We are pleased to provide you with details on the 2021-22 Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) Call for Proposals.

The application period for projects commencing in 2021-22 is now open and will close March 2, 2021 at noon (Pacific Standard Time).

We strongly encourage you to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to receive feedback and to ensure that your proposal aligns with Program priorities and expected results for 2021-22. Please use the Expression of Interest template attached to this email and submit your EOI to ec.scf-atl-financement-cws-atl-funding.ec@canada.ca no later than February 2, 2021. Early submissions are encouraged.

Please note that for this call for proposals, projects can only be up to two years. ECCC will aim to have HSP funding decisions available by summer 2021.

HSP applications must be submitted online 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 projects. We recommend that you begin the registration and application process early in GCEMS after having received feedback on your EOI to ensure you are able to submit your application before the March 2, 2021 deadline.

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.

Now in its 22nd 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 and to prevent others from becoming a conservation concern.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the recovery of species at risk and in preventing other species from becoming a conservation concern.

Isabelle Robichaud, HSP coordinator

Isabelle Robichaud
(she, her; elle)
Funding Program Coordinator – Atlantic Region, Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada
Isabelle.Robichaud@canada.ca / Tel: 506-364-5198

Coordonnatrice de programmes de financement – Région Atlantique, Service canadien de la faune
Environnement et Changement climatique Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Isabelle.Robichaud@canada.ca / Tél. : 506-364-5198
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