Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk

By mmuise

ECCC’s Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) provides grants for projects submitted by Canadians that contribute directly to the recovery objectives and population goals of species at risk listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and that prevent others from becoming a conservation concern.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a grant of $25,000 up to a maximum of $100,000 per project, per year. Projects may extend over more than 1 year to a maximum of 5 years.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants must be:

  • Canadian non-governmental organizations;
  • community groups;
  • Indigenous organizations and communities;
  • Canadian individuals;
  • private corporations and businesses;
  • educational institutions;
  • provincial, territorial and municipal governments; and
  • provincial Crown corporations.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. contact their Regional AFSAR Coordinator to discuss their proposed project to verify that it is aligned with AFSAR objectives and expected results; and

and2. register on ECCC’s one window application system for the Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System (GCEMS).

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement that their application was submitted successfully within five (5) working days of submitting an application.

Documentation Needed:

Once confirmation of approval of the project is received, applicants will be required to submit additional information about their organizations, and other supporting documents.

Other Things to Note:

The call for applications for projects commencing in 2024-2025 is now closed. Date modified: 2023-10-31

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