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Environmental Damages Fund

Grants to Canada Organizations, Governments, and
IHEs for Projects that Protect the Environment

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Government of Canada

Deadline Date:

02/24/21 12:00 PM PST

Description:

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Grants to Canada organizations, local governments, and IHEs for projects to protect the natural environment, with a focus on the conservation of fish and their habitats. Funding is intended to support projects in the areas of environmental restoration, wildlife conservation, education and awareness, research and development, and environmental quality improvements.

Priority is given to projects that restore the natural environment and conserve wildlife, followed by:

  • Environmental quality improvement initiatives
  • Research and development on environmental restoration and improvement
  • Education and awareness on issues affecting the health of the natural environment

The purpose of any contribution to the EDF is to restore the environment and conserve wildlife and habitats in a scientifically sound, cost-effective, and technically feasible way.

Funding is currently available in the following provinces and territories:

British Columbia: For projects related to the conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat or the restoration of fish habitat in the Province of British Columbia, with priority for projects in the East Kootenay region. 

Nunavut: For projects related to the conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat or the proper management and control of fisheries or fish habitat in the Territory of Nunavut, with a priority for projects in the Kitikmeot Region.

Yukon: For projects related to the conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat or the restoration of fish habitat in the Yukon Territory. Priority for projects that focus on restoration, or environmental quality improvement, or education and awareness. 

Quebec: For projects aimed at promoting the protection, conservation, recovery or restoration of the environment in the Province of Quebec, with priority for projects in the Bas St-Laurent region. 

Newfoundland and Labrador: For projects related to the conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Project activities must focus on Marine Conservation Areas or Marine Refuges.

For a list of eligible project costs, see the URL for Full Text below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194345

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding is currently available in the following provinces and territories:

- British Columbia:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,625,000
Minimum funding request is $200,000.

- Nunavut:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,277
Applicants must apply for the full funding amount of $100,277.

- Yukon:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $40,000
Applicants must apply for the full funding amount of $40,000.

- Quebec:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
Applicants must apply for the full funding amount of $100,000.

- Newfoundland and Labrador:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $45,000
Applicants must apply for the full funding amount of $45,000.

Term of Contract:

There is no maximum project duration. The average length of a project is approximately two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible groups include:

- Non-governmental organizations
- Universities and academic institutions
- Indigenous organizations
- Provincial, territorial and municipal governments

Individuals, businesses, or other federal departments or agencies are not eligible for funding but are encouraged to partner with eligible groups to apply. Offenders are not eligible to apply directly or to partner with eligible groups, for fines or monetary payments they have made that were directed to the EDF.

Projects must be undertaken within Canadian provinces and territories.

For a list of ineligible projects and activities, see the URL for Full Text below.

Pre-Application Information:

- Request for Proposals start date: January 19, 2021
- Request for Proposals deadline: February 24, 2021

The deadline for submitting a project is 12:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST), on the date indicated.

While matching funds are not required, evidence of other funding sources such as matching contributions and the respective amounts, or demonstration of the applicant’s ability to raise funds from sources other than the federal government in a past project will be considered as an asset at the proposal evaluation stage.

Environmental Damages Fund - Available Funds and Application Process:https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/programs/environmental-damages-fund/available-funds.html

Application instructions: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/programs/application-instructions.html

FAQs for applicant users: https://ec.ss.ec.gc.ca/en/cs/faq

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online: https://ec.ss.ec.gc.ca/auth/en/app/GCEMS

For technical assistance, please contact ec.sgesc-gcems-sgesc-gcems.ec@canada.ca.

General inquiries may be forwarded to the National EDF Office at:
National EDF Office
45 Alderney Drive
16th Floor, Queen Square
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2N6
E-mail: ec.fdenational-edfnational.ec@canada.ca

Regional Contacts:

New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island:
45 Alderney Drive
16th Floor, Queen Square
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2N6
E-mail: ec.fdeqa-edfaq.ec@canada.ca

Quebec:
801-1550, avenue D'Estimauville
Quebec, Quebec G1J 0C3
E-mail: ec.fdeqa-edfaq.ec@canada.ca

Ontario:
4905 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4
E-mail: ec.fdeon-edfon.ec@canada.ca

Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut:
123 Main Street, Suite 150
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4W2
E-mail: ec.fdeouestnord-edfwestnorth.ec@canada.ca

British Columbia and Yukon:
#201-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5
E-mail: ec.fdeouestnord-edfwestnorth.ec@canada.ca

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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