Frequently asked questions: Climate Action and Awareness Fund
Climate Action and Awareness Fund
1. Will there be more than one call for proposals under the Climate Action and Awareness Fund?
Yes, the Climate Action and Awareness Fund has launched multiple calls for proposals to support priorities. The call for proposals to Support Youth Climate Awareness closed in summer 2020; the 1st call for proposals to Support Community-Based Climate Action closed in fall 2020, the 2nd directed call for proposals closed in winter 2022; the call for proposals to Advance Climate Change Science and Technology closed in spring 2021;and, the call for proposals to Support Canadian Think Tanks and Academic Institutions closed in summer 2022.
2. Can I apply to more than one call for proposals?
Yes, interested applicants may apply to more than one call for proposals.
3. Will I be able to receive feedback on my proposal if it is unsuccessful?
Due to a high volume of applications, we are not in a position to provide feedback on project proposals submitted.
4. Is there an appeal process for funding decisions?
All funding decisions are final. It is the responsibility of the Lead Applicant to ensure that their application contains clear and accurate information about their project. We are not in the position to contact applicants for further information.
Youth climate awareness and Community-based climate action
1. What is the status of the Community-based climate action proposal evaluation?
Projects from the first intake have been approved and are underway; projects from the second directed intake are under assessment. We thank all applicants for their participation.
Advancing climate change science and technology
1. What is the status of the proposal evaluation?
Successful proposals received under the Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology call for proposals are underway. We thank all applicants for their participation.
Supporting academic institutions and think tank organizations
1. What is the status of proposal evaluation?
Proposals submitted to the Supporting Academic Institutions and Think Tank Organizations call for proposals are under assessment. Funding decisions will be communicated to aplicants via the email addresses provided in proposals. We thank all applicants for their participation.
2. Who will be evaluating the proposals?
Proposals will be evaluated by federal subject matter experts for research and analytical merit and by Environment and Climate Change Canada program leads for strategic alignment with departmental priorities. Proposals may also be reviewed by members of the Net-Zero Advisory Body for alignment with net-zero research priorities.
3. When will I know if my application is successful?
Applicants can expect to hear about the status of their applications in the coming months. Please note that successful applicants will need to negotiate and sign a funding agreement before any funds are dispersed or any work commences.
4. Will there be an appeal process for project decisions?
No. All project decisions are final. It is the responsibility of the lead applicant to provide a clear and accurate description of the project. We are not in the position to contact applicants for further information.
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