Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders Grant Program

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.
Eligibility

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.

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Agency Name: 
Government of Alberta
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Up to $1.5 million
Grant Location: 
External
External Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Internal Deadline: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Grant Type: 
Research
Salary
Travel
Equipment
Grant Area: 
Health
Grant Eligibility: 
Faculty
Students
Postdoc