EcoAction: Applicant's Guide

What is the Applicant's Guide?

The Applicant’s Guide is designed to help assist organizations apply to the EcoAction Community Funding Program. This page provides a summary of each of the chapters and sections of the Applicant's Guide.

Prior to submitting a project for funding, it is recommended that all applicants review the guide and EcoAction HomepageYou are welcome to contact your ECCC Regional Office if you have further questions.

Program requirements

This section of the guide provides details on essential application information, this includes:

General applicant and application information

This section of the guide provides details on a number of organizational and project eligibility questions, this includes:

How do you apply?

This section of the guide provides a step-by-step outline of how to submit an application to GCEMS:

  1. Preparing your online application package
  2. Submitting your completed application via GCEMS

What makes a strong application?

This section of the guide provides a number of useful tips & tricks to produce a strong application.

What will happen next?

This section of the guide details the three stages of the annual competitive Call for Proposals review process:

  1. Administrative review
  2. Technical review
  3. Regional review


Annex A -Application checklist

Before submitting an application, check your eligibility by using the following checklist:

Annex B –What to include & important application information

This section of the guide provides additional details on the entry for each GCEMS field is provided:

Tombstone & Project Summary
  • Project Summary
  • Project Title
  • Start Date and End Date
  • Project Location
  • Project Goals and Objectives
  • Project Description
  • Project Team Experience
  • Financial Capacity
  • Project Managment Capacity
EcoAction Community Funding Program Requirements
  • Environmental Issue
  • Project Need
  • EcoAction Environmental Priority
  • ECCC Priority Groups
  • Project Purpose
  • Project Activity Work Plan
  • Permits
  • Project Communications Plan
  • Project Evaluation Plan
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Other Performance Indicators
  • Project Environmental Sustainability
  • Secondary Project Contact
Project Budget
  • Contributor
  • Expenditure
Other Details
  • Other Supporting Information 
  • Official Languages
  • Certification

Annex C –Additional Guidance on Ineligible Project Activities

This section of the guide provides guidance on ineligible project activities

Annex D –Completing the Budget Module in GCEMS

This section of the guide provides guidance on how to complete the budget module in GCEMS.

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