The Heritage Preservation Partnership Program has been restructured. Although outstanding commitments will be honoured, no new grants were awarded in 2020.
The program will begin accepting applications again in 2021, with a deadline of February 1, 2021. If you have any questions, contact Matthew Wangler, Executive Director, Historic Resources Management branch, at 780-438-8503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be only one grant application intake in February, rather than one in February and one in September. 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, submit invoices/receipts and other reporting requirements.
Successful applicants will receive half of their grant upon initiation of their project. To request the final payment, grant recipients will submit invoices/receipts for 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.
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