Submit your mandatory Notice of Intent by September 8, 2017
If you are applying for a fish or wildlife grant in our Peace Region, you must submit a mandatory Notice of Intent (NOI) by Friday, September 8, 2017.
The NOI is an important part of our commitment to First Nations. It helps inform First Nations about your proposed project and allows our Peace Region Manager, Chelsea Coady, to provide you with additional guidance before submitting your grant application on October 27, 2017.
Start your Peace Region online grant application and follow the instructions to complete and submit your Notice of Intent.
Your NOI will be reviewed by our First Nations Working Group and you will receive written notice via email advising you to contact specific First Nations in our Peace Region to discuss your proposed project.
We expect the dialogue to:
- Occur in advance of the grant application deadline;
- Determine First Nations’ support for the proposed project; and
- Identify reasonable opportunities for First Nation involvement and recognition and the inclusion of cultural values and traditional knowledge in the proposed project.
Letters of support are optional
Letters of support from a government agency, First Nation, or stakeholder/community group are optional for Peace Region grant applicants. They are encouraged and can be used to strengthen your grant application.
Follow our guidance for Arctic Grayling projects
In July 2017, we finalized an Arctic Grayling synthesis report and prepared a monitoring framework that identifies high-priority information gaps and monitoring needs related to Arctic Grayling. These monitoring needs must be undertaken prior to funding on-the-ground conservation and enhancement projects, and include:
- Acquiring population data;
- Identifying critical habitats; and
- Assessing potential limiting factors.
Grant applications for projects to conserve and enhance Arctic Grayling in our Peace Region must align with our Streams Action Plan (Actions 1b-3 and 1b-4) and the monitoring needs in the synthesis report and monitoring framework.
Projects must occur within or relate to our Peace Region
We fund projects to be delivered within the boundaries of our Peace Region. We may fund projects that only partially overlap with our region boundary if the project is related to a species that moves across the regional boundary (e.g. caribou herds). Additionally, projects with a strong community engagement or stewardship and education focus could have some, but not all, project components outside of our regional boundary. These projects must still demonstrate they are addressing a priority action in a Peace Region Action Plan. Please contact our Peace Region Manager Chelsea Coady to discuss your project idea for grant application.