Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund - Application Form

The application form for the 2021-2022 SAR NIF call for proposals is provided below for your information.

If you would like to apply for project funding through SAR NIF, please contact the SAR NIF team for an application form.

PROGRAM: Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund

I. IDENTIFICATION OF APPLICATION

Section 1 - Project Information

1. Project Title (must be relevant and short)

2. Length of Project

Choose the length of the Project

3. National SAR program objective (select one only)

Choose an item.

Section 2 - Applicant Information

4. Organization Applying for Funding

Choose an item.

If selecting option three, please indicate organization name

5. ☐ Confirmation of SAR Partner Letter of Support

6. Legal name

7. Business or Registration Number

8. Business Address

9a. City/Town

9b. Province/Territory

10. Postal Code

11. Business Telephone Number

12. Business Email Address

13. Organization's Mandate

Section 3 – Applicant Contact Person 
 (Note: This should be the primary contact person with respect to this application for funding)

14. Given Name and Surname

15. Position Title

16. Preferred Language of Communication

Choose an item.

17. Organization Contact Address

☐ Same as Business Address

18. Telephone Number

19. Email Address

Section 4 – National SAR Program Annual Priorities
 (Select only one)

20.

Priority 1: Strengthen the National Coordination of Search and Rescue

In Canada, search and rescue (SAR) is a shared responsibility amongst a wide-ranging list of partners throughout several jurisdictions across Canada. Innovative measures that promote or advance coordination and response capabilities across multiple jurisdictions are crucial to ensuring integrated coordination as well as long-term sustainment of a world-class SAR system.

The 2021-2022 SAR NIF call for proposals will consider projects that meet one or more of the following:

  • Initiatives that help integrate SAR with emergency management;
  • Initiatives that build disaster response capabilities within the volunteer SAR community;
  • The development and implementation of national level training curriculum;
  • Initiatives that support or promote information, data, and or knowledge sharing within or between SAR jurisdictions, including research and studies;
  • The development and implementation of stakeholder agreements that facilitate interjurisdictional SAR response;
  • Initiatives that seek to enhance national interoperability between SAR organizations (e.g. Incident Command System, multijurisdictional exercise, etc.);

☐  Priority 2: Emphasize and Effectively Coordinate SAR Prevention Efforts

In order to save lives, reduce pain and suffering and minimize the economic and social burden associated with responding to SAR incidents, a renewed focus on prevention is necessary. The sought after outcomes should aim to reduce the frequency, and mitigate the duration and severity of SAR incidents by altering behavior, promoting timely alerting and increasing the potential of survivability.

The 2021-22 SAR NIF call for proposals will consider projects that meet one or more of the following:

  • Research initiatives that seek to enhance SAR prevention programs or public education and outreach campaigns;
  • Development, production, distribution and/or delivery of national or regional SAR incident prevention messaging;

☐  Priority 3: SAR in Indigenous Communities

An inclusive national governance construct for the SAR community is critical to the long-term, sustainability of Canada's SAR system. Recent efforts by Public Safety Canada to strengthen the national governance construct for Canada's SAR community involve the establishment of the whole-of-community National Search and Rescue Advisory Council, inclusive of several Indigenous organizations.

In order to build on recent advancements, it's important to maintain a focus on the unique challenge of SAR in remote locations, as well as to ensure that groups responsible for SAR activities in Indigenous communities across the country continue to have a voice.

The 2021-2022 SAR NIF call for proposals will consider projects that meet one or more of the following:

  • The development and implementation of SAR initiatives that focus on communication, engagement and outreach with Indigenous communities;
  • Development and implementation of initiatives to establish or bolster sustainable SAR capacity and capability;

II. APPLICATION PROPOSAL

Section 5 - Project Information

21. Project Summary
(Describe the purpose of the projects (e.g. implementation of GSAR standards) and the method(s) used to accomplish it (e.g. training of volunteers and multi-jurisdictional exercises) (500 characters max)

22. Project Details
(Describe the purpose of the project (Including the needs) (2500 characters max)

What are the main objectives? (1000 characters max)

Who is the target group? (500 characters max)

What is the geographical reach? (500 characters max)

23. Alignment with the SARNIF annual priority
(Indicate how the Project aligns with the annual priority you have identified in Section 4) (1700 characters max)

 

24. Workplan template (Add or remove a row)

Activities

Tasks

Deliverable(s) / Product(s)

Resources

Timelines
Start and End Dates (YYYY/MM/DD)

Considerations / Comments

Start date:

End date

Start date:

End date:

Start date:

End date:

Activities

Tasks

Deliverable(s) / Product(s)

Resources

Timelines
Start and End Dates (YYYY/MM/DD)

Considerations / Comments

Start date:

End date:

Start date:

End date:

Start date:

End date:

25. Expected Outcomes (Clearly identify expected results along with measurable outcomes to be achieved by the completion of the project)

Short term: (500 characters max)

Medium term: (500 characters max)

