Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s service performance reporting for grants and contributions

Service standards for our grants and contributions programs state the level of performance applicants and recipients can reasonably expect under normal circumstances. The service standards are:

A payment is processed within 10 days of the requisition for payment.

Achieving these service standards is a shared responsibility between recipients and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Recipients must:

If we are unable to meet our service standard timelines, we will inform recipients about the delay.

Grants and contributions programs' standards and targets in fiscal year 2018 to 2019

    Aboriginal aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Program (AAROM)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk (AFSAR)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 100 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 15 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (AICFI)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: N/A
      • Notification of the funding decision: N/A
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Note: The first service standard is N/A because the Auxiliary Program does not have a solicitation/request for proposals process.  The second service standard is N/A because the renewal of contribution agreements is done on a seamless basis and funding is continuous.

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Coastal Restoration Fund (CRF)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 13 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 30 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Contributions for Indigenous Participation in the Management of Fish and Fish Habitat

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 13 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 30 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Contributions in support of  the Canada Nature Fund

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Contributions to support participation in comprehensive maritime training and exercising in order to support response to all pollution spills in Canadian waters and waters under international agreements

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 60 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 70 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Contributions to support the adoption of clean technology within the fisheries and aquaculture industry through the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 30 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Contributions to support the Aquatic Invasive Species program

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 30 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Divestiture of surplus lighthouses

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 2 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 5 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 45 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Grant under the Innovative Solutions Canada Program

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 120 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 90 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Indigenous Community: Boat Volunteer Program

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 70 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 70 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Northern Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (NICFI)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Ocean and Freshwater Science Contribution Program (OFSCP)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 45 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 15 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Oceans Management Grant Program to support Indigenous Groups

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 15 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 45 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Oceans Management Contribution Program in support of oceans conservation and management activities

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 15 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 45 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: N/A
      • Notification of the funding decision: N/A
      • Requisition for payment: 30 business days

    Note: The first two service standards are N/A because acknowledgement and notification for 2018 to 19 Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program projects took place in 2017 to 18.

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Small Craft Harbours Class Contribution Program

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 15 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Small Craft Harbours divestiture

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 15 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Treaty Related Measures (TRM)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

Service performance from previous years