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Apply to the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund: 4. How to apply

Step 4. How to apply

This program uses a 2-step application approach.

The entire application process, from submission of an expression of interest to the signing of a legal Contribution Agreement, can take six months or more. This includes time for the review of expressions of interest, submission and assessment of full proposals, provincial and federal project approvals, and negotiation of legal funding agreements. This process can be longer or shorter, depending on the number and complexity of applications received, the level of completeness of application and/or proposal, and the timeliness of your responses to our requests for additional information.

Step 1: Expression of interest process

The expression of interest process is now closed. Expressions of interest to the program are under review and applicants will be notified of the Department’s decision and potential next steps.

The expression of interest process allows you to:

The expression of interest will be used to verify if the project proposal meets the:

You will receive an email within five business days to acknowledge receipt of your expression of interest. Once we’ve processed your documents, we may contact you for clarification or further information as necessary.

Step 2: Complete project proposal and application

Those successful with the expression of interest process will be invited to submit a full proposal and application using the following template and form.

All proposals must include relevant supplier quotes (if applicable).

An invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee that funding will be approved under the complete project proposal submission process.

Where to send your documents

Due to COVID-19, BCSRIF staff are working remotely and do not have access to mail delivered to DFO offices. If you are unable to submit your application or supporting documentation by email, please contact us to discuss other options.

All documents must be submitted by email to We’ll acknowledge the receipt of your application within 5 business days.

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