Federal Funding Available

Sockeye Salmon

Minister Hunter Tootoo, Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard announced the opening of the fifth funding application period under DFO’s Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP) dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pnw-ppe/rfcpp-ppcpr/application-soumission-eng.html.

The RFCPP is a contribution funding program that provides financial support to Conservation Organizations, Angling Groups and – as of Round 5 – Indigenous Groups. The program’s objective is to restore, rebuild and rehabilitate recreational fisheries habitat through partnership agreements in support of on-the-ground fish habitat projects.

For Round 5, the application window will be open from March 11, 2016 to April 22, 2016. A national total of $10 million is available under Round 5 for projects commencing in fiscal year 2016-2017. Projects may be one to three years in duration. Priority is given to funding requests in the $20,000 to $100,000 range, but there is a maximum contribution amount of $250,000 per project per year.

For additional information, please contact RFCPP Pacific Region at rfcpp-ppcpr.pacific@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

 

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