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Funding opportunity: Discussion paper related to REGDOC-3.2.1, Public Information and Disclosure

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 related to REGDOC-3.2.1, Public Information and Disclosure. REGDOC-3.2.1 sets out the CNSC's regulatory requirements for a public information and disclosure program for licensees and applicants regarding events and developments involving their nuclear facilities and/or activities. The discussion paper will be available on the CNSC’s online consultation platform, Let’s Talk Nuclear Safety, in fall 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

To be considered, applications must be received by 11:59 pm EDT, August 15, 2024.

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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