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Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program

September 15, 2023

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Description

Check back for updates in spring/summer 2024 for the new application form. The Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program increases the natural ability of the province’s watersheds to reduce the intensity, magnitude, duration, and effects of flooding and drought through watershed mitigation measures. Municipalities and non-profit organizations can apply for funding for projects that will enhance communities’ ability to withstand future flooding or droughts, and promotes the ongoing stewardship and preservation of Alberta’s watersheds.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible program applicants must be legal entities:

  • Incorporated watershed stewardship groups
  • Indigenous communities and organizations
  • Irrigation and drainage districts
  • Municipalities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Non-government organizations registered under the Alberta Societies Act (ASA)

Eligible Expenses

Eligible project costs to the applicant funded under the WRRP include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Salaries and benefits directly tied to staff hired for project(s);
  • Reasonable travel-related expenses as outlined by AEP;
  • Cost of computer equipment together with software to be used for the eligible activities up to a maximum of $3,000 unless otherwise approved:
  • Speaker fees for workshops, conference or seminars related to watershed resiliency and restoration;
  • Costs for development or delivery of eligible watershed education/engagement activities to support project development/delivery;
  • Costs of goods and services to promote and deliver the eligible activities (including for WRRP administrative costs);
  • Operating expenses related to the project;
  • Equipment purchases and leases;
  • Capital infrastructure directly tied to restoration or conservation projects;
  • Materials and deliverables directly tied to the project;
  • Technical consulting and professional services;
  • Education, communication and outreach activities related to the project; and,
  • Post project evaluation performed within the program term and directly linked to project deliverables

Deadline Date

Program applications are currently closed for 2023-24. Check back for updates in spring/summer 2024 for an application form.

Contact

Contact Name: Grants Program Delivery Section

E-mail Address: aep.wrrp@gov.ab.ca

Website: https://www.alberta.ca/watershed-resiliency-and-restoration-program

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