Participant Funding Program

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The NEB’s Participant Funding Program (PFP) provides funding to facilitate the participation of the public in hearings with respect to new or abandonment projects for pipelines or powerlines. PFP was expanded in June 2015 to include Environmental Assessments of designated projects as per the CEAA 2012 Regulations Designating Physical Activities. The PFP Guide is currently being revised accordingly.

Frequently asked questions

Current Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities
Project Funding Envelope Deadline
Enbridge Line 10 Westover Segment Replacement Project
$500,000 announced on 2015-12-17
The application deadline has passed. For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 198 KB] to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred.
Eastern Mainline Project
$300,000 announced on 2014-06-24
For those Intervenors that have not yet applied for PFP, please submit your PFP application form [WORD 1546 KB] by the announced deadline (To be determined).

Energy East Project
$2.5M announced on 2014-04-22 and increased to $5M on 2015-08-10
For those Intervenors that have not yet applied for PFP, please submit your Energy East application form [WORD 1564 KB] by the announced deadline (To be determined).

On 10 August 2015, PFP announced it had increased the funding envelope for Energy East from $2.5M divided between two phases (i.e. $1.25M per phase) to $5M for the entire process (no phased funding). Given the high volume of requests and the available funding approved by Parliament, all groups (including those yet to receive an award) should not expect more than $40,000 for the full hearing.
ITC Lake Erie Connector International Power Line Project
$250,000 announced on 2015-05-20
The application deadline has passed. For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 198 KB] to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred.
NGTL 2017 System Expansion
$250,000 announced on 2015-02-12
The application deadline has passed. For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 198 KB] to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred. You must submit a final claim by 9 May 2016 at the latest.
NGTL Towerbirch Expansion Project
$150,000 announced on 2015-07-20
The application deadline has passed. For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 198 KB] to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred.
Trans Mountain Expansion Project
$1.5M announced on 2013-07-22 and increased to $3M in July 2014
For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 198 KB] to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred. You will have until 60 days after the Hearing Record closes (date to be determined) to submit a final claim. You must submit a final claim by 5 Apr 2016 at the latest.

TransCanada Vaughan Mainline Expansion Project
$150,000 announced on 2015-12-11

The application deadline has passed. For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 198 KB] to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred.