The Manitoba government is unveiling its new Conservation and Climate Fund that will provide up to $600,000 this fiscal year to organizations for local green initiatives that support key priorities of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced today.
“As Manitoba continues to restart our economy and create jobs, we want to ensure we keep on track to become Canada’s cleanest, greenest, most climate-resilient province,” said Guillemard. “This fund will generate new project ideas for cleaner water, climate adaptation and low-carbon economic growth.”
The application criteria is drawn from the pillars and keystones of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. Grants will be available for projects that support current priorities and fit in one or more of the following categories:
• climate and green technology,
• water, and
• nature and resilient landscapes.
Eligible applicants include:
• incorporated non-profit organizations,
• academic and educational institutions,
• Manitoba municipalities,
• Northern Affairs and Indigenous communities in Manitoba, and
Applications will be assessed and ranked based on established criteria and projected outcomes to ensure a strong performance-based approach, the minister noted. The assessment process will be lead by the Climate and Green Plan Implementation Office, which will lean on the advice of partner departments, such as Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development and Manitoba Infrastructure.
The first application intake is now live and closes July 31. Only eligible applications received during the declared intake period will be assessed. A maximum of one application may be submitted from an applicant during a specific application intake.
Today’s announcement supports the government’s ongoing work to modernize and streamline its grant application process. The Conservation and Climate Fund is now open for applications and is easily accessible via Manitoba GO (Manitoba Grants Online), a one-stop portal that provides convenient access to a variety of provincial grants, Guillemard noted. For information on the Conservation and Climate Fund and how to apply, visit www.gov.mb.ca/grants/grant-name.html
#RestartMB is the Manitoba government’s roadmap to recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines investments in public health preparedness, jobs and economic stimulus to protect Manitobans and their livelihoods. For more details, visit www.manitoba.ca/RestartMB
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