Call for Letters of Intent for the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund (Round 6) – Deadline October 1, 2012

August 23, 2012

RE:     Call for Letters of Intent for the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund (Round 6) – Deadline October 1, 2012

The Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund (the Fund) provides financial support for high-impact, solution-oriented projects that reduce nutrient loads and improve the ecological sustainability of Lake Winnipeg and its basin.

Environment Canada is now accepting applications for the fall 2012 funding round (Round 6).

Stage 1: Letters of Intent are submitted and reviewed by Environment Canada against eligibility requirements. Once a Letter of Intent is deemed eligible, applicants will be invited to submit a detailed proposal.

Stage 2: Invited proposals will undergo a technical review and then be evaluated and ranked for funding recommendations to the Minister of the Environment.

The deadline for Letters of Intent for the fall 2012 round is October 1, 2012.   Applicants are asked to submit Letters of Intent (maximum 2 pages), using the attached template, as follows:

  • an electronic copy by email to Lw.info@ec.gc.ca; and,
  • the original, signed Letter of Intent, by mail, to

Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund
Environment Canada
Suite 150, 123 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4W2

Multi-phase projects are eligible for consideration if the phase(s) being funded is completed by no later than March 31, 2017.

Further details on the Fund and the application process, including eligibility criteria and guidelines for Letters of Intent, are available at http://www.ec.gc.ca/eau-water/default.asp?lang=En&n=D7134110-1.  If you have any questions about the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund and/or the call for Letters of Intent, please call 1-800-567-1570 or e-mail LW.Info@ec.gc.ca.

Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested in taking action to restore, protect and conserve the aquatic ecosystem of the Lake Winnipeg Basin. Those wishing to be added to our mailing list should forward their e-mail address to LW.Info@ec.gc.ca.

Sincerely,
Loren Remillard
Senior Program Advisor, Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund
Environment Canada

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