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Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) - Coastal Region

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits, For-Profits,
Agencies, and Individuals for Habitat Conservation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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BC Hydro, Province of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations

Conf. Date:

10/02/19

Deadline Date:

10/25/19 5:00 PM PDT

Description:

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Grants to British Columbia nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, First Nations, and individuals 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. Applicants are strongly encouraged to demonstrate how the work will benefit fish, wildlife, or ecosystems in the watershed.

Eligible watersheds include Alouette River, Ash River, Bridge River/Seton River, Campbell River, Cheakamus River, Clayton Falls, Clowhom River, Coquitlam-Buntzen watershed, Falls River, Jones Creek Wahleach Lake, Jordan River, Puntledge River, Shuswap River, Stave River.

Funding is available for a broad range of conservation activities, including:  

  1. Research and Information Acquisition: These actions will collect information necessary to evaluate, review and implement subsequent conservation, restoration and enhancement actions. Examples include inventory, limiting factor assessments and other activities to address data gaps and information needs to complete other actions.
  2. Habitat-based Actions: These actions will conserve, restore, and enhance habitats. Examples include habitat creation, restoration, and enhancement, enhancing habitat connectivity, and invasive species management.
  3. Land Securement: These actions will contribute to the establishment of easements or covenants or the purchase of private land for conservation purposes.
  4. Species-based Actions: These actions will alleviate limiting factors for a species. Examples include restoration planning, captive breeding/rearing and reintroduction.
  5. Monitoring and Evaluation: These actions will monitor and evaluate projects supported by FWCP to understand the effectiveness of habitat- or species-based actions.   

Types of Grants: 

  1. Seed Grant: 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 a project proposal for a Large Grant application. Use Seed Grants to grow an idea into a future Large Grant application. 
  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.  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. A Small Grant application does not require a written project proposal. 
  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.  The total project cost includes funding from all sources including, but not limited to, the FWCP, other funders (if any), and the total value of all in-kind contributions (if any), and applicable taxes. Large Grant applications must include a written project proposal (maximum six pages).

The Coastal Region Board wants to strengthen the link between research and information gathering projects and the FWCP’s conservation and sustainable use objectives:

  • Conservation: Maintain productive and diverse ecosystems; and maintain or improve the status of species of interest
  • Sustainable Use: Maintain or improve opportunities for sustainable use

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174653

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,900,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any group, government agency, First Nation, business, or individual that can meet mandatory requirements (e.g. WorkSafeBC and commercial general liability insurance) is eligible to receive an FWCP grant. In the past, First Nations, municipal, provincial, or federal agencies, stewardship groups, consultants, and educational institutions have been approved for FWCP grants.

A map of eligible areas for Coastal Region grants is attached below.

Not funded:
- Core activities of government or non-government agencies or programs (i.e. if the proposed project is being undertaken to inform a specific regulatory or legislative requirement, it is considered a core activity of government);
- 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;
- Funding, coordinating, or leading National Recovery Teams for species at risk; and
- Engaging in enforcement and compliance activities, except in relation to co-operatively managed conservation lands.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants may join the free province-wide, online information session about FWCP grants on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT. RSVP to the email address in Contact Information, below.

Pre-Application Information:

All grant applications are due online by Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 5:00 PM PDT.

If you are proposing a project in the Ash, Campbell, Jordan, or Puntledge River watersheds, you MUST contact Coastal Region Manager, Julie Fournier. There are large private land holdings in each of these
watersheds, and as a result there is an additional project screening process.

Mandatory letters of support are required for all Large Grant applications (i.e., projects with a total cost of more than $20,000). A letter of support is required from:
1. a government agency;
2. a First Nation; and
3. a stakeholder/community group.

Letters of support for seed or small grants are optional and may be used to strengthen your grant application.

Coastal Region Watershed Action Plans: http://fwcp.ca/action-plans-coastal-region/

Information kits: http://fwcp.ca/info-kit-for-grant-applicants/

FAQ: http://fwcp.ca/apply-for-funding/

Requirements and guidance: http://fwcp.ca/grant-requirements-guidance/

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

Julie Fournier, Coastal Region Manager
julie.fournier@bchydro.com

RSVP for Information Sessions to fwcp@bchydro.com

Coastal Region
6911 Southpoint Drive, 11th Floor
Burnaby, B.C. V3N 4X8
604-528-7998

Grant Coverage Areas:

Watersheds of Alouette River, Ash River, Bridge River/Seton River, Campbell River, Cheakamus River, Clayton Falls, Clowhom River, Coquitlam-Buntzen watershed, Falls River, Jones Creek Wahleach Lake, Jordan River, Puntledge River, Shuswap River, Stave River.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia