrictions that prevent you from sending large email attachments, send an email to [email protected] indicating you will need to send multiple emails to fulfil all the submission requirements, and proceed to do so.

After you apply

Applications will be screened, reviewed, and scored in the order they are received.

Grant funding may be awarded continually throughout the application period, or until all available funds have been awarded to successful applicants.

After you apply, the following steps occur:

Step 1. Initial screening

We screen applications to make sure they are complete and meet the eligibility criteria.

Step 2. Committee review

A committee reviews and scores applications that pass the initial screening. Scoring is based on the overall application package and how it addresses the following criteria:

  • need for the project
  • project components and design
  • ability of organization(s) to deliver project
  • risk identification and management
  • outcome measurement plan
  • budget

Step 3. Internal review

We will consider all applications recommended by the application review committees, and award grants based on:

  • application scores
  • provincial needs
  • priorities
  • available funding

All applicants will be notified of the results of their applications.

Contact

Connect with the Alberta Settlement and Integration program:
Email: [email protected]