26. Monitoring and Performance Measurement (Identify how you will monitor your project activities and how you will assess the effectiveness, impact and success of your project. i.e. Surveys, statistics such as number of people trained, number of app downloads, improved response times, etc.) (750 characters max)

27. Cost-effectiveness (Cost effectiveness is the relationship between monetary inputs and the desired outcome)
Using concrete examples identify measures that will be implemented to ensure best value for money. i.e.: The use of the competitive procurement method. (750 characters max)

28. Communication Strategy / Knowledge Transfer (Indicate how the project's progress and results will be communicated to the SAR community and identify the mechanisms that will be used to accomplish this. Include the frequency and ensure that all costs related to communications are factored into the total project budget.) (500 characters max)

29. Sustainability (Demonstrate how the project will be maintained once SAR NIF funding has ended. Commitment letters for sustainability should be provided.) (500 characters max)

30. Official Language Requirements (Describe how consideration was given to Official Language minorities community and the action that will be undertaken to meet those needs (to include expenditures for translation, bilingual staff etc. If not, provide a justification.) (500 characters max)

Section 6 - Capacity

31. Previous Grant/Contribution Experience (Please indicate previous experience with Federal Grants and Contributions programs and include any experience with Public Safety Canada and/or SARNIF.) (500 characters max)

32. Risk and Mitigation Strategy (Outline any potential risks associated with achieving any of the proposed project's objectives. State mitigation strategies put in place to mitigate outlined risks.) (750 characters max)

33. Third-party Involvement (Describe who will be involved in this project, their role (financial, collaborative, consultative), and provide a letter of commitment for each participating partner with specific amount if role is financial.) (500 characters max)

III. APPLICANT FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Section 7 – Proposed Project Budget and Funding Disclosure

Public Safety Canada uses the information provided in this section to assess the overall cost of the proposed project, as well as the general nature of the expenditures to be covered by all anticipated sources of funding.

The applicant must provide a detailed budget of the amount sought using the forms below.

Annex A, Project Budget Revenues and Expenses by fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

The applicant must provide information on any other sources of funding received or requested for the proposed project. For more information please refer to the Application Guide.

You must use the eligible expenses categories when completing your proposed budget.

Section 8 – Disclosure

Section 9 – Declaration

In order for your application to be eligible for funding, it must be completed and signed by the official representative(s) of the applicant organization in accordance with the organization's by-laws or other constituting documents. The person(s) signing this form certifies the following:

☐ I have the capacity and I am authorized to sign and submit this Application on behalf of the Organization named in Section 2;

☐ The information provided in this application and supporting documentation is true, accurate, and complete to the best of my knowledge;

☐ I acknowledge that, should this application be approved, I will be required to enter into a formal agreement that will outline the terms and conditions for the project; and

☐ The Letters of commitment confirming all other sources of funding (in-kind and/or cash) are provided.

Signatory Name (Print)

Title (Print)

Signature
Date (yyyy-mm-dd)

Submit a complete application form (Word) and the scanned signed version:
By email: ps.sarnif-fnirs.sp@canada.ca

Annex A – Project Budget

Revenues for Fiscal Year (April 1 to March 31)

Year: 2021–2022

Project Title:

* Note: Make sure to complete a budget for each fiscal year.

Government Funding: Cash (municipal, provincial, territorial and federal)

Amount

Public Safety Canada - SARNIF

$

$

$

Subtotal – Cash

$

Government Funding: In-Kind (municipal, provincial, territorial and federal)

Amount

Subtotal – In-Kind

$

Total Government Funding
Government funding XX%. Must not exceed 100% of eligible expenditures.

$

Non-Federal Government Funding and Other: Cash

Amount

Subtotal – Cash

$

Non-Federal Government Funding and Other: In-kind

Amount

$

$

$

Subtotal – In-Kind

$

Total Non-Federal Government Funding and other

$

Total Revenues:

$

Project Budget

Eligible Expenses for Fiscal Year (April 1 to March 31)

Year: 2021–2022

Project Title:

Detailed Eligible Expenditures by Category
Category

Public Safety Canada Funding (SARNIF)

Other Government Funding

Non-Government Funding and other Total
Eligible Expenditures: Cash

Communications

$

$ $

$

Materials and Supplies (**provide a separate list)

$

$ $

$

Professional Services $ $ $ $

Rentals

$

$ $

$

Salaries

$ $ $ $

Travel – Accommodation

$

$ $

$

Travel – Meals/Incidentals

$

$ $

$

Travel – Transportation $ $ $ $
Utilities $ $ $ $

Subtotal – Cash

$

$ $

$

Eligible Expenditures: In-Kind

Communications

$

$ $

$

Materials and Supplies

$

$ $

$

Professional Services $ $ $ $

Rentals

$

$ $

$

Salaries

$ $ $ $

Travel – Accommodation

$

$ $

$

Travel – Meals/Incidentals

$

$ $

$

Travel – Transportation $ $ $ $
Utilities $ $ $ $

Subtotal – Cash

$

$ $

$

Total Expenditures

$

$

$

$

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