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How to apply

Funding is available for multi-year projects that can be completed between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2026. Projects must meet the requirements set out in the Selection criteria of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)’s Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk (CNFASAR). To apply for this funding, a proposal template must be completed and submitted in accordance with the guidance below.

To submit your proposal to DFO:

Note: The proposal application deadline has been extended to October 21st, 2021.

Your project proposal must be emailed to a regional coordinator by October 21st, 2021 at 23:59 Pacific Standard Time to be considered. For assistance please contact the regional coordinator in the region in which your proposed project will take place.


Only proposals that meet the program’s requirements will be considered for funding. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee funding.

If your proposal is approved, you will be notified by email and then DFO’s regional office will contact you to discuss the establishment of a contribution agreement between your organization and DFO. You may be required to provide additional information on your project at that time.

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