Community and Grant Information
Back to work grants – Provincial Government
This program will provide up to $370 million to help private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get thousands of Albertans back to work
Employers can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans in new or vacant positions
First intake open May 20 to Aug 31 2021 second intake Sept 15 to Dec 31 2021. Ministry of Labour and immigration is responsible for the delivery of this program
The following program changes expand eligibility to help businesses access the training they need. These temporary changes are effective from February 18, 2021 until February 28, 2022
▸ Eligible trainees now includes employed family members of eligible employers.
▸ Business owners (incorporated, unincorporated, sole-proprietor, partnerships) with 4 or fewer employees, including all owners, are now eligible trainees
▸ Training is no longer required to be incremental
▸ Employer need to use a third party training provider
▸ Training much meet eligibility criteria 21 hours minimum to 52 weeks
MCHB has recently launched a GoFundMe campaign for the Grocery Run to raise $150,000. This money will cover the food purchasing costs for 1 year for 600 families. This number breaks down to $250.00 per family per year or less than $5.00 per week for a family.
For more information see our GoFundMe link here
City announces anti-racism grants program
The City of Edmonton is launching a new grant program to support youth, non-profit and local grassroots organizations with the development of anti-racism projects and events. A total of $300,000 in funding will be available in 2021.
The grant program was initiated through the City’s Anti-racism Advisory Committee, whose mandate is to raise awareness and drive action on racism and anti-racism in Edmonton and provide advice to City Council regarding community perspectives on issues relating to racism.
Local Anti-racism Capacity Building/Innovation Grants (up to $10,000 each; $100,000 of total funds available)To be used by local grassroots organizations working on anti-racism activities and actions that highlight and combat systemic and structural racism.
Project Ready Matching Grants (up to $25,000 each; $75,000 of total funds available)To be used by community non-profit and local grassroots organizations for anti-racism initiatives that have received approved funding and require a matching contribution.
Local Community Participatory Action Research Grants (up to $25,000 each; $50,000 of total funds available)To be used by communities impacted by racism to support community-led research activities that address local issues and concerns specific to their communities.
Youth Activation Grants (up to $500 each; $25,000 of total funds available)To be used by youth (ages 13-24) to activate and animate anti-racism initiatives, grassroots organizing, and community action. Youth Activation Grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until all funds are exhausted.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 16, 2021.
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