Important dates

  • October 18, 2023 – Grant intake opens
  • October 26, 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm – Applicant’s information call (see Application Guidelines)
  • November 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm – Deadline to submit applications
  • February to March 2024 – All applicants are notified about funding decisions

Overview

As part of the Government of Alberta’s commitment to supporting Ukrainian evacuees to resettle and integrate into Alberta, the Ukrainian Evacuees Support Program is intended to support non-profit organizations in providing English language learning supports, employment supports, address emerging needs and/or existing gaps, and build capacity among service providers to support evacuees’ living in our province.

2023-2024 Call for Proposals

Apply to have your project funded under one of the following 3 streams:

Stream 1: English Language Supports

This stream will fund projects that increase access to English language opportunities for Ukrainian evacuees to help them reach their full potential while they live and work in Alberta.  

Language learning opportunities through this funding should complement existing programs and services, they should not replace or duplicate currently funded federal or provincial language training supports.

Stream 2: Employment Supports

This stream will fund initiatives to create enhanced employment supports, which may include a language component, for Ukrainian evacuees looking to gain employment or better employment opportunities. 

Stream 3: Emerging Needs and/or Existing Gaps

This stream will fund initiatives that enable organizations to address evolving/emerging needs and/or existing gaps in services for Ukrainian evacuees and/or build capacity among service providers.  

Multiple applications

Organizations can submit up to 2 applications. Refer to the Application Guidelines for more information.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this grant, applicants and projects must meet these guidelines.

Eligible applicants 

Eligible applicants are:

  • A legal entity in Alberta and incorporated or registered for a period of at least 1 year, have an Alberta-based address, and are operating in Alberta.
    • Note: Organizations incorporated or registered under an act of the Parliament of Canada must also be registered in Alberta’s Corporate Registries System.  
  • Non-profit organizations (under an act of the Alberta Legislature or Parliament of Canada) including immigrant serving, community, ethno-cultural, multicultural and faith-based organizations.
  • Public libraries.
  • Public sector entities (for example, public post-secondary institutions, schools, school boards, hospitals, health authorities, etc.). 

Applicants must:

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

For projects with partnerships, an applicant 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 organizations must provide a letter that outlines their role in the project, and should 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

How to apply

Step 1. Read the terms and conditions

Read the sample Grant Agreement Template. It 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. This document is for information only and should not be submitted as part of your application.

Step 2. Review the Application Guidelines and complete the application package

Before applying, review the Application Guidelines. 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 on October 26, was an opportunity to ask questions regarding the application process and seek clarification about the Application Guidelines

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 Procedures’ on page 13 in the Application Guidelines.

Note: Read the Application Guidelines carefully to ensure you have included all necessary information. Read the questions and answers from the applicant call.

The complete application package includes:

Step 6. Submit the application

  • Title the subject line of your email as:
    • 2023–24 UESP CFP Application: [organization name]
  • Submit your complete application in one email (preferably) to: [email protected]
  • 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, on time, and meet the eligibility criteria.

2. Committee review

Applications that successfully meet the initial screening criteria are forwarded to a review committee for scoring. 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 organizations to deliver the project
  • risk identification and management
  • budget

3. Internal review

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

  • application scores
  • provincial needs
  • priorities
  • available funding

We will notify all applicants of the results of their application(s) by February or March 2024.

Contact

Connect with the Ukrainian Evacuees Support Program
Email: [email protected]