Microsoft AI Grants for Accessibility

Organizations developing AI applications for people with disabilities can apply for funding from Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility Grant Program. Quick Facts. This program provides access to advanced Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources to work on empowering people with disabilities. It awards grants to projects that build on recent advancements in Microsoft Cognitive Services and Machine Learning to develop[…]

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This Week’s Top New Grants and Incentives

The U.S. government published 81 new grant programs this week, including funding for HIV viral suppression, wildfire risk reduction, and recovery services for substance abuse. Keep reading to get an overview of three new top grants announced this week. Program #1. The Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Ages 13-24 Department. Health and[…]

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Who Got Government Grants This Week

Funding for the week of Oct. 21 under Canadian federal and provincial grants and business incentive programs reached $95.2M, up from $77.9M during the previous week. Top Sector…The Community and Nonprofit sector ranked first, attracting $53.3M, or 56% of national disbursements. Top Region…BC is the top province this week, securing $38.3M and accounting for 40%[…]

QP Briefing. Government backs off from municipal amalgamation, offers funds to find efficiencies

By David Hains The government is climbing down from the potential amalgamation of Ontario cities and regions in advance of the legislative resuming on Monday. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark announced the results of the much-anticipated governance review on Friday morning, and it stopped short of widespread fears of a massive overhaul of governance that could[…]

New Green Infrastructure Money for Small Ontario Municipalities

Communities in Ontario with populations under 100k can now apply for infrastructure funding under the Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP)’s Green Infrastructure stream. Quick Facts. The funding will help small communities to rehabilitate critical water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure and drive local economic growth. Municipalities, First Nations, Local Service Boards, Conservation Authorities, and other nonprofits that own eligible[…]

$500M in Funding for Northern and Rural Municipalities in Ontario

Next year, the Province of Ontario will invest $500M in 389 municipalities through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). Quick Facts. The OMPF is the Province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities. It primarily supports northern and rural communities. Funding can be used for local priorities, to support the specific needs of each community. The OMPF’s[…]

New Export Funding for Nova Scotia Businesses

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is launching the Executive Management Growth Program, a pilot program, to allow high-potential companies to bring on export consultants. Quick Facts. The program will fund 75% of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $50k. Companies will work with a dedicated consultant on improving strategy, operations, leadership skills/ development, revenue[…]

Ontario Agriculture Funding Available Next Week

Applications under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding framework will open in Ontario on Nov. 4 for food processors and other businesses. Quick Facts. The program is open to agri-food businesses looking to increase food safety, develop new markets, and expand their operations. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3B commitment by federal, provincial and[…]