Lake Simcoe/South-Eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund (LSGBCUF)


Environment Canada

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The Government of Canada announced in Budget 2012 $29 million in funding to establish a renewed and expanded 2012-2017 Lake Simcoe/South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean-up Fund.  The program is intended to reduce phosphorous inputs into Lake Simcoe and South-eastern Georgian Bay, improve water quality, and conserve critical aquatic habitat and associated species in these waters.  The geographic scope of the initiative will expand beyond the Lake Simcoe drainage basin, to include the adjacent drainage basins emptying into south-eastern Georgian Bay, including the watersheds and bays of Nottawasaga Valley, Severn Sound, and the targeted coastal regions west of Highway 400/69 north of Port Severn to the French River. 

For a list of priority objectives, please see the Program Call on the Environment Canada Website.


All projects must meet the intent of at least one of the priorities below:

  • Research and monitoring to improve environmental information for decision making in South-eastern Georgian Bay and/or Lake Simcoe;
  • Conservation (e.g. protection, restoration, creation) of critical aquatic habitats and their associated species populations;
  • Reduction of rural and urban non-point source phosphorous / nutrients; and
  • Reduction of point source phosphorous / nutrients.

Matching requirement and Fund limitations

The Fund will target a federal contribution of one-third, but in exceptional cases, will consider supporting up to two-thirds contribution of the total cost of a project.

Potential sources of matching funds and how collaborations are to be undertaken (cash, in-kind, contributions by the applicant, landowners or others involved in the project, use of equipment, expertise etc) must be described in the Letters of Intent.

Letters verifying the role and support provided by external collaborators will be requested in the detailed project proposal stage.

Indirect Costs


How to Apply

The Fund uses a two stage process for receiving applications to the Fund;

  1. Letters of Intent (not mandatory - only required if you are uncertain of your project’s eligibility under the Fund)
  2. Full Detailed Proposal (mandatory)

Please note that once a Letter of Intent is deemed eligible by Environment Canada, the successful applicant will be invited to submit a detailed proposal for the October 15, 2015 deadline. Those interested in submitting a detailed proposal, but who did not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to submit a detailed proposal.

For full details on the application submission process, please visit the Program Call on the Environment Canada website.

Internal Deadlines

Although not mandatory, if you are submitting an LOI and would like to have it reviewed before submission to the sponor, please contact Meg Grimes - x 54807

  • Full Detailed Proposal (mandatory): Thursday October 1, 2015

Please submit your application/proposal and budget, along with an OR-5 Form to by the internal deadline.

External Deadlines

to sponsor:

  • Letter of Intent (not mandatory):  September 27, 2015
  • Full Detailed Proposal (mandatory): October 15, 2015
For Questions, please contact

Lake Simcoe/South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund
Environment Canada

Program Officers

Harry Kees
Tel: (416) 739-4768   

Anders Holder
Tel: (416) 664-5360

Steve Clement
Tel: (416)739-5908


Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x54807

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