Various Funding Opportunities Open — February 5, 2018

Various Funding Opportunities Open

February 5, 2018

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to make constituents aware of multiple funding opportunities for projects related to the environment.

On February 1, 2018, the Government of Canada announced an annual call for proposals for seven existing environmental funding programs that will address conservation and water protection. The seven funding programs are:

  • Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk
  • Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk
  • EcoAction Community Funding Program
  • Environmental Damages Fund
  • Atlantic Ecosystems Fund
  • Great Lakes Protection Initiative
  • Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

Relevant to the Yellowhead riding, the Habitat for Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk aims to contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened, and other species at risk, and to prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern, by engaging Canadians in conservation. The optional Expressions of Interest are due February 23, and the deadline to apply for funding is March 19, 2018.

The Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk supports the development of Indigenous capacity to participate actively in the implementation of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The deadlines are the same as the HSP for Species at Risk, above.

The EcoAction Community Funding Program is available for new projects that engage Canadians and clearly demonstrate measurable, positive environmental results related to clean water or climate change. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2018.

The Environmental Damages Fund has two streams in Alberta. The first has $170,000 available for the conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat. The second has $200,000 available for projects that protect, conserve, or restore the environment. Preference for both streams will be given to projects in our North Saskatchewan River watershed.  The deadline is February 23, 2018.

“I encourage all those interested in these programs, especially those along the North Saskatchewan River, to apply. Let’s ensure that our riding of Yellowhead continues to represent the best of Alberta’s beauty,” concluded MP Eglinski.

For more information and links to each funding program, visit the department’s website at -30-






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