Climate Action and Awareness Fund –Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Request for Proposals
Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) has opened a request for proposals (RFP) for Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Research. The RFP will fund up to $59M for projects that will strengthen Canada’s science capacity to understand, identify, accelerate, and evaluate actions towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Please visit the CAAF website for more information.
Information from: Climate Action and Awareness Fund, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada.
Agricultural Climate Solutions
Agricultural Climate Solutions (ACS) is a $185 million, 10-year program that will help to develop and implement farming practices to tackle climate change. Through agricultural practices, such as shelterbelts or cover crops, farmland can store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases.
ACS aims to establish a strong Canada-wide network of regional collaborations led by farmers, and including scientists and other sectoral stakeholders. Together, they will develop and share natural solutions and farming practices to ensure farms remain competitive and that our water, air, and soil are sustainable for generations to come.
ACS is a program under the more than $4 billion Natural Climate Solutions Fund. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is partnering with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to develop projects that invest in natural climate solutions, including NRCan’s Growing Canada’s Forests program and ECCC’s Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund. These solutions will contribute to meeting or exceeding Canada’s greenhouse gas reduction targets and provide benefits towards the well-being of all Canadians.
Funding available through ACS will be deployed in several phases starting in April 2021. The 2021 application process will be open across the country.To be eligible for the Agricultural Climate Solutions program, applicants must form a large network of partnerships within a province, including agricultural non-profits, Indigenous organizations and environmental groups. Projects in each province will be selected based on the potential to store carbon and/or reduce greenhouse gases. Each ACS project will be led by an external lead applicant working alongside various other collaborators.
In spring 2021, AAFC will hold national information sessions and provincial engagement workshops. Additional engagement workshops will be hosted in winter / spring 2022, and the second annual intake period will be launched in April 2022.
Information sessions are intended for farmers, agriculture and environmental non-profit organizations, Indigenous organizations, communities and groups, industry stakeholders and academic institutions. National sessions will focus on sharing information about the new program, the application process and the living laboratories innovation model. Additional provincial sessions will provide an opportunity to develop the collaboration among stakeholders required for a successful Agricultural Climate Solutions project.
Phase 1: Grant funding applications (April 1 to June 15, 2021) – AAFC is accepting proposals for grants of up to $100,000 from eligible organizations to support them in developing a network of participants, based on the living labs model, to develop and submit comprehensive project proposals for contribution funding to establish an ACS project.
Phase 2: Contribution funding applications (Fall 2021) – Applications for funding support of up to $10 million per project and, if requested, research and development support from a team of government department scientists led by AAFC, is slated to open in Fall 2021. It is expected that approved projects will start in the spring 2022. The receipt of grant funding in Phase 1 will not be a requirement to apply for Phase 2 contribution funding and AAFC research and development support.
For more information on participating, visit Who is eligible and How to apply.
(Information from: Government of Canada – Agricultural Climate Solutions).
ICCE Community Funding Program
Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program
Description: Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding until March 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EST for projects beginning summer.
Funding is available for new projects that engage Canadians and clearly demonstrate measurable, positive results related to the key Environmental Priority: Fresh Water.
Your project must link to one of the related Priority Results:
- Canadians contribute to the improvement of water quality through the diversion and reduction of harmful substances in Freshwater.
- Canadians contribute to the improvement of Freshwater management and increase climate resilience through action involving the development and/or restoration of natural infrastructure.
Preference will be given to proposals that engage Indigenous Peoples, youth or small businesses. All proposals must fully meet program requirements.
For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit the EcoAction Community Funding Program or contact your Regional Office. Program Officers are available to discuss your project ideas and to provide advice on completing your application. The 2021-22 Applicant’s Guide is attached.
For questions regarding projects in the West & North Region: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For GCEMS technical assistance, please contact: email@example.com.
Click here to access the EcoAction Community Funding Program Applicant’s Guide 2021-2022.
(Information from: Environment and Climate Change Canada)
French to follow:
Le Programme de financement communautaire ÉcoAction d’Environnement et Changement climatique Canada (ECCC) accepte jusqu’au 3 mars 2021 à 12 :00 HNP /15 :00 HNE les demandes de financement pour des projets débutant à l’été 2021.
