CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant

A one-time grant that will provide a total of $5 million in funding to benefit the health of Albertans or improve their care.

CPSA is now seeking proposals from Alberta-based organizations and/or individuals for the CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant! Submit your expression of intent no later than Dec. 15, 2022.

About the CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant

As a learning organization, CPSA is committed to finding new and innovative approaches to ensure Albertans receive safe, high-quality care. This is why we created the CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant. It is a one-time grant program to support Alberta-based organizations and/or individuals with their projects, initiatives and/or research that align with at least one of CPSA’s strategic directions and will directly benefit the health of Albertans or improve their care.

The CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant will see a total of $5 million in funding available across Alberta. Local organizations and individuals will be able to select one of three funding categories when submitting their proposal:

  • $50,000 – $100,000
  • $100,001 – $1,000,000
  • $1,000,001 – $2,500,000

Benefitting Albertans

The ultimate goal of the CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant is to benefit the health of Albertans or improve their care. The Evaluation Committee will carefully select recipients based on the Selection Criteria and ensure each granted proposal has a clear outline of:

  • How the project is going to benefit Albertans;
  • How the project is going to be sustainable beyond the CPSA funding period;
  • How the project aligns with CPSA’s strategic directions; and
  • How gained knowledge from the project will be shared publicly.

Who can apply

All eligible Alberta-based organizations and/or individuals with a project, initiative and/or research that will benefit the health of Albertans or improve their care are encouraged to apply. The primary recipient of funds must be a nonprofit, non-government agency, academic organization/individual, charitable organization or community group. We value enhanced partnerships, so collaborations at ANY level are strongly encouraged.

Key submission dates

Dec. 15, 2022: Expression of intent

Interested applicants must submit an expression of intent no later than Dec. 15, 2022, outlining their intent to submit a proposal.

The expression of intent must be emailed to Grants@cpsa.ab.ca with the subject line: “Expression of Intent CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant“.

Requirements for the expression of intent can be found in the “Submission Requirements” section of the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Jan. 4, 2023: Questions

Once an expression of intent has been submitted, applicants have the opportunity to submit any questions regarding their proposal and/or the grant before Jan. 4, 2023.

The questions must be emailed to Grants@cpsa.ab.ca with the subject line: “Questions CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant“.

CPSA will respond to all questions by Jan. 18, 2023.

Feb. 28, 2023: Proposals

All proposals must include the requirements outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP) and be submitted in PDF format no later than Feb. 28, 2023.

The proposals must be emailed to Grants@cpsa.ab.ca with the subject line: “Proposal CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant“.

To ensure all submissions are evaluated objectively, CPSA will employ an anonymous submission process. All organizations and/or individuals applying must submit two versions of their proposal: one with identifying information, and one without identifying information.

Please read the “Submission Requirements” section of the RFP to learn more details.

How to submit your expression of intent and proposal

  1. Download and carefully read the Request for Proposal (RFP) to learn about the CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant
  2. Read the Principles section in the RFP to check eligibility and fund allocation guidance
  3. Submit your expression of intent no later than Dec. 15, 2022
  4. Submit your questions by Jan. 4, 2023 (not required)
  5. Submit your proposal before Feb. 28, 2023

Please refer to the “Submission Requirements” section of the RFP for more information about submissions.

History of the grant funding

From 2012–2016, CPSA collected $150 from each regulated member as part of their annual renewal with the intent to purchase or build a new office space to accommodate CPSA’s growing team. However, with favourable lease rates in 2018, Council decided to continue leasing in downtown Edmonton until at least 2029 and use a portion of CPSA’s Building Fund Reserve towards operations for 2022.

In 2020, Council sought feedback from the profession to help decide what to do with the remaining money that had grown to over $9 million with interest from investments. Ultimately, $4.7 million was used towards operations, thereby creating a one-time annual fee reduction for all practising Alberta physicians in independent practice for 2022, which has been completed. Following that, Council approved allocating $5 million to support programs, initiatives and/or research to benefit Albertans.

In 2022, the CPSA Building Fund Initiatives Working Group presented the recommendation to establish a grant program― the CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant, which Council approved at their Sept. 2022 meeting.

Questions?

Email: Grants@cpsa.ab.ca
Phone: 780-969-4983 | 1-800-561-3899 ext. 4983