KCP Supporter : Regional District of East KootenayThe Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) and Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) are seeking proposals for projects that will benefit conservation in the area from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats utilizing the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund (CVLCF).

The purpose of the Fund is to provide local financial support for important projects that will contribute to the conservation of our valuable natural areas. CVLCF funding is available for conservation projects that result in the reduction to a known threat to biodiversity. The themes for the Fund are water conservation, wildlife and habitat conservation, and open space conservation.

Projects that are technically sound and effective, and provide value for money through partnerships with other funders will have priority. Proponents must be a registered not-for-profit organization, First Nations band, or local government. Unqualified groups or organizations may partner with a qualified organization. A Technical Review Committee will review project proposals and make recommendations to the RDEK for final funding approval.

To apply for funding go to https://kootenayconservation.ca/columbia-valley-local-conservation-fund/. Review the Terms of Reference paying particular attention to Section 8 – Fund Design and then apply using the application form provided.

Closing dates for project submissions is 4:30 pm MT October 30, 2020.

Project proposals must be delivered by email to info@kootenayconservation.ca.