Funding to Support Public Travel

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is offering funding to support public travel to participate in engagement sessions with the National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization Expert Panel.

Who can apply?

Funding is available to members of the public.

How funding will be allocated

Limited funding may be provided on a case by case basis, subject to the established criteria below and when other methods of participation are not possible or feasible.

Funding decisions will be based on the following assessment criteria:

  • The funding is dedicated to supporting a portion of travel costs, up to a maximum of $1000 in accordance with the National Joint Council Travel Directive. Other activities such as preparatory community meetings or preparation of submissions are not eligible for funding.
  • The NEB Modernization Expert Panel must be meeting more than 100 kilometers from the applicant’s community.
  • The applicant has relevant experience or knowledge related to NEB processes, projects, policies, legislation or regulations.
  • In order to maximize the engagement of Canadians, funding will be provided to only one individual representative of any group to travel to one of the public events held by the Panel.
  • In order to ensure the most effective use of public funds, the applicant must consider the most cost-effective means of transport to the event to be attended.
  • Recipients who have already been allocated funding for Indigenous participation in the NEB Modernization review are not eligible for funding to support public travel.

Eligible activities

Only travel expenses incurred to participate in engagement with the NEB Modernization Expert Panel are eligible for reimbursement. Travel expenses may include transportation, meals, lodging and incidentals. Travel expenses must be reasonable and in accordance with the National Joint Council Travel Directive.

Funding level

A maximum of $1000 is available per applicant.

How to apply?

To apply, send an email outlining your travel plan and how you will contribute to the process and any supporting documentation to with the subject line “Public travel request for funding”.  Please also include your name, and whether or not you are participating on behalf of an organization or association.  Successful applicants will be contacted directly by NRCan officials.

Please submit your application for public travel funding no later than one week prior to your anticipated travel date.

Should you wish, you may also mail your application to:

     NRCan’s National Energy Board Modernization Secretariat 
     Natural Resources Canada
     580 Booth Street, 17th Floor
     Ottawa, ON   K1A 0E4

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2017.