Environmental Damages Fund: available funds and application process

Available funds

The Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) is not currently accepting applications for funding.

Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) funds come from fines, penalties, court orders, and voluntary payments following environmental infractions.

Application process

Step 1: Confirm available funds and project eligibility

Log into Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System (GCEMS) to review the funding opportunity. Refer to the EDF Applicant Guide to ensure all proposed project activities are eligible for funding and that your project satisfies all Fund Use Requirements.

For more information about available funds in your province or territory or to discuss the application process with an EDF program officer, please email your ECCC regional office.

If contacting ECCC about a proposal in GCEMS, please always reference the proposal ID number associated with the application.

Step 2: Prepare your funding application using GCEMS

Visit the GCEMS application instructions page for technical assistance documents, tutorials, and support throughout your application preparation.

Step 3: Submit your application

Once you have submitted your application through GCEMS, the portal automatically generates an acknowledgment of receipt. If you do not receive an acknowledgment, it is important that you email sgesc-gcems-sgesc-gcems@ec.gc.ca to confirm that your application was received.

Following the project review phase, a decision will be communicated to you by email.

Contact us

National EDF Office

East and Central Region

Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island

West and North Region

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon

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