Province of Ontario - Climate Change Action Plan
Ontario is launching Partners in Climate Action, a grant program designed to identify and support the development, testing and evaluation of innovative ideas to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon choices by Ontarians. The program will provide funding to projects that:
- help Ontarians understand how their actions contribute to climate change;
- identify and remove barriers to behaviour change;
- motivate Ontarians to make low-carbon choices; and
- evaluate behaviour-based approaches to achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
The program is looking to fund projects that implement and evaluate behaviour-based, action-oriented approaches to achieving greenhouse gas reductions in Ontario. The program will not fund awareness raising campaigns, pure research projects, or investments in capital assets or infrastructure.
Approved projects could plan to start as early as fall 2017 and must be complete by March 2019.
Partners in Climate Action grant program is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a low-carbon economy. The action plan and cap and trade program form the backbone of Ontario's strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020.
Applicants may request up to $200,000 per project from Partners in Climate Action. Projects with additional funding secured from other partners are encouraged.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Submit a copy of your application along with a signed OR5 form to Office of Research at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete your Grants Ontario registration by Wednesday July 12th as it may take up to two business days to process your registration thru Grants Ontario.
Late applications will not be accepted
How to Apply
Applicants may submit an optional expression of interest (EOI) by Wednesday, June 28 2017, for early feedback on their project idea. Information on EOI requirements are found on page 17 of the attached application guide. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants Ontario at www.grants.gov.on.ca
Link to Application Guide