The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) National Strategic Projects Fund

About the Fund

The FASD National Strategic Projects Fund allocates $1.5 Million annually to provide contribution funding for national projects supporting the prevention, education and knowledge exchange, as well as the coordination of FASD activities.

The Fund is designed to support FASD through:

  • knowledge and evidence,
  • knowledge translation and exchange,
  • leadership, co-ordination, and collaboration,
  • systems capacity development, and
  • evaluation.

This is done through the development of nationally applicable practical tools for community-based programs and health and allied professionals. The aim of the Initiative is to reduce the number of alcohol-affected births and to improve the outcomes for those affected by FASD.

The Fund follows the PHAC's population health approach which recognizes that many factors influence people's health. The Fund promotes prevention and positive actions that affect the health of the population as a whole, or that of specific population groups.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Initiative Call for Proposals – Increasing Awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Prevention of Alcohol Use in Pregnancy

PHAC is pleased to invite eligible organizations to submit applications for funding to support programs and initiatives to increase awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Canada and prevent the use of alcohol in pregnancy. This solicitation is a two-step process. The first step is the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI). Applicants whose Letters of Intent are successful will be invited to submit a full proposal. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is August 20, 2018, 5:00 p.m. (ET). No extensions will be granted. This process is now closed.

How to apply to the FASD National Strategic Projects Fund

If you would like more information on this opportunity, please send an email to to receive an overview document and the LOI application, as well as responses to frequently asked questions. Please indicate FASD GC4-58-2017-59 in the subject line of this email.

PHAC is under no obligation to enter into a funding agreement as a result of this invitation to submit an LOI. Having a successful LOI is not a commitment on the part of PHAC to fund a full proposal.

PHAC also reserves the right to:

  • reject any submissions received in response to this invitation;
  • accept any submission in whole or in part; and
  • cancel and/or re-issue this invitation to submit a LOI at any time.

Please note that PHAC will not reimburse an applicant for costs incurred in the preparation and/or submission of a LOI or a proposal in response to this invitation.

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