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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Funding to Support Public Input into NEB Modernization

Funding to Support Public Input

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is offering funding to support the development of research, studies or position papers related to the six themes of the NEB Modernization review: (1) Governance; (2) Mandate; (3) Decision-making roles; (4) Legislative tools for lifecycle regulation; (5) Indigenous engagement; and, (6) Public participation. This is in addition to the funding mentioned in the Terms of Reference that was made available to support the participation of Indigenous peoples.

Who can apply?

Funding is available to interested public stakeholders such as non-governmental organizations or associations.

How funding will be allocated

Limited funding may be provided on a case-by-case basis, subject to the established criteria below.
Funding decisions will be based on the following assessment criteria:

  • Proposals must be less than $25,000 in total (including tax). Note that travel costs and capital costs are not eligible.
  • All work must be completed by April 1, 2017. To maximize perspectives received through this process, funding is limited to one approved proposal per organization.
  • Proposals must detail the deliverable (e.g. report, study, position paper) that your organization will produce and the timeline.
  • Proposals must describe how the project contributes to the NEB Modernization review.
  • Proposals must include details on the level of effort and resources that will be allocated to the proposal (e.g. resources to be used and their salaries). NRCan will use this information to confirm whether or not the cost of the proposal is fair and reasonable.
  • Should your proposal be selected to receive funding, you will be contacted directly by NRCan officials. Final products must be provided to NRCan electronically in Microsoft Word format.
  • Recipients who have already been allocated funding for Indigenous participation in the NEB Modernization review are not eligible for funding to support public input.

Eligible activities
Research, studies or position papers related to one of the six themes of the NEB modernization review:
  1. Governance;
  2. Mandate;
  3. Decision-making roles;
  4. Legislative tools for lifecycle regulation;
  5. Indigenous engagement; and,
  6. Public participation.

More information on these six themes can be found in the expert panel’s Terms of Reference.

Funding level

A maximum of $25,000 (including taxes) is available per applicant.

How to apply?

If you think your organization or association can contribute to the NEB Modernization review process, submit a proposal between two and five pages in length to NRCan.NEBModernization-ModernisationONE.RNCan@Canada.ca(External link) with the subject line “Public input funding proposal” and your organization’s name.

Should you wish, you may also mail your application to:
National Energy Board Modernization Secretariat
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street,17th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0E4

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2017. Funding is limited and will be distributed on a case-by-case basis.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

It's been a busy year; so busy that this is the first time I've posted to my blog since July.  I'm looking forward to posting more regularly again in 2017.  There's been no shortage of interesting legal decisions affecting rural and agricultural landowners.

I wish you and your families a joyous Christmas!