Du financement est disponible pour des nouveaux projets qui mobilisent les Canadiens et qui démontrent clairement l’atteinte de résultats environnementaux positifs et mesurables relativement à la priorité environnementale suivante : l’eau douce.
Votre projet doit porter sur l’un des résultats prioritaires connexes suivants:
- Les Canadiens contribuent à l’amélioration de la qualité de l’eau par le détournement et la réduction des substances nocives dans l’eau douce.
- Les Canadiens contribuent à l’amélioration de la gestion de l’eau douce et au renforcement de la résilience climatique grâce à des mesures de développement et/ou de restauration d’infrastructures naturelles.
La préférence sera accordée aux propositions qui mobilisent les peuples autochtones, les jeunes ou les petites entreprises. Toutes les propositions doivent satisfaire à la totalité des exigences du programme.
Pour de plus amples renseignements sur cette occasion de financement, consultez le Programme de financement communautaire ÉcoAction ou communiquez avec votre bureau régional. Des agents de programme sont disponibles pour discuter de vos idées de projets et vous fournir des conseils sur la façon de compléter votre demande. Le guide du requérant pour 2021-22 est joint.
Pour les questions concernant les projets dans la région de l’Ouest et du Nord: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pour assistance technique avec SGESC, veuillez contacter : email@example.com.
2020-21 Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP)
Description: The Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP) is an Inuit-led component of North by North, a program operated by the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence. In tandem with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s implementation of the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR), the INRP advances Inuit self-determination in research by creating space for Inuit to design research projects, develop partnerships to build capacity and strengthen the impact and effectiveness of Inuit Nunangat research for Inuit. The INRP has a budget of roughly $900,000 per year over the next four years. The program will consider funding arrangements from 1-2 years with an additional call for proposals as required.
Now Accepting Research Ideas for 2020-21
The Inuit Nunangat Research Program is now accepting research Ideas for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvesters Support Grant
Description: The Harvesters Support Grant is a new addition to the Nutrition North Canada program. It was developed in direct collaboration with Indigenous partners to increase their access to traditional foods by reducing the high costs associated with traditional hunting and harvesting. The grant supports the complete range of harvesting activities and traditions, from community decision making to ceremony and celebration of the harvest. It respects the inherent hunting and harvesting rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
It provides $40 million over 5 years, and $8 million per year ongoing, to Indigenous governments and organizations representing eligible Nutrition North Canada communities.
How does the grant work?
The Harvesters Support Grant relies on a distinctions-based design to maximize Indigenous control and decision-making. Because each community has unique harvesting needs and priorities, dedicated grant agreements have been developed to ensure that Indigenous governments and organizations can decide how best to support their own communities. The grant is supporting a wide range of harvesting activities such as:
- transportation and related capital investments
- maintenance of equipment
- harvesting equipment
- temporary shelter and outdoor clothing
- safety and rescue equipment
- training, certification and education
- traditional knowledge, practices and techniques
- processing, food preparation and storage such as community freezers
- maintenance of harvesting sites
- innovation in harvesting
- community, research, culture, and food sharing initiatives
There are 2 funding streams:
Stream 1 – Land claim organization and self-government stream
For communities with settled land claims, grant funding is being provided to land claim organizations. These organizations will decide how the grant is spent and how harvesting support programs are administered.
Stream 2 – Communities stream
For communities without a settled land claim, an Indigenous organization representing the community will receive and administer the grant. With input from community leaders, the organization will develop the program within their region.
To be eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant, a community must:
- lack year-round surface transportation (no permanent road, rail or marine access)
- be reliant on air transportation for more than 8 months each year
- meet the territorial or provincial definition of a northern community
- have an airport, post office, or grocery store
- have a year-round population according to the national census
Eight communities eligible for the retail subsidy are not reliant on air transportation for more than 8 months each year, and are not eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant as a result. These communities are all on the Quebec North Shore:
- La Tabatiere
- Mutton Bay
- Harrington Harbour
- La Romaine
- Port Menier
Source: Information obtained from Government of Canada website. For more information on this funding opportunity, click here.