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Aboriginal Participation Fund – Advanced Exploration and Development Support Sub-Stream

Description

The Aboriginal Participation Fund (APF) has been developed to help support the participation of Aboriginal communities and organizations in regulatory processes under the Mining Act and in economic development activities associated with mineral exploration and development. The three funding streams under the APF will give Aboriginal communities and organizations a better understanding of the mineral sector and the related regulatory system.

The Advanced Exploration and Development Support Sub-Stream will assist communities and member communities in areas of high mineral development activity with support to respond to advanced exploration and mine development projects. Funding is project-based and will be limited to the costs associated with coordinating the review of advanced exploration and development projects.

Deadline

Applications open July 7, 2017.

Funding is open all year but will close when allocations are fully subscribed.

Eligibility Requirements

Funding up to an annual maximum of $15,000 for a one-year term is available to Aboriginal communities in Ontario in areas of high mineral development activity.

While priority will be given to communities that do not have an existing Mineral Development Advisor (MDA) position, communities with MDAs are encouraged to apply if their workload requires additional support to respond to advanced exploration and development project requests.

Funding is project-based and will be limited to the costs associated with coordinating the review of advanced exploration and development projects.

Funding allocated through this stream is not intended to replace support received from project proponents.

Aboriginal communities should discuss this sub-stream with one of the ministry’s Mineral Exploration and Development Consultants (MEDC) before applying.

Program Guidelines

Contact

Inquiries about program guidelines may be directed to:

Funding Coordinator
Mines and Minerals Division
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Telephone: 705-670-5826
Toll free: 1-888-415-9845 ext. 5826
Email: aboriginalparticipationfund@ontario.ca

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Last updated: June 30, 2017