There will be one grant application intake per year. The deadline is the first working day of February. For scholarships, the application deadline will remain in October.
Applicants will be notified of grant decisions in April or May, and will have until February 28 of the following year to complete their projects and submit reporting requirements.
Recipients of heritage awareness, publication and research grants will receive the full amount of their grant upon initiation of their project.
Recipients of historic resource conservation grants will receive half of their grant upon initiation of their project. To request the final payment, grant recipients will submit invoices/receipts of eligible expenses for the entire project.
Grant funding will no longer be available for the conservation of unprotected historic resources, cemeteries and transportation/industrial artifacts. Only owners of Provincial Historic Resources, Municipal Historic Resources, and Indigenous Historic Places recognized through a Band Council Resolution will be eligible to apply for conservation grants.
The program will no longer offer grant funding for the non-conservation components of heritage conservation projects, nor will it fund GST expenses for any grant streams.
The guidelines and application forms have been updated.
Programs and activities
The Alberta government supports heritage through a number of programs and by providing funding to heritage organizations.
Heritage Preservation Partnership Program
This Heritage Preservation Partnership Program administers the following grants and scholarships:
- Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund
- Heritage awareness grants
- Historic resource conservation grants
- Research grants
- Roger Soderstrom Scholarship
- Publication grants
Annual funding to five provincial heritage organizations and the Glenbow Museum:
- Alberta Museums Association – operational funding
- Archives Society of Alberta – operational funding
- Historical Society of Alberta – operational funding
- Alberta Genealogical Society – operational funding
- Archaeological Society of Alberta – operational funding
- Glenbow Museum – to manage government-owned collections
- Alberta Heritage Markers – supports the production of heritage markers
- bi-annual Heritage Awards – recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations to the preservation of Alberta’s heritage
- Alberta Geographical Names Program, which makes decisions, in agreement with the Minister, on naming geographical features in Alberta
- the hearing of representations by interested parties respecting the designation of historic resources