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$5.5M available for environmental projects across Canada


May 23, 2017
By Ground Water Canada

Gatineau, Que. – The federal government is making $5.5 million in funding available for environmental projects under the Environmental Damages Fund in eight provinces and territories across Canada.

The fund follows the polluter-pays principle, ensuring that monies collected from environmental penalties are used for projects with positive environmental impacts, in the manner intended by the court, the government said in a news release. This funding will support projects that help to restore or enhance the environment, conduct environmental research, and provide public education on environmental issues.

Funding for projects is available in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

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Eligible applicants include non-governmental organizations; universities and academic institutions; indigenous organizations; and provincial, territorial and municipal governments.