Important dates

December 13, 2021 – Applicants’ Information Call

January 4, 2022 – Deadline to submit applications

March 2022 – All applicants are notified about funding decisions

Overview

This program provides settlement and language supports and services for newcomers while they live and work in Alberta.

2022 to 2024 call for proposals

Apply to have your services funded in one of 3 streams:

Settlement and Community Support Services

Settlement and Community Support Services help eligible newcomers get settlement and integration supports while they live and work in Alberta.

Language Assessment and Referral Services

Language Assessment and Referral Services offer clients an English language assessment, and help eligible newcomers find education or training options to improve their language abilities. These services should complement – not duplicate – services available through the federal government.

Drop-in English as an Additional Language (EAL) Services

Drop-in EAL Services offer eligible newcomers alternative English language learning opportunities when they cannot access regular EAL programming. These opportunities should be:

  • open
  • flexible
  • short-term

These services should not replace or duplicate regular EAL programming.

Multiple applications

Applicants may submit more than one proposal. Each proposal will be considered as a stand-alone submission. Ensure all required documents are included for each separate proposal. Due to the potential for conflict of interest, organizations cannot apply to both the Language Assessment and Referral Services and EAL Drop-in Services streams.

Eligibility

To apply for a grant, applicants and proposals must meet these guidelines.

Eligible applicants

To be eligible for this grant, your organization must:

  • be a non-profit organization, and
  • have a minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience providing:
    • settlement and integration services to newcomers (Stream 1), or
    • English language assessment and educational support services to newcomers (Stream 2), or
    • language support and training services to newcomers (Stream 3)

Eligible proposals

To be eligible, proposals must:

  • cover the period  from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2024
  • fit within one of the 3 funding streams listed above
  • work toward at least one of the outcomes identified for the funding stream

How to apply

Step 1: Read the terms and conditions

Read the sample Grant Agreement Template (PDF, 104 KB). It covers the terms and conditions of this grant program.

Step 2: Review the Application Guidelines

Before applying, review the Application Guidelines (PDF, 283 KB). It contains detailed information that you need to know before you decide to apply.

Step 3: Participate in the Applicants’ Information Call (optional)

The Applicants’ Information Call is an opportunity to ask questions regarding the application process and seek clarification about the Application Guidelines.

Meeting link:

Step 4: Download the application templates:

Step 5: Complete the application

A complete application consists of all 3 documents listed in Step 4 along with documentation listed under ‘Application Requirements’ in the Application Guidelines.

Read the Application Guidelines carefully to ensure you have included all necessary information.

Step 6: Submit the application

  • Submit your completed application documents in one email to [email protected].
  • Title the subject line of your email as:
    [Organization Name]: CFP SNI 2022-2024 Application
  • If there are server 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

After you apply, the following steps occur:

1. Initial screening

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

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 services
  • service delivery design
  • ability of organization(s) to deliver
  • risk identification and management
  • budget

3. Internal review

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

  • application scores
  • provincial needs
  • priorities
  • available funding

We will notify all applicants to share the results of their applications.

Contact

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

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