Funding Programs

The Agency also makes funding available through the Indigenous Capacity Support Program to support Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations to help develop skills to better participate in the impact assessment process.

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada administers the Funding Programs, which support individuals, non-profit organizations and Indigenous groups interested in participating in federal impact assessments and other Agency engagement initiatives and activities.

Participating in federal impact assessments or engagement initiatives and activities helps to ensure that concerns from the public and Indigenous groups are taken into consideration.

To be eligible for funding, you must demonstrate the value you will add by participating in activities and by meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have a direct, local interest in the project or engagement initiative, such as living or owning property in the project area;
  • Have community knowledge or Indigenous traditional knowledge relevant to the impact assessment or engagement initiative;
  • Plan to provide expert information relevant to the anticipated effects of the project or engagement initiative; and/or
  • Have an interest in the potential impacts of the project on treaty lands, settlement lands or traditional territories and/or related claims and rights.

Find out about current participant funding opportunities by visiting the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry or the Agency's Media Room.

To apply, download an application form available for the relevant type of funding:

  1. Application – Form for the Planning Phase [DOCX - 158 KB]
  2. Application – Form for the Impact Statement and Impact Assessment Phases [DOCX - 187 KB]
  3. Application – Environmental assessments undertaken by the Agency [PDF - 2,204 KB]; or
  4. Application – Environmental assessments undertaken by a Review Panel [PDF - 1,484 KB]
  5. Application – Policy Dialogue [DOCX - 173 KB]
  6. Application – Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area – Regular Funding Application [DOCX - 188 KB]
  7. Application – Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area – Indigenous Funding Application [DOCX - 186 KB]

Submit completed applications and supporting documents to the Agency at The Agency assumes no responsibility for misdirected or delayed application submissions.

Disclaimer: Some electronic documents are currently available only in Adobe's Portable Document Format. To request an alternate format, contact:

Funding Programs
Tel.: 1-866-582-1884

Consult the Funding Programs – National Programs Guidelines for more details on who is eligible, how to apply, what expenses may be funded and how the Programs work.

The Agency is responsible for ensuring that communities and organizations are informed of our Scientific Integrity Policy, which the Agency has been working to implement since its adoption in late 2018. Communities and organizations are encouraged to comply with the provisions and intent of the Policy. Please consult this fact sheet on the Policy for more information.

The Basics of Environmental Assessment provide information on impact assessments and their processes.

Successful applicants will be required to sign a standard contribution agreement and provide a completed Detailed Financial Report with supporting invoices and/or receipts for reimbursement of eligible costs over the course of the environmental assessment or engagement initiative.

The Government of Canada uses direct deposit which is faster than cheques. To enroll, download and complete the Recipient Registration and Electronic Payment Request Form.

  • Download a Recipient Registration and Electronic Payment Request Form [PDF - 179 KB]

Submit the completed form to the Agency at

For more information on direct deposit, visit your bank or financial institution, call toll- free at 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) or visit Government of Canada’s website.

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