Deadline Alerts! Don’t let them get away!

 These funds have been posted throughout March and now have deadlines approaching.

March 29, 2012, 1:30 P.M.: Archaeologist Services (Solicitation # PD13TCF003), Strait of Georgia Business Area, BC Timber Sales Traditional Use and Cultural Heritage Review, Field Work, First Nation Consultation.  Fundsblogger Note: Affected First Nations should consider incorporating their own Heritage Department, hiring or contracting an archeologist and bidding on this RFP. Any company or consultant considering a bid on this project should be aware of Aboriginal Right & Title issues.

March 31st, 2012: The Cooperative Development Initiative (CDI) offers three program suites to help start, develop and maintain new co-ops. The funding range for projects is between $5,000 and $75,000 per project per year. Multi-year projects are allowable (up to three years).   CDI requires project budgets to follow an April 1 fiscal year. Please note that current website information states that projects must be completed before December 31st 2012 , since the program ends on March 31, 2013. However, based on the efforts being undertaken to celebrate the International Year of Cooperatives I think we can expect this program to have a renewed mandate past 2013. So, go ahead and start cooperating!

March 31st, 2012: $7,500 available for Grant Writing Support through NDIT  Each year, $7,500 in rebate funding is provided to approved municipalities, regional districts, incorporated improvement districts, and First Nations bands to support employment of a locally-based grant writer that is directly supervised by local or band government administration to prepare funding application to agencies, foundations, and government programs.

April 1, 2012: Canadian Heritage funds for Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage. This funding suite includes:

  • Local Festivals – up to a maximum of $200,000.00. The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans, or historical performers.
  • Community Anniversaries – provides funding for non-recurring events (including capital projects up to $25,000). Successful applicants may receive up to 100 percent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000 for events.
  • Legacy Fund – successful applicants may receive up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $500,000. The Legacy Fund provides funding for community capital      projects that commemorate a local historical anniversary of 100 years or greater in increments of 25 years.

April 2nd, 2012: The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health has opened it’s annual Call for Applications! Maximum Grant $65,000.00  Applications from registered charities are invited for funding for projects consistent with the Foundation’s objective to provide front-line support for those directly affected by mental illness. Funding will be allocated to projects aimed at building front-line capacity to provide community-based support for those affected by mental illness or for those supporting them in a non-professional capacity (e.g., family, friends). Funding will not cover capital projects (i.e., “bricks and mortar”) but would include such activities as: hiring and/or training staff, enriching current services that improve understanding of and the ability to address challenges experienced by those suffering from mental illness and/or provide comfort and a sense of well-being to them and covering certain costs directly related to delivery of front-line programs (e.g., travel expenses, rental of facilities, communications activities). Applicants will be notified, via email, of the outcome of their application by July 2012.

April 5, 2012:  On the literacy front, the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) invites eligible organizations to submit concept papers for collaborative research projects. Maximum Project Value: no information provided on website but previous experience indicates a range of $25,000+.  Eligible organizations for these funds include:

  • not-for-profit organizations
  • voluntary sector organizations
  • workplace organizations, including sector councils, unions and business associations
  • professional associations
  • universities, colleges and other education or training bodies
  • provincial/territorial institutions, including Crown corporations
  • provincial and territorial governments and their organizing bodies
  • international not-for-profit organizations (e.g. OECD)
  • municipalities

The program objective is to foster research that: measures the benefits of increasing Literacy & Essential Skills (LES) levels in different delivery contexts, provides an evolution of LES concepts through measurement strategies or occupational profiles, or develops analytical and/or imputational frameworks for studying the anticipated 2011 data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

April 9th, 2012: Also in April is a deadline for the annual Learning to Lead™ Combining Our Strength™ program which brings Aboriginal women with varying levels of personal and leadership experience together from different communities throughout the province. These women will have the opportunity to learn from one another and to celebrate their accomplishments. The Minerva Foundation and their sponsors cover the cost of all program activities and meals. Transportation (includes air and bus travel) to UBC and accommodation on the UBC campus will be provided for participants from outside the Lower Mainland. Expressions of Interest from hopeful participants must be received by the deadline date.

