Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk 2022-2023 – EOI
Academic Unit: Inquire within your unit
Memorial Deadline: No RGCS review required for the EOI
External Deadline: Friday 17th, December 2021
The Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) was established in 2000. It provides funding for projects submitted by Canadians that contribute directly to the recovery objectives and population goals of species at risk listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and that prevent others from becoming a conservation concern. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) administers HSP funds that support terrestrial stewardship projects while Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is responsible for administering the HSP for aquatic stewardship projects.
Applicants wishing to pursue aquatic HSP projects should contact the appropriate aquatic regional coordinator at DFO.
Now in its 23rd year, the HSP provides funding to help Canadians contribute directly to the recovery objectives and population goals of species at risk listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and to prevent others from becoming a conservation concern.
You will be required to complete the HSP on-line application form via the Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System (GCEMS). Please see the GCEMS website to register an account and for further instructions to view and submit an HSP application. The previous online application system will no longer be used to accept new applications, however it will remain available for reporting purposes for previously approved multi-year projects until March 31, 2023.
If you are interested in submitting a project proposal, I strongly encourage you to contact me to discuss your project, or to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), to receive feedback and to ensure that your proposal aligns with Program priorities and expected results for 2022-2023. Please use the Expression of Interest (EOI) template attached to this email and submit your EOI to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 17, 2021. Early submissions are encouraged. I also recommend that you begin the registration and application process early in GCEMS after having discussed your project or received feedback on your EOI to ensure you are able to submit your application before the deadline.
Please note that for this call for proposals, projects can only be a maximum of three years. Also note that Environment and Climate Change Canada will aim to have HSP funding decisions available by summer 2022.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is responsible for administering the aquatic HSP program. Applicants wishing to pursue new aquatic HSP projects should contact the appropriate DFO regional coordinator directly.
Full program details can be found here.