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Funding opportunity: Discussion paper introducing a quantitative health objective

This funding opportunity is closed

The application period for this funding opportunity is closed. For a list of open funding opportunities, visit the Stream 2: Regulatory Policy Dialogue webpage.

The CNSC is making funding available through the Indigenous and Stakeholder Capacity Fund (ISCF), Stream 2: Regulatory Policy Dialogue, to assist Indigenous Nations and communities, the public and non-governmental organizations to participate in reviewing and submitting comments on a discussion paper introducing a quantitative health objective (QHO). The discussion paper will provide a holistic picture of the CNSC’s existing safety goals, concepts, objectives, and principles, and introduce a new safety objective in the form of a QHO. The QHO is discussed in relation to the potential health risks in the unlikely event of a severe nuclear accident with offsite radiological releases, and is proposed for consideration and utility within the CNSC regulatory framework. The discussion paper will be available on the CNSC’s online consultation platform, Let’s Talk Nuclear Safety, in summer 2024.

Who can apply

The following are eligible to apply for funding:

  • Indigenous Nations and communities, including Indigenous organizations or an aggregate of communities
  • Stakeholders including non-governmental organizations, members of the public, and other organizations with a direct interest in nuclear projects, facilities and activities in Canada

The CNSC will consider applicants who meet the program's eligible recipient, activity and expense (cost) requirements.

Assessment criteria

The CNSC will consider several factors in its decision when assessing funding applications:

  • Capacity-building priorities, needs and interests identified by the CNSC through direct engagement and communication with Indigenous Nations and communities and stakeholders
  • Relevance of the application to the CNSC’s mandate, the ISCF’s goals and objectives, and the specific funding opportunity
  • The complexity of the activity or subject matter and associated resource requirements
  • Any pre-established maximum funding allocations in relation to the specific funding opportunity or activity
  • The applicant’s previous experience with grant or contribution funding agreements with the CNSC, if applicable
  • Potential interest among Indigenous Nations and communities and stakeholders, and the number of funding recipients that can be expected (if applicable)
  • Total amount of ISCF financial resources available

Funding allocation

  • Maximum of $10,000 for Indigenous Nations and communities, non-governmental organizations, or other organizations
  • Maximum of $15,000 for Indigenous organizations representing multiple Indigenous Nations and communities

The amount of funding per successful applicant will depend on the complexity and associated resource requirements of the activity proposed, and the availability of funds.

How to apply

To apply for funding, complete the application form and send it to the ISCF mailbox.

Application deadline

The application period is closed.

For more information

Additional information about the ISCF, including information on how to complete your application form, can be found in the Application Guide.

If you have any questions about the application form or about this funding opportunity, please send a message to the ISCF mailbox.

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