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Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits, Agencies, First Nations,
Individuals, and Academic Institutions for Environmental Projects

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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BC Hydro

Conf. Date:

09/28/21

LOI Date:

09/13/21

Deadline Date:

10/29/21 5:00 PM PT

Description:

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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations, agencies, First Nations, consultants, individuals, and academic institutions in eligible locations for environmental conservation projects. Applicants in some locations must submit a Notice of Intent prior to applying. Eligible programs benefit the Coastal, Columbia, and Peace regions.

Available Grants:

  1. Seed Grants: 
    • Seed Grants are aimed at helping applicants explore the feasibility of the project idea and could be the first step toward submitting a grant application in a subsequent year. Seed Grants are intended to offset costs to fill information gaps, explore project feasibility, and prepare technical information that may be required prior to developing an application for a Large Grant in a subsequent year. Use the Seed Grant to grow the idea into a future Large Grant application.
  2. Large Grants:
    • All grant applicants ready to implement a proposed project that aligns with the regional action plans should apply for a Large Grant regardless of the total cost. The total project cost includes funding from all sources, including, but not limited to, the FWCP, other funders (if any), the total value of all in-kind contributions (if any), and applicable taxes. 

There are five types of projects funded and the action plan tables identify priority actions by project type:

  1. Research and information acquisition;
  2. Habitat-based actions; 
  3. Species-based actions;
  4. Monitoring and evaluation; and
  5. Land securement. 

Project Eligibility Criteria can be found at https://fwcp.ca/app/uploads/2021/08/Information-Kit-Grant-Applicants-F23-Aug-12-2021.pdf#page=4.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162407

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$9,400,000

Number of Grants:

100

Estimated Size of Grant:

Seed Grant: Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Projects starting as early as April 1, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible grant applicants include First Nations, consultants, agencies, non-government organizations, individuals, and academic institutions.

All successful grant applicants must be able to provide:
1. A WorkSafe BC clearance letter; and
2. Proof of commercial general liability.

Funding restrictions can be found at https://fwcp.ca/app/uploads/2021/08/Information-Kit-Grant-Applicants-F23-Aug-12-2021.pdf#page=4.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Introduction to the Peace Region’s Notice of Intent (NOI)
Learn more about this mandatory first step for all grant applicants in the Peace Region. Find out how the notice of intent supports First Nations involvement in your project. This short project description is due Monday, September 13, and is part of the online grant management system.
- Wednesday, September 1, 2021
- 9–10:30 a.m. PT
- 10–11:30 a.m. MT
- Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUufuqhpj4vEtfkOwImIjM4J34mkR-vhxvh

Overview of the Grants and Action Plans
Find out what grants are offered and how to align your project idea with regional action plans. Talk with Coastal, Columbia, and Peace region managers and meet the new program manager. Get answers to your questions and tips to help you succeed!
- Tuesday, September 28, 2021
- 1–2:30 p.m. PT
- 2–3:30 p.m. MT
- Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldeytpz0rHNbJPH8TUbiOyXQ8hnZDx3b5

Pre-Application Information:

The annual grant intake is now open, and is accepting grant applications until Friday, October 29, 2021, for projects starting as early as April 1, 2022.

If you are applying for a grant in the Peace Region, you must submit a mandatory notice of intent (NOI), as a first step toward completing your online grant application by Friday, September 13, 2021, 5 p.m. PT.

Timeline:
- Annual grant intake opens: Grant application intake opens Thursday, August 12, 2021
- Peace Region mandatory notice of intent due: Monday, September 13, 2021
- Grant applications due: Grant application intake closes: Friday, October 29, 2021
- Review and evaluation of grant applications: Three-stage review/evaluation of all grant applications: November 2021–January 2022
- Board approvals: Regional boards finalize grant and project funding decisions: January–February 2022
- Notify grant applicants: Grant applicants notified of boards’ decisions: February 2022
- Conditions of approval: Grant applicants fulfill all project conditions prior to finalizing a contribution agreement: March 2022
- Finalize contribution agreements: If all conditions are fulfilled, contribution agreement released for signature: April 1, 2022 (at the earliest)
- Payment #1: Execution of contribution agreement and payment #1
- Optional payment #2: Optional submission of progress report and statement of accounts, which triggers payment #2
- Draft report: Mandatory final report (draft version) due: March 31, 2023
- Final report: Submission of final report (final version) and statement of accounts: Final payment: After March 31, 2023

Info Kit information:
https://fwcp.ca/info-kit-for-grant-applicants/

Peace Region information:
https://fwcp.ca/peace-region-notice-intent/

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://fwcp.smartsimple.ca/s_Login.jsp

If you have any questions about your grant application for a proposed project, please contact a regional manager. If you aren’t sure who to talk to, contact the business coordinator, Lorraine Ens, at lorraine.ens@bchydro.com or 604-528-8136.

Chelsea Coady, Peace Region Manager
chelsea.coady@bchydro.com
250-561-4884

Julie Fournier, Coastal Region Manager
julie.fournier@bchydro.com
Phone: 604-528-7998

Crystal Klym, Columbia Region Manager
crystal.klym@bchydro.com
Phone: 250-365-4591

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Coastal, Columbia, and Peace Regions;

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