Allocation of Funds for Participation in the Public Hearing for Vantage Pipeline
On 21 October 2010, the National Energy Board announced that $175,000 of participant funding would be made available to assist individuals and groups with their participation in the Vantage Pipeline hearing.
Applications for funding received after the 17 December 2010 deadline were not considered. Of the 6 applications received requesting over $332,988, 6 applicants were offered an award. 100% of the awarded funds went to Aboriginal groups.
The Funding Review Committee (FRC), an independent committee established by the Board, reviews all applications for participant funding, and provides recommendations on funding awards. Following a review of the FRC recommendations, the Board’s Chief Operating Officer accepted the FRC’s recommendations and approved the following funding awards:
|Western Region III and Eastern Region III Métis Nation||$33,000|
|Chief Big Bear First Nation||$26,000|
|Poundmaker Cree Nation #114, Lucky Man Cree Nation, Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation, and Little Pine First Nation||$35,000|
|Pasqua First Nation||$10,000|
|File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council||$41,000|
|Total estimated value awarded||$175,000|
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