Service standards, environmental grants and contributions

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) offers funding through various Grants and Contributions programs.

We have developed Grants and Contributions service standards to publicly state the level of performance that clients can reasonably expect to encounter under normal circumstances.

These external service standards for Grants and Contributions are published to demonstrate our commitment to transparent management, accountability for results and citizen-focused service delivery.

We have excluded our 5 assessed contribution transfer payments to international organizations.  Since Canada is a member as a result of an act of Parliament, a Cabinet decision, an Order in Council or an international treaty, the service standards do not apply.

Performance against these service standards will be tracked, and the results will be made available annually.

Service standard results for 2016 to 2017
Service standards (by transfer payment program) For ECCC’s application-based funding programs, we will acknowledge the receipt of a completed and signed application package within 5 working days of the application deadline. ECCC will send a letter to successful funding recipients within 5 working days of making the final funding decision. ECCC will provide the funding recipients with the final contribution agreement for the recipient’s signature within 15 working days of successful negotiation of the contribution agreement.
Target 100% 100% 100%
1. Biodiversity 100%
99% 89%
2. Climate Change and Clean Air n/a1 98% 46%
3. Substances and Waste Management n/a1 100% 75%
4. Sustainable Ecosystems 76% 100% 90%
5. Water Resources n/a1 100% 28%
6. Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians n/a1 100% 79%
7. Science Horizons n/a2 n/a2 n/a2
8. Habitat Stewardship 100% 100% 91%
9. Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology (note below) n/a2 n/a2 n/a2
10. Ecoaction 100% 100% 99%
11. Grant: Montreal Protocol n/a1 n/a2 n/a2
12. Grant: Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians n/a3 100% 100%
13. Grant: Natural Areas Conservation Program n/a2 n/a2 n/a2

1 This service standard applies only to application based programs.

2 No new agreements were signed during 2016 to 2017, therefore there are no results to report.

3 ECCC does not manage the application process for this grant.

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