MP Larry Miller Encourages Local Organizations to Apply for Funding Through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program

November 7, 2013

MP Larry Miller Encourages Local Organizations to Apply for Funding Through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program

Ottawa, ON – Recently, the Federal Government announced that it is now accepting applications for the second phase of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program. Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is encouraging local Sportsmen’s Associations and other conservation groups to apply for this funding.

 

The Government of Canada is making $10 million available over two years to support conservation activities through partnerships with local groups who will undertake a variety of projects to restore recreational fisheries habitats. Approximately 100 projects were approved for up to $6.4 million in funding, in the first round of applications this summer.

 

The program will consider requests for funding of up to $250,000 per project per year. Applications can be submitted for new projects as well as projects that are already running that could use additional funding. In recognition of the importance of a partnership approach, at least 50% of project funding must come from a source other than the federal, provincial, territorial and/or municipal government. In kind donations such as labour and equipment along with monetary donations can be used to compose the applicant’s contribution to the project.

 

“I strongly encourage all local Sportsmen’s Associations and all other conservation groups with a conservation project to apply for funding through this program,” said Miller. “This past summer I was honoured to have the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in the riding to announce funding for two local associations that had their projects approved through this partnership program.”

 

The Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus, of which Miller is a very active member, was a strong proponent for this program and worked diligently to see this funding worked into the 2013 Federal Budget.

 

The Federal Government will accept applications for funding from November 4th to December 18th. Additional program information as well as the application form and guidelines are available at; http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/habitat/rfcpp-ppcpr/index-eng.asp.

 

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