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Heritage Preservation Partnership Program (HPPP): Publication Grant

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits, For-Profits, Individuals, IHEs,
and Public Agencies for Interpretive History Books and Pamphlets

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Government of Alberta - Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF)

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Grants of up to $3,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Alberta nonprofits, individuals, corporations, churches, municipalities, schools, and educational institutions, First Nations, and Metis settlements to print material that documents the Province’s history. Funding is intended to support documents that preserve, interpret, promote awareness, produce new understanding or add to the knowledge base of Alberta’s history. Online publications may also be considered. The publication must have substantial Alberta heritage content. Brochures and pamphlets must be interpretive and educational rather than promotional.

Eligible publications include:
- Books, printed or electronic
- Interpretive (non-promotional) brochures
- Interpretive (non-promotional) pamphlets
- Walking tour booklets

Eligible expenses include copy editing, indexing, proofreading, photo copyright fees, bibliography writing, digital conversion, design, layout and printing.

Any concerns regarding the publication of sensitive cultural knowledge should be discussed with the Grant Program Coordinator.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160114

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum matching grant is $10,000 for books and $3,000 for brochures and pamphlets.

Term of Contract:

Grant recipients have three years from the date of grant notification, to claim their grant and complete the project. Grants that are not claimed within this three-year period will be de-committed and the file will be closed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include individuals that reside in Alberta or have a permanent Alberta address; and registered organizations in Alberta. These include nonprofit organizations, corporations, municipalities, churches, schools and other educational institutions, First Nations and Metis Settlements.

Printers, provincial government departments, and members of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Board of Directors may not apply.

Ineligible Projects and Expenses
- Substantive of developmental editing (for purposes of these guidelines, refers to editing the overall structure and organization of the manuscript)
- Producing illustrations or maps
- Selecting photos
- Translating text
- Researching, writing
- Preparing or producing copy of the manuscript
- Marketing, promotion, distribution
- Personal family histories
- Reprinting of publication already funded by the Foundation

In-kind donations associated with ineligible expenses/tasks are not eligible as well.

For additional ineligible projects and expenses, see:

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadlines are the first working day of February and September. Applicants may contact the Program Coordinator to discuss applicant and project eligibility.

Applicants are notified of the funding decision in writing, in June or July for February applications, and in December or January for September applications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications before the deadline.

This is a matching grant program. Applicants are required to contribute at least 50% of the eligible project value and may request funding of up to 50% of eligible project value, subject to the grant maximums. Eligible project value consists of cash expenses and value of in-kind donations for labor, services and materials and equipment that are directly associated with the project.

Applicant contributions may be in the form of cash (own cash or donations) and in-kind donations (labour, services, materials and equipment).

Total provincial government funding is up to 50% of the eligible project value. Funds from other provincial government funding agencies that were awarded for the same project cannot be used as applicant’s matching contribution. Grants of more than 50% of eligible project value may be awarded to nonprofit organizations that can demonstrate financial need.

HPPP Guidelines for Heritage Awareness Projects:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Carina Naranjilla, Program Coordinator

Drop off, mail, or send applications by courier to:
Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820 - 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P8

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Canada: Alberta