The Ukrainian Settlement Support Grant program contributes to Alberta’s overall mandate to help displaced Ukrainians seeking refuges in Albertan communities. This program is a funding partnership between AAISA and the Government of Alberta. This grant is designed to support Albertan agencies and communities to deliver projects and services that that enhance the well-being of displaced Ukrainian individuals and families, but do not duplicate existing programs and services.
The objectives of this grant program are to:
The total among of funding available to support displaced Ukrainian evacuees as part of this grant is $826,000 from the Government of Alberta. With Ukrainian evacuees calling more than 70 locations throughout Alberta home, these funds are aimed to support service providers across the province address the expressed unmet needs.
Funding occurs through two cycles – August 2022 and January 2023. AAISA prioritizes funding proposals that align best with established unmet needs of displaced Ukrainians, that make the most collective impact, and that reflect final destinations of Ukrainians. Funding distributed in the first cycle focused on supporting the infrastructure that meets the expressed needs of displaced Ukrainians, including communication and service pathways. Funding distributed in the second cycle focuses on addressing community needs experienced by displaced Ukrainians, including community building and soft skills.
January 19, 2023, between 1-2:00 PM, MST – Applicants’ information call (optional)
February 8, 2023, at 11:59 PM, MST – Deadline to submit applications
March 1, 2023 to June 30th, 2023 – Project duration
This program distributes grants of up to $30,000 to support community groups or organizations to undress the unmet needs of displaced Ukrainian evacuees that are not already addressed or duplicated by existing programs and services.
These funds will support projects or programs that are short-term with an end date of June 30, 2023.
This project is designed to complement Alberta’s existing settlement programming and services to better support displaced Ukrainians seeking refuge in Alberta. The project has four funding streams:
1.Community capacity building and connection
To be used to improve and expand community and connection between displaced Ukrainian evacuees and their community.
2.Communication and knowledge pathways
To be used to strengthen knowledge sharing and communication between services and community groups of existing services, policies and opportunities available for displaced Ukrainian evacuees. 2
3.Community and workplace integration
To be used to increase the capacity for displaced Ukrainians to integrate into their community or workplace through activities like soft-skill building and job searching.
4.Initial arrival supports
To be used to help newly arrived displaced Ukrainian evacuees integrate into their community, through activities like emergency transportation costs or initial food supports costs.
Organizations must demonstrate how their proposal and project outcomes aligns with these funding streams, as well as how it falls outside of services and programs that already exist within Alberta’s settlement sector. The following activities are examples of ineligible for funding as they are established services and activities already supported by Alberta’s settlement sector:
These funds will support projects or programs along increase connectivity and community building, deepen communication and knowledge pathways, and facilitate skill and knowledge development of displaced Ukrainians.
Applicants can submit a maximum of two proposals. Each proposal will be considered as a stand-alone submission. Ensure all documents are included for each separate proposal.
To apply for this grant, applicants and proposals must meet these guidelines.
Applications will only be accepted from Albertan organizations that support displaced Ukrainian evacuees that are:
Applications will not be accepted if applicant:
To be eligible, proposals must:
Step 1: Read and review the funding guidelines
The funding guidelines listed on this page or the document Ukrainian Settlement Support Grant to ensure eligibility and conditions of this grant.
Step 2 (optional): Participate in the Applicants’ Information Call
The Applicants’ Information Call is an opportunity to ask questions regarding the application process and seek clarification about the Application Guidelines.
Or call in (audio only) – +1 587 328 1099 Canada
Phone Conference ID: 899 6874 8413
Find your local number: https://aaisa-ca.zoom.us/u/kdAQ14ZrOL
Step 3: Download application templates
Step 4: Complete the application package
Step 5: Submit the application
After you apply, your application will be processed in the following steps:
Step 1: Initial screening
All applications will be screened to ensure completion of package and if the applications meet the eligibility criteria outlined above.
Step 2: Committee review
A committee reviews and scores applications that pass the initial screening. Scoring is based on an assessment criterion outlined through Innovation, Impact and Implementation.
The committee will award grants based on these application scores, most current provincial needs and priorities, and the overall available funding.
Step 3: Applicant notification
All applicants will be notified to share the results of their application by February 21st.
Connect with the AAISA Ukrainian Initiative Team and the review committee: