Value: $10,000 – $50,000 (A minimum of 20% matching contributions from non-federal sources is required).
The Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) plays an important role in the recovery of species at risk on Aboriginal lands by encouraging meaningful involvement of Aboriginal people and communities in the implementation of the Species at Risk Act. The fund supports Aboriginal organizations and communities across Canada in building their ability to participate in the protection and recovery of species at risk, preventing species from becoming a conservation concern, and recovering and protecting important aquatic and terrestrial habitat on Aboriginal lands.
Funding under AFSAR is separated into two streams:
- The AFSAR Species at Risk (SAR) Stream focuses on projects addressing the recovery of species at risk listed on Schedule 1
- The AFSAR Prevention Stream focuses on projects addressing other species, beyond those listed on SARA, to prevent them from becoming a conservation concern
- Aboriginal associations/organizations
- Territorially based Aboriginal groups
- District councils/Chief and council
- Traditional appointed advisory committees
- Aboriginal corporations
- Tribal councils
- Aboriginal partnerships and groups
- Aboriginal school authorities
- Aboriginal cultural education centres
- Aboriginal land/resource management authorities
- Aboriginal cooperatives
- Aboriginal societies
- Aboriginal boards and commissions
- Other organizations (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) if mandated by one of the above eligible recipients
Deadline: Currently closed. The annual call for proposals takes place in the fall.
Contact: Canadian Wildlife Service | 1-800-668-6767 | email@example.com