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 closed. Funding decisions have now been made on all applications submitted in 2019. Details on the next round of application intake will be posted as soon as they are available.

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

All documents for Step 1 (expression of interest) may be submitted by email to

All documents for Step 2 (application form and proposal) must be submitted in paper and electronic copy (on a memory stick). Submit, along with all supporting documents, by mail or courier to:

BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund
200-401 Burrard St
Vancouver BC V6C 3S4

It’s your responsibility to ensure your information is secured when mailed to us. For this reason, we cannot accept proposals or accompanying documents by email.

We’ll acknowledge the receipt of your application within 5 business days.