CIRA’s Community Investment Program grants fund innovative community internet projects to build a resilient, trusted and secure internet for all Canadians. Grants are available up to $100,000. In addition, one grant is available up to $250,000. Nonprofit and charitable organizations, as well as academics at universities and colleges in Canada, are welcome to apply. Priority funding areas include infrastructure, digital literacy, cybersecurity, and community leadership. While CIRA’s granting program will consider applications that benefit all Canadians, in 2020 they’re especially looking for initiatives that benefit:
- Students (kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary)
- Northern, rural and Indigenous communities
The deadline to apply is February 25, 2020.