Find grants and funding related to land use planning in Alberta. The following resources and information include templates, consultants and sources of grants and funding for municipalities and organizations.

Do you know of a grant or funding soure not on this list? Send us a message and we’ll add the information. 

Grant and Funding Sources

Investing in Canada Plan – Building a Better Canada

Through the Investing in Canada Plan, more than $180 billion is being delivered over 12 years to provide predictable and sustainable funding for projects that will build modern, resilient, and green communities for Canadians.

The plan to build a prosperous and inclusive country through historic infrastructure investments is set across five priority areas that are vital to the success of communities:

Visit the project map to see funded projects in Alberta.

Programs and Funds Available for Alberta

ACA Grants Program

Funded by the province’s hunters and anglers, Alberta Conservation Association’s (ACA) grants program annually supports projects that benefit Alberta’s wildlife and fish populations, and the habitat they depend on. As of our 2020/21 grants round, we have received 2,379 grant applications, of which 1,360 projects have been awarded grants. To date, approximately $20.6 million has been granted to conservation-related projects throughout the province.

ACA Conservation, Community, and Education Grants

Applications will next be accepted from January 1 until January 22, 2021. Application forms and guidelines can be found here

This grant funds hunter, trapper, and angler retention, recruitment, and/or conservation education in Alberta and non-research related activities that conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and their habitat.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.

Winter submission deadline: January 15
Summer submission deadline: July 15

Green Acreages: Stewardship for Small Acreages

With funding from Alberta’s Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program and support from rural municipalities, The Land Stewardship Centre expanded the Green Acreages program and are now accepting applications from small acreage, hobby farm and recreational property owners to fund cost-shared, eligible stewardship initiatives on their properties.

Volunteer Alberta

They collect resources including funding sources and fundraising information for Alberta non-profits and share them all in one place. Explore these pages to find out more!

Grant Station

Grant Station offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs and projects, as well as resources to assist through the grant-seeking process. Currently, there are some COVID-19 related grants posted on the opportunities page.

To access this resource, head to grantstation.com and email ACGC at membership@acgc.ca to get the log in information.

Grants and Funding

Impact Canada: The Food Waste Reduction Challenge

We are accepting applications for Challenge Streams A and B.

  • Challenge Stream A: Business models that prevent food waste
  • Challenge Stream B: Business models that divert food waste, food by-products and/or surplus food

The most promising solutions will be selected by an external committee of subject-matter experts. Innovators will receive grant funding as well as other benefits to help them succeed.

Deadline: 18 Jan 2021

Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association

Funds specific incremental elements of approved building projects that employ new alternate clean technologies that support the goal. A longer-term objective is to grow AEC sector businesses active in the green building and clean technologies arena.

Deadline: 20 Jan 2021

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund

The Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund supports U.S. and Canadian communities where they have a significant presence or business interest. Funding priorities fall within five focus areas to support Weyerhaeuser communities:

  • Affordable housing and shelter;
  • Education and youth development;
  • Environmental stewardship;
  • Human services and civic and cultural growth; and workforce development.

Deadline: 15 Feb 2021

Edmonton Community Foundation

Edmonton Communitiy Foundation provides community grants to support eligible non-profits in the greater Edmonton Area including Leduc County, Parkland County, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County.

Deadlines: 1 Mar 2021
1 Jun 2021
1 Sep 2021
1 Dec 2021

EcoAction Community Funding Program

The EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to non-profit and non-government organizations for local action-based projects that produce measurable, positive effects on the environment.

ECCC’s EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding until March 3, 2021 at 12 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EST for projects beginning summer 2021.

Deadline: March 3, 2021

Agricultural Clean Technology Program

The Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program is a $25-million, three-year investment (2018 – 2021) which aims to support research, development and adoption of clean technologies through investments in, and promotion of precision agriculture and agri-based bioproducts. These technologies will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, generate a wide range of positive impacts, and promote sustainable and clean growth.

Support is available in the form of non-repayable contributions from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The ACT Program runs from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021

Community Facility Enhancement Program

Financial assistance to purchase, build, renovate, or upgrade public-use community facilities.

The CFEP Large Funding Stream is administered on a yearly basis, and it will now have an annual intake of June 15.

Applicants must submit their applications on or before June 15 to be considered for the CFEP Large Funding Stream.

Deadline: June 15, 2021

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The purpose of the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change – Producer program is to support producers in reducing negative impacts on the environment while enhancing sustainable production, managing climate change and increasing profitability in the agriculture sector.

Deadline: Ongoing (first-come-first-served)

Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR)

Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Carmen Callihoo-Payne
Email: carmen.callihoo-payne@canada.ca
Telephone: 780-951-8672

Deadline: Ongoing 

Green Municipal Fund Pilot Projects

We fund pilot projects for initiatives that can potentially allow a community to remove 60% of total suspended solids (TSS) or a significant amount of other contaminants (e.g., E.coli, salt, grease) from its stormwater runoff. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes protect local bodies of water through stormwater treatment.

Applications are accepted year-round, though this offer will close when all the funding has been allocated.

Deadline: Ongoing 

CIP Project-Based Grant

This program provides funding to new community-based programs, initiatives, events and publications.

Deadline: Ongoing 

Federal Gas Tax Fund

Municipalities can apply for funding for projects to build and revitalize public infrastructure.

The current federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) was confirmed as part of the federal Budget 2014, and will run from 2014 to 2024.

Deadline: Ongoing 

Grant Writing Templates

Grant and Funding Application Templates

We have prepared Microsoft Word templates and a guide for completing a cover letter and a grant proposal to assist you in your grant application process.

We will be adding templates in MS Excel to assist you in creating your budget and timelines shortly.

Grant Writing Consultants

Alberta Business Grants

Alberta Business Grants has helped hundreds of businesses just like yours find grants, prepare a stellar application, and win thousands of dollars — the first time they apply.

1-780-297-6177
davidk@albertabusinessgrants.ca

MANAN Strategy Consultants

MANAN Strategy creates new beginnings and opportunities for businesses and non-profits to achieve community and/or global impact. As a result, we are continuously building our network of trusted consultants.

info@mananstrategy.com

List of Government Grants
List of Private Foundation Grants

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