Funding Available Through Round III of Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program

July 2, 2014

 

Funding Available Through Round III of Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program

 

Owen Sound, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is encouraging all local sportsmen’s associations, conservation groups, organizations and other stakeholders to apply for funding through Round III of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP).

 

The RFCPP was first announced in the 2013 Federal Budget to support habitat restoration projects led by recreational fishing and angling groups, as well as conservation organizations. An additional investment was made in the 2014 Federal Budget that increased the funding available through the program to a total investment of $25 million. The program was a request from the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus of which Miller is an active member. Mr. Miller was a strong advocate for this program and pushed for it to be included in the 2013 budget and for the program to be renewed in the 2014 budget.

 

“The Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program has been a very popular way for sportsmen’s associations and other conservation groups in Bruce and Grey counties to gain funding for projects that support our local recreational fisheries,” said Miller. “There have already been several projects in the area that have received funding through the first two rounds of the program. I encourage all local organizations to apply for funding before the August 15th deadline.”

 

For Round III of the RFCPP, the Government has simplified the application process and has also clarified and expanded the criteria for eligible projects. The total financial support for the project from all levels of government combined (federal, provincial, territorial and municipal) has increased to a maximum of 75% of the total project value. Furthermore, 25% of the RFCPP contribution can now be applied to the costs associated with design and planning activities for the project.

 

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will accept applications for funding until August 15th, 2014. For more information or to apply for funding please visit http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pnw-ppe/rfcpp-ppcpr/index-eng.html.

 

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