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Heritage Preservation Partnership Program (HPPP): Research Grants

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits, For-Profits, Individuals,
IHEs, and Public Agencies for Historical Research

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Government of Alberta - Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF)

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Grants of up to $25,000 Alberta nonprofits, individuals, corporations, churches, municipalities, schools, and educational institutions, First Nations, and Metis settlement for research projects related to the heritage of the province. Funding is intended to support research on Alberta heritage topics, oral history projects, building surveys and inventories, and heritage management plans.

Eligible expenses and in-kind donations include those that are directly associated with research activities such as researching, writing and editing of resulting manuscript, researcher’s travel expenses and materials/supplies. Eligible travel expenses are for non-local travel only. These include meals (excluding alcoholic beverages), mileage and accommodations.

Costs associated with cultural protocol such as gifting to Elders and knowledge keepers and organizing sharing circles will be considered at standard Government of Alberta rates.

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GrantWatch ID#: 160115

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum matching grant is $25,000.

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.

Ineligible applicants include provincial government departments, members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Friends organizations associated with government owned and/or operated historic sites and interpretive centers.

The following are not eligible for the grant:
- Projects and applicants that are eligible for funding through the Provincial Heritage Organizations that the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation support (Alberta Museums Association, Archives Society of Alberta, Historical Society of Alberta, Alberta Genealogical Society, Archaeological Society of Alberta)
- Projects seeking debt reduction such as repayment of loans or shortfall on completed projects
- Projects that have already been funded by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

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

For a list of other 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 (labor, 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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