Grants, Financing & Funding

ProgramSummarySectorIntake Period / Effective DateDate Information Updated
Energy Innovation ProgramCarbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) provides an important pathway to emissions reductions for energy and industrial activities under conditions where neither electrification nor low carbon fuels are able to provide technically or economically feasible low-carbon solutions.

As part of Budget 2021, the government is investing $319 million over seven years into research, development, and demonstrations to advance the commercial viability of CCUS technologies. These funds will support businesses, academia, non-profits, government, and federal laboratories on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050.
Utilization Stream open until February 23, 2024. 2024/02/22
CanExportSmall and medium sized companies may access up to $50,000 in funding to assist with international market development activities. CanExport covers up to 50% of costs for export marketing of your products and services in international markets where you have little or no sales.Not sector specificNot currently receiving applications. Expected to reopen February 2024 for projects beginning April 1, 2024. 2024/02/22
The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP)The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a new $3.5-billion, 5-year agreement (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028), between the federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector. The agreement includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities funded by federal, provincial and territorial governments.Agriculture Various intake periods depending on funding stream2024/02/22
Innovative Solutions CanadaFunding to innovate, create and get to market. Not sector specificNew opportunities opening soon. 2024/02/22
Innovation Employment GrantThe Innovation Employment Grant encourages economic growth by supporting small and medium-sized businesses that invest in research and development (R&D) with a grant worth up to 20% of qualifying expenditures.

Research & DevelopmentOpen as of January 1, 20212024/02/22
Tourism Investment ProgramFunding available from Travel Alberta to grow your tourism business. TourismVarious intake periods depending on funding stream 2024/02/27
Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive ProgramGrants to attract investment in Alberta's petrochemical sector. EnergyOngoing2024/02/27
Canada Digital Adoption Program - Grow Your Business Online GrantAs part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada has partnered with Business Link and Digital Main Street to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant to small businesses across the country.

Eligible businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting e-commerce and supported by a network of e-commerce advisors.
Not sector specific Ongoing2024/02/27
RDAR RDAR administers On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) , a cost-share funding program that supports farmers in adopting best management practices (BMPs) that reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions and store carbon, specifically for in-field nitrogen management, expanding cover cropping, and implementing rotational grazing practices. Agriculture Taking applications the first week in March 20242024/02/27
UCeed Energy FundProvides funding to startups and any organized divisions/teams and research groups affiliated or collaborating with a post secondary institution or Canadian university.

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.
Young Entrepreneur LoanIf you are under the age of 40 & have a good business plan, you can start or expand your business with the Young Entrepreneur Loan. Purchase shares in, buy, or improve an agricultural or food-related business, and take your dream business to the next level.Agriculture
Food & Beverage
Ongoing 2024/02/27
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)For over 80 years, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation has provided Alberta farmers with crop insurance, livestock price insurance, farm loans, commercial loans and farm income disaster assistance.Agriculture Ongoing 2024/02/27
County of Wetaskiwin Sustainable Agriculture ProgramThe County of Wetaskiwin's sustainable agriculture program supports the adoption of beneficial management practices by agricultural producers through education and awareness.

The program also supports individual producers with the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan process and with the application process for Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership grants and coordinates the ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc program.
Agriculture Various intake periods depending on funding stream2024/02/27
Alberta Business Grants Ltd. A full-service grant writing agency, to help businesses find government grants, meet grant agencies, and write winning applications.Not sector specific 2024/02/29
Start AlbertaStart Alberta is the most comprehensive database on startups and funding in the province.
Operated by A100 and powered by Dealroom, Start Alberta provides real-time data for founders, investors, corporates and government stakeholders, cataloguing the regional tech ecosystem.
Technology and Innovation2024/02/29
Grants, funding and supports for non-profitsThe Province of Alberta's ones-stop for charitable and non-profit organizations to access information. Not sector specific2024/04/02