The Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund (CHRF) is managed by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation for the purpose of restoring high-value habitat for caribou in BC using functional and ecological restoration methods. The CHRF is made possible by a $2 million grant from the Province of British Columbia to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.
The first public intake for caribou habitat restoration proposals seeking CHRF funding closed on January 11th, 2019. Eleven projects were approved for funding, including:
We anticipate the next intake for caribou habitat restoration proposals will open in fall of 2019. We will announce the opening on our website, e-newsletter and social media channels.
Please note that your project’s final approval is subject to you (or you organization) entering into a Conditional Grant Agreement with HCTF. In the weeks following the receipt of your preliminary approval letter, you will be mailed two copies of a conditional grant agreement and an accompanying checklist. Please read your grant agreement carefully, and complete all requirements on the checklist before returning to HCTF. Questions? Please contact our Finance Officer.
If circumstances have changed and your approved project requires modifications from your original proposal in terms of objectives, activities/methodology, or budget allocation, you must submit a written request to HCTF using the Project Change Request Form. Please submit completed requests to email@example.com. Depending on the nature of your request, it will be reviewed by either HCTF staff or an appropriate technical review committee.
If you are unable to complete your project within the fiscal year of your Conditional Grant Agreement (April 1 through March 31st, unless otherwise specified), you will need to request a Contract Extension (also known as a Carry-Over) to extend your Agreement into the next fiscal. The annual deadline for contract extension requests is February 15th: please complete the Contract Extension Request Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that even though activities and expenditures will occur in the following fiscal year, they will still be invoiced and reported on under the original Agreement. The Grant Report (see below) will be due when that year’s activities are complete.
The support provided by HCTF and the Province of BC must be acknowledged in any publicity issued, printed or distributed, including signs, displays, reports, announcements, articles, press releases, or media interviews. Please include the following statement on any published materials:
“We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development”
Full information on HCTF communications guidelines and copies of the HCTF logo are available here.
Report forms for projects funded under this programs will be posted here when available. Contact Shannon West with questions.