Support offered by the Department
Under the program, the Department offers non-recurring financial support established according to the nature of the project and its foreseeable impacts. The maximum amount granted is $40,000. The Department reserves the right to grant an amount lower than the application if it considers it expedient to do so.
The applicant is required to provide a minimum contribution of 10% of the project in services or financial contribution.
Allocation to regions in proportion to the population will be taken into consideration when offering financial support.
Financial support is granted to the applicant in the form of a grant. Conditions to be met under the program will be explained to the applicant whose project is selected.
The grant will be disbursed to the applicant according to the following terms:
- A first instalment (80% of the grant) is paid within 30 days of signing of the Minister’s announcement;
- A last instalment (20% of the grant) is paid following the approval of the final report of the project.
The program does not prescribe a specified term for the project. However, it must end no later than December 31, 2018.
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