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:

Funding Awards
Applicant Amount awarded
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
Siksika Nation $30,000
Pasqua First Nation $10,000
File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council $41,000
Total estimated value awarded $175,000
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