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Community Initiatives Program - Alberta Canada 150

Deadline: October 15, 2017 1:17 PM  
Location: across Alberta  

Program Description:


Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary of Confederation on July 1, 2017. Canada 150 presents a unique opportunity for Albertans to join all Canadians as we recognize this national milestone and anticipate our future together. The Community Initiatives Program’s (CIP) Alberta Canada 150 stream will provide $2 million to support projects that align with the four themes for the federal Canada 150 approach:
 Diversity and inclusion, and the building of common interests and relationships;
 Supporting efforts toward reconciliation of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians;
 Engaging and inspiring youth to carry forward the legacy of Canada 150; and
 Connecting Canadians with nature and raising environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness.
First Intake: January 15, 2017
Eligible Organizations
Eligible organizations may include groups that are registered under one of the following:
 Agriculture Societies Act
 Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
 Cemeteries Act or Cemetery Companies Act
 First Nations and Métis Settlements
 Foundations established and regulated under the Regional Health Authorities Act
 Income Tax Act of Canada and operating in the province of Alberta (Charities);
 Libraries Act
 Part 9 of the Companies Act (nonprofit)
 Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act - Extra-Provincial Corporations
 Societies Act
 Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
 Special Act of the Alberta Legislature
 School Act
 Universities, colleges and institutes as defined under the Post-secondary Learning Act
Municipalities and municipally driven projects are not eligible for funding.

Alberta Canada 150 application
 Applicants to fill out the Alberta Canada 150 application and Project Budget (Section F).
 Alberta Canada 150 grant applications can be submitted by email, to, or by mail, or in person at address below.
 Mandatory attachments are required with application submission.
 Final reporting is due 18 months after cheque date.
 Contact Community Grants office if there are any questions or concerns.
 First intake: January 15, 2017
 Final intake: October 15, 2017
 Application deadline is the 15th of each month from January 2017 through October 2017.
 Funding notifications will be provided within three months of monthly deadline application submitted.
 Alberta Canada 150 projects must be completed before December 31, 2017.

Funding available
 A total of $2 million will be provided to eligible nonprofit organizations across Alberta.
 Maximum funding available is $25,000 per project, per fiscal year.
Funding priorities
 Small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations.
     - Training workshops will be available.
 Organizations whose mandate supports at least one of the four federal themes for Canada 150.
 Applicants will be required to provide a cash match of $150 for the project. Donated labour, materials, and equipment are not eligible as a part of the $150 match.

Eligible projects
 Project must demonstrate support of, at minimum, one of the four themes.
 Project eligibility will be based on CIP Project-Based Program Guidelines with the following exceptions:
In fiscal 2017-18:
o Applicants are eligible to apply to both the Alberta Canada 150 stream and one of the CIP grant streams.
o Applicants can apply for Alberta Canada 150 funding for different projects, once in each fiscal year.

Ineligible projects
 Projects that do not demonstrate any of the four themes.
 Ongoing projects.
 Ineligible projects as listed in CIP Project-Based Program Guidelines.
 Event- and celebration-related projects. Funding may be available through CIP Project-Based.

For more information:
Culture and Tourism website
Information for Alberta Canada 150 grant stream includes:
 CIP Program Guidelines;
 Alberta Canada 150 application form; and
 Contact information.

Event PDF:    Culture and Tourism website
Region: Provincial
Who can apply: Clubs

For more information contact: Community Grants Office, Phone: 1-800-642-3855,