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Alberta’s firefighters, police officers, paramedics, sheriffs, corrections officers and emergency health care workers often deal with stressful, dangerous and traumatic situations. This stress has a negative impact on first responders and emergency health care workers. They often experience post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) at significantly higher rates than the general population.
The Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders (SPHIFR) grant program has 2 separate funding streams:
- Stream 1 (Services) provides funding for non-profit organizations that provide services to first responders and emergency health care workers living with or at risk for PTSI.
- Stream 2 (Research) provides funding to researchers engaged in applied research that generates evidence on prevention or intervention for first responders and emergency health care workers living with or at risk for PTSI.
There is up to $1.5 million available for this grant program in 2022-23. Grants are available for 2 areas of focus: services, and applied research.
Note: if a service or project is partially funded by another organization, the applicant must indicate what component will be funded by a SPHIFR grant to avoid overlap.
Stream 1: services
The grant for services is available for:
- non-profit or public sector organizations that operate in Alberta
- services or a project dedicated to providing services to Alberta first responders and emergency health care workers living with or at risk for PTSI
Stream 2: applied research
The applied research grant recipients must meet these requirements:
- Applicant must be affiliated with a Canadian-based organization.
- The research project must generate evidence on prevention or intervention for PTSI in first responders and emergency health care workers.
The deadline to apply is June 13, 2022.
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