The Ukrainian Housing Grant program contributes to Alberta’s mandate to support displaced Ukrainians seeking refuge in Albertan communities. This program is a funding partnership between AAISA, the Canadian Red Cross, and Ukrainian Canadian Congress. This grant is designed to support Albertan agencies and communities to deliver projects and services to address Ukrainians immediate housing needs. Immediate housing needs describes all housing supports accessed by arriving displaced Ukrainians in their first four to six weeks in the province.
Millions of people have left their homes in Ukraine due to the recent violence, trauma, and economic hardship. Households arriving in Canada from Ukraine are receiving support from governments, settlement agencies and community organizations. The Canadian Red Cross is working in partnership with governments and community organizations to support households in finding their path and home in Canada. Through this ongoing collaborative work, a gap in available funding to support temporary housing arrangements has been identified.
With thanks to the generous support of donors, the Canadian Red Cross is pleased to make available a funding opportunity for projects that support households arriving from Ukraine with access to temporary housing services and supports. In recognition of the critical role that community organizations play in supporting newcomers to Canada, these Canadian Red Cross grants will support organizations as they contribute to recovery and resilience-building efforts.
The objectives of this grant program are to:
The total amount of funding available to support displaced Ukrainian evacuees as part of this grant is $100,000 from the Canadian Red Cross. With Ukrainian evacuees calling more than 70 locations throughout Alberta home, these funds are aimed to support service providers and community groups to address unmet housing needs.
Funding supports four-month projects beginning May 1st, 2023, to September 1st, 2023. AAISA prioritizes funding proposals that align best with established unmet needs of displaced Ukrainians, that make the most collective impact, and that reflects the final destinations of Ukrainians.
June 29th, 2023, between 1-2:00 PM, MST – Applicants’ information call (optional)
July 13th, 2023, at 11:50 PM, MST – Deadline to submit applications
August 1st, 2023, to November 30, 2023 – Project duration
This Grant was originally to be launched on June 1st to help support Emergency Housing for displaced Ukrainians in Alberta. In reaction to the Government of Alberta providing Emergency Hotels to support displaced Ukrainians and to avoid duplication of services, the Canadian Red Cross and AAISA has chosen to adjust the eligibility of application. The adjustment focuses on projects that help transition housing solely and is further described on this webpage.
**If you have already submitted a grant for the previous application, please note that your application is still being considered and you will be contacted by a staff member shortly for the next steps. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This program distributes grants of up to $30,000 to support organizations or community groups to address the unmet housing needs of displaced Ukrainian evacuees that are not already addressed or duplicated by existing programs and services.
The funds will support projects or programs that are short-term with an end date of November 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 three funding streams:
Organizations must demonstrate how their proposal and project outcomes align with these funding streams. These funds will prioritize projects or programs which emphasize collaboration between organizations and agencies with the goal to create a network of housing solutions for 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:
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.
Meeting link: https://aaisa-ca.zoom.us/j/82856779572
Meeting ID: 828 5677 9572
Or call in (audio only) – +1 587 328 1099 Canada
Phone Conference ID: 859 6906 6256
Find your local number: https://aaisa-ca.zoom.us/u/kA7OFHHL
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 comprised of senior management from AAISA and UCC 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 July 20th, 2023.
Connect with the AAISA Ukrainian Initiative Team and the review committee: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org