Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) - Coastal Region
Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits, For-Profits,
Agencies, and Individuals for Habitat Conservation
Agencies, and Individuals for Habitat Conservation
Foundation / Corporation
BC Hydro, Province of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations
10/28/16 5:00 PM PT
Grants to British Columbia nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, groups, individuals, and educational institutions for the protection of wildlife species and ecosystems in designated watersheds in the coastal region. Applicants may be required to contact program staff before applying. Eligible watersheds include Campbell River, Puntledge River, Ash River, Clowhorn Sheakamus, Coquitlam, Stave, Alouette, Bridge/Seton River, Wahleach, and Shuswap.
If you are applying to FWCP’s Coastal Region you are required to submit a community engagement and communications plan that outlines how you will increase awareness of the proposed project and its expected results.
Funding is available for a broad range of conservation activities, including:
1) Research and information acquisition - Actions to inventory resources or research critical effect pathways and relationships; these projects are typically funded as priority actions to gather information that is needed to support a future habitat enhancement or restoration projects, or species-based actions.
2) Species-based actions - Activities that improve conditions or address specific life requisites for particular species.
3) Habitat-based actions - Activities focused on improving general habitat conditions or ecosystem function.
4) Monitoring and evaluation (aka monitoring and adaptive management in FWCP’s Peace Region) - Activities conducted following a habitat-based or species-based action that are focused on assessing the outcomes of that habitat- or species-based action.
Types of Grants:
1) Seed Grant - The Seed Grant is available to assist grant applicants to develop a Large Grant application in a subsequent year that aligns with the Action Plans. The maximum Seed Grant available from FWCP is $5,000. This grant recognizes that some applicants may require financial support to prepare the technical information required for a Large Grant application for a complex project where the feasibility is uncertain.
2) Small Grant - The Small Grant is available for projects that align with FWCP’s Action Plans and have a total project cost of less than $20,000 (i.e. the total project cost means the total value of the proposed project, including FWCP contribution, is less than $20,000). The Small Grant application is a simpler process for applicants looking to conduct smaller-scale projects for which the level of detail requested in the Large Grant application would be onerous to provide.
3) Large Grant - The Large Grant is available for projects that align with FWCP’s Action Plans and have a total project cost of more than $20,000 (i.e. the total project cost means the total value of the proposed project, including FWCP contribution, is more than $20,000). The Large Grant application requires clear technical information from the applicant regarding the proposed project’s objectives, methods and outcomes.
The maximum Seed Grant is $5,000.
Project budgets for Small Grants may not exceed $20,000, including all funding, in-kind, contributions and taxes.
Project budgets for Large Grants are more than $20,000 including all funding, in-kind, contributions and taxes.
Contribution Agreements do not commence until April 1, 2017 or later. Project completion date is March 31, 2018 unless otherwise specified in the Contribution Agreement.
Consideration will be given to two-year and multi-year projects.
Any group, agency or individual that meets the project eligibility requirements, and can comply with the insurance and project management requirements is eligible to receive an FWCP grant.
In the past, proponents approved for funding have included: First Nations, municipal, provincial or federal agencies, stewardship groups, consultants, and educational institutions.
A map of eligible areas for Coastal Region grants is attached below.
-Core activities of government or non-government agencies or programs;
-Programs designed exclusively to address government harvest objectives;
-Policy development related to land or wildlife management;
-Administration of government regulations;
-Leading the development of species recovery goals;
-Fund, co-ordinate or lead National Recovery Teams for species-at-risk; and
-Engaging in enforcement and compliance activities, except in relation to co-operatively managed conservation lands.
All grant seekers must use the online grant application. New grant-seekers will need to register first and returning grant-seekers can use their existing login credentials to start a new online grant application.
Proponents proposing a project that involves work on land immediately surrounding BC Hydro reservoirs in the Campbell, Puntledge, Elsie or Jordan River watersheds MUST contact Trevor Oussoren prior to submitting their completed grant application.
Applications must include letters of support from a government agency, a local First Nation, and a community-based NGO.
Applicants are also required to submit a community engagement and communications plan that outlines how you will increase awareness of the proposed project and its expected results.
All grant applicants will be notified ASAP but no later than March 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Watersheds of Campbell River, Puntledge River, Ash River, Clowhorn Sheakamus, Coquitlam, Stave, Alouette, Bridge/Seton River, Wahleach, and Shuswap.
Canada: British Columbia
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