Upcoming deadline for EcoAction Community Funding Program

EcoAction Community Funding Program (EcoAction) is a national program that funds local action-based projects that produce measurable, positive effects on the environment.

The maximum EcoAction funding is $100,000 per project; the minimum funding amount request is $25,000 per project for a maximum duration of 36 months. A minimum of 50% of the total project value must come from sources other than the Government of Canada.

Eligible organizations

Non-profit groups and non-governmental groups and organizations are eligible to receive funding including:

  • environmental groups

  • community groups

  • youth and seniors groups

  • community-based associations

  • service clubs

  • Indigenous organizations

Eligible projects

Projects must always address the environmental priority of the call for proposals and clearly demonstrate that activities are:

  • measurable

  • provide opportunities for community members to take action produce a positive environmental impact

As indicated in the program's list of performance indicators (available via Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System GCEMS), all projects must include:

  • at least one environmental indicator at least one capacity building indicator

Eligible costs

The following project costs are eligible under EcoAction:

  • human resources, including salaries and benefits

  • contract and professional services (e.g., accounting, audit, liability insurance costs that are directly attributed to carrying out the project, monitoring, legal or other professional fees)

  • travel and field expenses (based on Government of Canada rates)materials and supplies

  • printing and production costs

  • communication and distribution costs

  • equipment purchases or rental fees

  • vehicle rental and operation costs

  • translation fees

  • a reasonable share of overhead and/or administrative costs and rent that is directly attributed to program delivery


Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding until March 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST for projects beginning summer 2020. 

For projects in Ontario Region: 1-800-661-7785 or ec.ecoactionon.ec@canada.ca.

All information in this blog post is sourced from the Government of Canada EcoAction Funding Program page here

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