Publication grants support the publication of books and other documents that preserve, interpret, promote awareness, produce new understanding or add to the
knowledge base of Alberta’s history.
Matching grants are awarded up to 50% of eligible project value, up to $10,000 for books and $3,000 for brochures and pamphlets.
Annual Application Deadlines
- First working day of February (funding decision released in June or July)
- First working day of September (funding decision released in December or January)
Guidelines and Application Form
Eligible publications include books, non-promotional brochures and pamphlets and walking tour booklets. Online publications may also be considered.
Ineligible Projects and Expenses
- Printers cannot apply
- Personal family histories
- Reprinting of publication already funded by the Foundation
- Preparing, compiling or producing the manuscript
- Researching, writing, marketing or distributing the publication
The application must include a Publication Grant Application Form with a project plan, project budget, copy of
the completed manuscript and associated quotes from printer/publisher.
For brochures/pamphlets the text with layout and photographs must be submitted with the application. For a complete list of application requirements, refer to the
Applications are assessed using a number of factors including:
- Project approach and strategy
- Experience/qualifications of the project proponents
- Project budget
The publication must have substantial Alberta heritage content and will be assessed for its research interest and value, quality of composition and potential
distribution and audience.
The level of funding will be further determined based on the grant program’s budget, the project’s individual merit and in comparison with the other projects.
Grant Payments and Reporting Requirements
To claim approved grants, grant recipients must submit a final report on the project outcomes, a copy of the publication along with invoices/receipts of eligible
For more information contact Carina
Naranjilla, Program Coordinator, Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.
Last reviewed/revised: January 20, 2017