PFP funding opportunities

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Project-specific funding

  • supports participation in the CNSC’s regulatory review processes (e.g., licensing renewal or EA).

Funding for general matters of regulatory interest

  • supports participation in meetings with the CNSC on topics of regulatory interest, CNSC targeted studies or monitoring, or the topics of regulatory interest list.

Project-specific funding

Click on the funding opportunities below to learn more about the project description, application form, and application deadline.

If you have any questions regarding the PFP program, how to access these funding opportunities, or complete the relevant PFP application form, please review the PFP Guide and/or contact the PFP administrator

2016 funding opportunities

Name of project Maximum amount* Application deadline
Ontario Power Generation Inc.’s Pickering Waste Management Facility licence renewal $50,000 December 9, 2016
AREVA’s McClean Lake mine and mill operating licence renewal $75,000 December 12, 2016
New Brunswick Power Corporation’s Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station licence renewal $75,000 November 18, 2016
Now closed
Gunnar Remediation Options Workshop with Athabasca Aboriginal Communities N/A N/A
Meeting with Mississauga First Nation Regarding Environmental Sampling Conducted around Cameco’s Blind River Refinery N/A N/A
Ontario Power Generation’s Western Waste Management Facility licence renewal $75,000 October 30, 2016
Now closed
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project $100,000 September 30, 2016
Now closed
Meeting with Hiawatha First Nation Regarding the CNSC’s Independent Environmental Monitoring Program and REGDOC-3.2.2, Aboriginal Engagement N/A N/A
Meeting with Mississauga First Nation About Cameco’s Blind River Refinery and the CNSC’s Independent Environmental Monitoring Program N/A N/A
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Near Surface Disposal Facility Project $100,000 September 2, 2016
Now closed
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Project $100,000 September 2, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Waste Management, Storage and Processing Facilities in Canada: 2015 $35,000 August 26, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites $35,000 August 26, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2015
$20,000 June 17, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2015 $35,000 May 6, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Nuclear Processing, Small Research Reactor and Class IB Accelerator Facilities: 2015
$25,000 June 30, 2016
Now closed
Port Hope Area Initiative status report
$25,000 June 30, 2016
Now closed
Cameco’s Port Hope Conversion Facility licence renewal
$50,000 June 30, 2016
Now closed

Past funding opportunities

2015

2015

Name of project Maximum amount*
Meeting with Mississauga First Nation regarding Cameco’s Blind River Refinery and the CNSC’s Independent Environmental Monitoring Program N/A
Chalk River Laboratories licence amendment $25,000
Gentilly-2 nuclear facility licence application $25,000
Gunnar Remediation Project phase 2 licence hold point $20,000
Nordion (Canada) Inc. Nuclear Substance Processing Facility operating licence renewal $25,000
Review of REGDOC-3.2.2, Aboriginal Engagement N/A
2014

2014

Name of project Maximum amount*
SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc. Nuclear Substance processing facility operating licence renewal $35,000.00
Meeting with Mississauga First Nation Regarding Cameco’s Blind River refinery N/A
Ontario Power Generation's Darlington Nuclear Generating Station licence renewal application $75,000.00
Licensing application for Cameco’s proposed Millennium Mine Project in northern Saskatchewan $50,000.00
Bruce Power A&B licence renewal applications $75,000.00
Licensing application for Saskatchewan Research Council's Gunnar Remediation Project $25,000.00
Meeting with Kineepik Métis Local Inc. #9 regarding the environmental assessment for Cameco’s Key Lake extension project N/A
2013

2013

Name of Project Maximum amount*
Re-licensing applications for Cameco's Key Lake uranium mill, Rabbit Lake uranium mine and mill and McArthur River uranium mine $150,000.00
2012

2012

Name of Project Maximum amount*
Cameco Corporation's licence renewal for Cameco's decommissioned Beaverlodge mine/mill site $50,000.00
Cameco Corporation's licence renewal for Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan $50,000.00
Ontario Power Generation's licence renewal of the Pickering Nuclear Power Reactor operating licence $50,000.00
Environmental assessment of Ontario Power Generation's proposed refurbishment and continued operation of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station $150,000.00
2011

2011

Name of Project Maximum amount*

Cameco Corporation's licence renewal for its Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc. facility in Port Hope

$25,000.00

Cameco Corporation's licence renewal for its conversion facility in Port Hope

$50,000.00

Cameco Corporation's licence renewal for its Blind River refinery

$25,000.00
NB Power's five-year licence renewal for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station $75,000.00
AECL's five-year licence renewal for Chalk River Laboratories $75,000.00

Funding for general matters of regulatory interest

This funding is designed to enhance public and Indigenous groups’ participation in CNSC activities and Commission proceedings.

Support for participation in meetings with CNSC staff and CNSC studies and/or monitoring

Funding in this category supports involvement of public and/or Indigenous groups in activities such as meetings with CNSC staff regarding topics of regulatory interest, as well as participation in CNSC targeted studies and/or monitoring. They are offered on a case-by-case basis for issues or activities under the CNSC’s mandate that are of significant interest to the public and/or Indigenous groups. For more information on applying for these potential funding opportunities, please review the Eligibility criteria or Contact the PFP administrator.

PFP funding for topics of regulatory interest

The list of topics of regulatory interest is designed to encourage experts, researchers, academics and Indigenous groups in choosing relevant topics to present value-added information to the Commission as part of its regulatory processes. Research on these topics may have already been conducted, but not yet presented before the Commission.