April 9th, 2012: Public Safety Canada: Direct Invervention Projects Youth Gang Prevention Fund: The Youth Gang Prevention funds (YGPF) supports targeted initiatives to address youth violence and involvement in youth gangs in communities where these issues currently exist or are emerging threats. Your LOI must present a detailed overview of the crime prevention project that your organization proposes to implement in your community in partnership with other groups, organizations and practitioners.  Funding Range: $5,000+.

April 10th, 2012: (RFP Solicitation # ON-002226) Government Communications and Public Engagement (GCPE) invites interested service providers to submit responses for the provision of Writing Services. Based on the review of the RFQ Responses, GCPE intends to establish a List of Qualified Suppliers who, on an “as, if and when requested” basis, may be contacted directly, or asked to compete, to enter into a Contract(s) for provision of the services. The successful Respondents will be required to provide assistance with writing and editing services. Services include researching and writing content for websites, press kits, brochures, speeches, reports, brochures, social media and/or ad content/copy to support GCPE or other Ministries of the Province. Content may be re-edited/reproduced for online and print channels, including third-party publications.  Pricing is 10% of proposal weight.

April 15th, 2012: The Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (iafbc) is still accepting proposals under it’s Growing Forward program. This funding will support projects that foster a culture of innovation and facilitate the adoption of innovative products, processes and technologies in the British Columbia agriculture, food and agri-products sector. Project grants up to $25,000 are considered Small Projects.

April 16th, 2012: (RFP Solicitation # ON-002222) The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Innovation is seeking Contractors to carry out community-based projects that use the arts to bring diverse groups together to interact and collaborate on a project that addresses Racism, promotes Multiculturalism, and builds an Inclusive Community. Max. Value $35,000.00  Fundsblogger Note: This is a great opportunity for collaboration between Tourism Boards, Municipalities, First Nations, Community Groups and related NGO’s

April 16th, 2012: We found a beautiful funding source for those of you working with adoptive/foster children and their families. The Lex Reynolds Adoption and Permanency Trust Fund is accepting application for their 2012 round of Mini-Grants.  Maximum Grant: $1,500. Grants will be awarded in May 2012.

April 18th, 2012: Sustainable Development Technology Canada is accepting SOI’s (Statement of Intent) until April 18, 2012.SDTC supports technologies that address the challenges of Climate Change, Clean Air, Soil and Water, including technology solutions focused on these current priority areas:

    • Natural Resources: Mitigate environmental impacts associated with Canada’s natural resource sector including “green mining”, cleaner fossil fuels and forestry
    • Clean Energy: Enable cleaner energy production and improved energy efficiency of transportation, the built environment and industrial processes
    • Soil and Water: Improve the efficiency of the largest water users and address the most sensitive points of water and soil contamination
    • Agriculture: Increase yield and improve temperature and drought resistance of agricultural crops and mitigate land-use changes and biodiversity loss
    • Northern and Remote Communities: Innovative solutions for self-sufficiency in smaller communities

April 20th, 2012: There is an April deadline for the Women Leading the Way™ program which offers women tools and techniques to develop their leadership abilities, enabling them to move into positions of greater influence and responsibility and to effect political, business, or social change in communities/organizations of their choice. This program is part of a three year pilot program that takes “women who want to lead” through a part-time, year-long, advanced leadership development training program. The third cohort starts in September 2012.   Minerva encourages applicants to apply early. Please note that there are costs associated with this particular program; $2500 for all classes, tutorials, mentoring, tutors, and program materials over the year. These fees also include attendance at the 2013 graduation celebration event. Travel bursaries may be available for participants who live outside the Lower Mainland. Participants are also responsible for their own food and accommodation for the duration of their stay in Vancouver.

April 30th, 2012: (RFP) Calling all Canadian Artists near and far! The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites artists to apply to develop, design, and implement a public art commission for the Barrhaven South Recreation Complex. This request for proposals is an equal opportunity, open to all professional artists. Participants must be Canadian citizens or have permanent residence status.  The total budget for this commission is $300,000 plus HST. The commission budget must include all costs required to design, fabricate and install the project.

There you have it, folks.  Lots of money but only a little time!

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