No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
This program provides funding to landowners in the Lake Simcoe watershed. This funding helps landowners complete projects that have environmental benefits, supporting improved water quality, soil conservation, or natural heritage enhancement.
Comments on Funding:
There are individual funding rates and funding cap established according to the project type.
Properties are limited to a maximum of $25,000 for capital projects over the life of the program.
When It Ends:
decide which type of project they wish to undertake. This will determine specific project guidelines and the level of grant funding available to them.
download the project-specific forms/checklist and application. They may contact LSRCA to receive a complete Application Package by email or mail. Restoration Project Specialists also are available to answer questions and provide applicants with information specific to their project.
submit their grant application package by email, mail or in person to LSRCA's Administrative Office (Newmarket). The project will be assessed according to its contribution to improving water quality, conserving soil, or enhancing natural areas in the Lake Simcoe watershed.
Once their project proposal has been reviewed, applicants will be notified whether their funding has been approved. If it is, they will be asked to proceed. Note: projects that begin before funding approval is granted may not be eligible for funding. When the project is complete and all expenses have been paid, a site inspection and/or a project audit will confirm project completion. Following a site inspection or project audit and once all financial claim information is received by LSRCA, the grant payment will be sent to the applicant. Cheque processing takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Changes to the project design, and changes in the grant amount may delay payment.
Applicants must submit:
- 1obtain any permits or approvals required by government agencies prior to proceeding with the project. Failure to obtain or comply with such permits will result in non-payment of the grant. They may also require a permit from LSRCA if their property is located within a regulated area of the Lake Simcoe watershed.
- 2submit with their grant claim copies of invoices and proof of payment.
Other Things to Note:
Funding is administered by LSRCA and made possible by funding from municipal partners and the support of the York, Durham, and Simcoe chapters of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
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