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Funding a businessGrants

Explore government funding programs that support small business development and growth in Alberta. Below are some of the publicly-funded grant programs that may be available to support your business.

Innovation and commercialization grants

provincial level resource Agriculture, food and forestry funding programs

Programs that support the growth of Alberta businesses focused on research and innovation.

provincial level resource Micro-vouchers, vouchers and product demonstration grant

These programs support early to late stage technology and knowledge-driven SMEs operating in Alberta, as they advance towards technology readiness. Depending on their needs, eligible companies can apply for funding up to $300,000 to help hire third-party services and/or equipment.

Cultural industry grants

provincial level resource Individual arts project grants

Supports the development of individual Alberta artists, traditional Aboriginal artists, arts administrators and artist ensembles by providing a grant for a specific project.

provincial level resource Arts organization operational grants

Supports the annual operating expenses of some of Alberta's arts organizations and companies, including theatre and performing arts organizations, public art galleries and community arts organizations.

provincial level resource Arts organizations project grants

Helps Alberta arts organizations, companies and/or schools by providing grants for specific arts-related projects.

provincial level resource Alberta production grant

Production funding provided as a grant against eligible production expenses incurred in Alberta. The province contributes up to 30% of all eligible Alberta expenses, up to $5 million per project.

Export Support Grants

provincial level resource Export Support Fund

Grants designed to ease the cost of exporting. Eligible Alberta companies will be reimbursed between $2,000 and $20,000 per year for a select range of approved export activities.

federal level resource CanExport

CanExport will provide up to $50 million over five years in direct financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada seeking to develop new export opportunities, particularly in high-growth priority markets and sectors.