Environment and Climate Change Canada – Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk


ECCC’s Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) provides grants for projects submitted by Canadians that contribute directly to the recovery objectives and population goals of species at risk listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and that prevent others from becoming a conservation concern.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a grant of $25,000 up to a maximum of $100,000 per project, per year. Projects may extend over more than 1 year to a maximum of 5 years.


Applicants must be:

  • Canadian non-governmental organizations;
  • community groups;
  • Indigenous organizations and communities;
  • Canadian individuals;
  • private corporations and businesses;
  • educational institutions;
  • provincial, territorial and municipal governments; and
  • provincial Crown corporations.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement that their application was submitted successfully within five (5) working days of submitting an application.

Documentation Needed:

Once confirmation of approval of the project is received, applicants will be required to submit additional information about their organizations, and other supporting documents.

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