Species At Risk Funding Program Available

Federal Species at Risk Funding Programs
Atlantic Region – 2014-2015

Applications are now being accepted for the Government of Canada’s Species at Risk (SAR) funding programs for work to be undertaken in 2014-2015.

Canadians who want to get involved in the protection and recovery of species at risk can apply to the following federal funding programs that support the implementation of Canada’s Species at Risk Act:

  • Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk (HSP), and the
  • Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR)

Proposals must be developed according to the guidelines provided for each of the funding programs and submitted directly to the appropriate program.  Please see the attached documents for details.  The deadline for submission of final proposals is November 4, 2013.


Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) project proposals must target species listed as Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA-listed) to be eligible for funding.

For AFSAR, project proposals must, at minimum, target species that have been assessed as at risk by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (www.COSEWIC.gc.ca).

Proposals targeting SARA-listed Endangered and Threatened species will receive priority in both programs.

Priority will also be given to proposals that target the regional priority species, areas, and/or threats specific to each program, as outlined in the attached Atlantic Region SAR Funding Program Priorities Statement.

Applicants may submit proposals to both programs, but must clearly show how activities differ between proposals and how they address the eligibility criteria and priorities of each program.  Applicants cannot receive funding from both programs for similar activities.

Application Process and Deadlines:

Part 1 – Expression of Interest (EOI) – OPTIONAL – Deadline October 4, 2013

Although not mandatory for either program, it is in applicants’ best interest to complete an EOI as it provides an opportunity to receive feedback on the proposed project and ensures it aligns with national and regional priorities.  Applicants should submit the EOI as soon as possible in order to have the maximum amount of time for feedback on development of a full proposal.  The deadline for submitting EOI’s is midnight (Atlantic) October 4, 2013.

Expression of Interest Forms for HSP and AFSAR are attached.  Completed EOI Forms should be emailed to Steve.Ridlington@ec.gc.ca.  Upon submission, applicants will be sent information on how to a ccess the on-line application system.

Part 2 – Proposals – MANDATORY – Deadline November 4, 2013

Full proposals must be completed on-line not later than midnight (Atlantic) November 4, 2013.

Applicants who choose not to submit an Expression of Interest should email a request for access to the online system to
Steve.Ridlington@ec.gc.ca well in advance of the proposal deadline.

For additional information on the development and submission of full proposals please refer to the attached application guidelines.

During the period between the proposal submission deadline and notification date, applicants should not expect communication regarding the status of their application.

For any additional information, please contact:
Steve Ridlington
Grants & Contributions Officer                                 
Canadian Wildlife Service, Atlantic Region
Environment Canada             
17 Waterfowl Lane              
Sackville, NB E4L 1G6
Telephone 506-364-5040                 
Facsimile 506-364-5062

Sent on behalf of
Kevin Davidson
Manager, Ecosystem Conservation
Chair, SAR Funding Programs
Regional Implementation Board (HSP) & Regional Management Team (AFSAR)
Canadian Wildlife Service - Atlantic
Environment Canada

Attachments for Species At Risk Funding Program

Atlantic Priorities Statement 2014-2015.pdf 1.1MB
AFSAR 2014-2015 National Call for Proposals - Atlantic.pdf 399.1KB
AFSAR Application Guidelines 2014-2015.pdf 261.2KB
AFSAR Expression of Interest Form 2014-15.docx 17.3KB
HSP 2014-2015 National Call for Proposals - AtlanticR.pdf 351.6KB
HSP Application Guidelines 2014-2015.pdf 186.1KB
HSP Expression of Interest Form 2014-15.docx 14.9KB