Frequently asked questions: Climate Action and Awareness Fund

Climate Action and Awareness Fund

1. Will there be more than one request for proposals under the Climate Action and Awareness Fund?

Yes, the Climate Action and Awareness Fund has launched multiple requests for proposals to support priorities. The request for proposals to support youth climate awareness closed in summer 2020; the request for proposals to support community-based climate action closed in fall 2020; and, the request for proposals to advance climate science and technology closed in spring 2021. There will be an additional request for proposals inviting academia and think tank organizations to propose projects to better understand Canada’s transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

2. Can I apply to more than one request for proposals?

Yes, interested applicants may respond to more than one request for proposals.

Community-based climate action

1. What is the status of the proposal evaluation?

Projects submitted for the community-based climate action request for proposals have been assessed. Decisions and next steps have been communicated to applicants via the email addresses provided in their applications. We thank all applicants for their participation.

2. 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 detailed feedback on individual project proposals.

3. Is there an appeal process for project decisions?

All project decisions for the community-based climate action request for proposals are final. It is the responsibility of the Lead Applicant to ensure that they have provided clear and accurate information about their project. We are not in the position to contact applicants for further information.

Advancing climate change science and technology

1. What is the status of the proposal evaluation?

Letters of intent submitted for the advancing climate change science and technology request for proposals are being assessed. Decisions regarding which applicants will be invited to participate in the full proposal stage will be communicated via the email addresses provided in the letter of intent. We thank all applicants for their participation.

2. 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 detailed feedback on individual project proposals.

3. Is there an appeal process for project decisions?

All decisions for the advancing climate change science and technology request for proposals are final. It is the responsibility of the Lead Applicant to ensure that they have provided clear and accurate information about their project. We are not in the position to contact individual applicants for further information about their projects.[S(1] 

Supporting academic institutions and think tank organizations

1. When will the request for proposals for the academia and think tank priority be launched?

This priority is currently under development. More information will be available soon.

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