CB SEA – Participation Support Fund

To support the Cape Breton region Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Consultation process, OERA has established a Participation Support Fund (PSF).  The purpose of the PSF is to provide modest one time grants to community based groups and not-for-profit organizations in the Cape Breton region to undertake small research initiatives or seek expertise assistance to make technical submissions to the SEA process. Applicants must demonstrate that funds will enable them to add information or a particular perspective to the Cape Breton SEA process that would otherwise not be available and will bring added value to the assessment.

OERA is inviting community based groups and not-for-profit organizations in the Cape Breton region to apply to the SEA PSF.  Proposals will be accepted in two categories, namely:

  • Initiatives that will bring new information to the SEA process through small locally-based research projects (maximum award $3,000).
  • Initiatives that will bring views and ideas to the SEA process from stakeholders who might otherwise not participate (maximum award of $500).

This will be a single round competitive process whereby all (qualified) submissions will be reviewed and evaluated at arm’s length by an independent committee and administered through OERA.  The independent committee will make its selection and recommendations to OERA for funding consideration.  Available funds under the PSF are set at a maximum of $10,000.

Complete details on the Cape Breton SEA PSF can be downloaded below:

Cape Breton SEA Participation Support Fund – Application Information

Deadline for PSF Applications:

4:00 pm, (AST), Friday, 09 August 2013  (PSF Application is now closed)

Please submit your proposal application electronically (in PDF and MS Word formats) to the following secure FTP site:  https://oera.sharefile.com/r/r90d5df04a604dd19

OERA will host a Question & Answer section on its website regarding the PSF application, where any/all questions will be posted anonymously along with answers and additional comments.  The Q&A section will open immediately following the release of this application.

All applicants will be advised via e-mail on the status of their proposal (award or decline) following completion of the evaluation process.  Projects awarded under the CB SEA PSF will be due to OERA on October 15, 2013.

For further information on this application and process please contact:

Ms. Christine Jeans
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
40 Highfield Park Drive, Suite 102
Dartmouth NS B3A 0A3
Tel: 902-468-7777
Email: Christine.Jeans@stantec.com