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 firstname.lastname@example.org.