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Grants and funding

There are a variety of grants and funding programs available for businesses in Leduc County.

Funding programs

Continuous intake

Intake: varies

Alberta Innovates provides a number of funding programs to support research, the growth of business, and help the start-up community to build new technology and drive new ideas.

Learn more about Alberta Innovates funding

Development grant intake: open

Investment grant application deadlines: April 3, 2023 and Sept. 4, 2023

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation funds initiatives that support and advance education, research, law reform, and other activities related to real estate across our three focus areas of Real Estate Leadership, Built Environment, and Land.

Learn more about Alberta Real Estate Foundation funding

Intake: varies

CFIN is open to organizations across Canada’s food ecosystem. Join more than 1500 members, including manufacturers, processors, distributors, retailers, funders, and innovators.

Learn more about Canada Food Innovation Network funding

Intake: varies

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency.

Learn more about CMHC funding

Intake: open

Expanded Technologies Pilot EOI deadline: May 1, 2023

Comprehensive Energy Savings deadline: March 31, 2023

Energy Savings for Business helps Alberta businesses improve their efficiency and reduce emissions by supplying funding for commercial cost-and energy-saving technologies. 

Learn more about Emissions Reduction Alberta funding

Intake: call for proposals process

ERA is investing in a diverse portfolio of transformative, sustainable technologies that reduce GHG emissions and position Alberta for success in a lower emissions economy.

Learn more about Emissions Reduction Alberta funding

Intake: open

This program helps municipalities by providing support for regional collaboration and capacity building initiatives.

Learn more about Alberta Community Partnership funding

Intake: Open

Funding to help export-ready companies and non-profit organizations enhance access to international markets and attract global buyers.

Learn more about Alberta Export and Expansion Program funding

Intake: varies

The Alberta Media Fund (AMF) offers a variety of grants to help support the growth, sustainability, competitiveness and business attraction of our province’s cultural industries.

Learn more about the Alberta Media Fund funding

Intake: open

Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees and unemployed Albertans access training opportunities.

Learn more about the Canada-Alberta Jobs Grant funding

Intake: varies

Funding opportunities for projects in the areas of arts, culture, community, heritage, recreation, sport, and diversity and inclusion.

Learn more about the Culture and Status of Women Grants

Intake: varies

Tax credits, grants and other funding programs to stimulate regional economic development.

Learn more about the Economic Development Funding and Grants funding

Intake: open

Tax credit to support medium and large-scale productions filming in Alberta.

Learn more about the Film and Television Tax Credit funding

Intake: open

Companies can receive a grant of up to 20 per cent toward qualifying research and development expenditures.

Learn more about the Innovation Employment Grant funding

Intake: open

Eligible organizations with common labour market needs can get funding to support workforce initiatives.

Learn more about Workforce Partnerships Grants funding

Intake: varies

Funding for businesses and not-for-profit organizations with projects that advance economic growth and diversity in the Prairie provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Learn more about PrairiesCan Funding Programs

Intake: deadlines vary (see web page for more detail)

Provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers. This includes the celebration of LGBTQ2+ communities and Indigenous cultural celebrations.

Learn more about Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage funding

Intake: deadlines vary (see web page for more detail)

Find the right programs and services, whether you’re starting out or scaling up.

Learn more about Business Benefits Finder funding

Intake: ongoing (Expression of Interest)

It supports high-growth businesses that are seeking to improve productivity, scale-up and commercialize technology. It offers interest-free, repayable funding to incorporated businesses.

Learn more about Business Scale-up and Productivity funding

Intake: ongoing

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.

Learn more about Canada Cultural Spaces Fund funding

Intake: open until March 31, 2025

As part of the Canadian Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada ISED has partnered with Business Link and Digital Main Street. Eligible businesses can access e-commerce advisors and receive up to $2,400 to help with e-commerce opportunities.

Learn more about the Canada Digital Adoption Program funding

Intake: ongoing

The CEDD program supports economic development initiatives that contribute to the economic growth and diversification of communities across the Prairie provinces. Through this program, PrairiesCan enables communities to leverage their capacity and strengths to respond to economic development opportunities and to adjust to changing and challenging economic circumstances (e.g. inter-city bus transportation, wildfires, and floods)

Learn more about Community Economic Development and Diversification funding

Intake: continuous

The Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) supports the Canadian agricultural sector’s participation in the Government of Canada’s growth and policy objectives, by investing in the sector’s design, development and implementation of tools and strategies to respond to and seize opportunities created by these objectives.

Learn more about Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program funding

Intake: continuous

The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs, and position Canada’s economy for an inclusive recovery and long-term growth.

Learn more about Jobs and Growth Fund funding

Intake: ongoing

Making sure that Canada is a top destination for businesses to invest, grow and create jobs and prosperity for Canadians is one of the Government's top priorities. The Strategic Innovation Fund's (SIF) objective is to spur innovation for a better Canada by providing funding for large projects and national innovation ecosystems.

Learn more about Strategic Innovation Fund funding

Non-continuous intake

Intake: ends April 18, 2023

The third call for applications targets transport projects, mobile wireless projects along major roads, and projects requiring operational funding to increase satellite transport capacity.

Learn more about the CRTC Broadband Fund

Intake: ends March 20, 2023

A made-in-Alberta solution to help ensure every household in Alberta can access high-speed internet.

Learn more about the Alberta Broadband Fund

Intake: open until filled

Supports unemployed Albertans pursuing careers in the trucking industry.

Learn more about the Driving Back to Work grant program

Intake: ends March 31, 2023

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a Designate Red Seal Trade where women are underrepresented.

Learn more about the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women

Intake: applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until funding is fully allocated, or until March 31, 2024, whichever comes first.

PrairiesCan supports economic growth and diversification in the Prairie Provinces. Are you an organization seeking to build a strong and inclusive Canada, create jobs and support the long-term growth of your community? The Jobs and Growth Fund provides $700 million nationally over three years. Find out if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Learn more about the PrairiesCan Jobs and Growth Fund

Intake: ends March 15, 2023

The UCeed Energy Fund is focused on advancing energy innovation across a wide spectrum of fields, including areas like energy efficiency solutions, carbon capture, utilization and storage, and renewables.

Learn more about the UCeed Energy Fund

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