Climate Action and Awareness Fund in Canada

Climate Action and Awareness Fund in Canada

Deadline: 18-Jul-22

The Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) has opened a call for proposals (CFP) under its Support to Canadian Think Tanks and Academic Institutions priority.

The Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) will invest up to $206 million over five years to support Canadian-made projects that help to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Action and Awareness Fund is designed to support projects that can create middle class jobs for Canadians who work in science and technology, academia, and at the grassroots community level. These projects are critical as they continue to build a sustainable net-zero emissions economy by 2050.


Defining the future systems required for net-zero
Obstacles on the pathways to net-zero
Distributional impacts on the pathways to net-zero on workers, and their families and communities
Motivating net-zero action
Priority Areas

The Climate Action and Awareness Fund has three main priorities:
support youth climate awareness (call for proposals closed summer 2020) and community-based climate action (1st call for proposals closed fall 2020; 2nd directed call for proposals closed winter 2022).
support climate research at Canadian think tanks and in academia.
advancing climate change science and technology.
Funding Information

This call for proposals will provide between $250,000 and $1 million per project for the total project duration to eligible organizations over a maximum of two years.
Funding for the Climate Action and Awareness Fund comes from the Environmental Damages Fund.
The Environmental Damages Fund provides a mechanism for directing funds received as a result of fines, court orders, and voluntary payments to priority projects that will benefit Canada’s natural environment.
The Environmental Damages Fund helps to ensure that environmental good follows environmental harm by supporting projects with measurable outcomes in Canadian communities.
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding under this call for proposals, lead applicants must fall under one of the following categories of not-for-profit organizations:
Universities and other academic institutions;
Non-government organizations (NGO, e.g., think tanks and research institutions); or
Indigenous organizations
Lead applicants are responsible for submitting their proposal through the Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System, and for negotiating and signing a Funding Agreement, if selected. Lead applicants are encouraged to consider collaborative proposals and partner with other academic institutions or organizations, which could include federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal government partners.
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