Healthy Waters Eligibility - NVCA

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​Healthy Waters Program


The easiest way to find out if your project is eligible is to contact our stewardship staff. There may be other special programs and opportunities that you can apply for. Call to find out if you qualify, to book your free site visit, or if you just need a little information to steer you in the right direction.  

Project Guidelines

Project Approval Criteria

  • Projects must be within the Nottawasaga Valley Watershed (seeHealthy Waters Eligibility Map.pdf)
  • Projects need to provide a public environmental benefit such as:
    • improved water quality
    • groundwater protection
    • habitat restoration
  • Applications need to include competitive quotes to ensure cost effectiveness
  • Funding is limited, so approval cannot be guaranteed
  • Work done before receiving funding approval does not qualify for funding
  • Work required by law is not eligible for funding

Eligible Costs

  • Purchased project materials and supplies
  • Contract labour from a registered company (see guidelines to find out if the contractor must be licensed for costs to be eligible)
  • Professional consulting fees for design, construction and supervision.

Ineligible Costs

  • Continual operating or maintenance costs
  • Purchase of significant equipment and machinery (rental may be considered)
  • Grants will not be provided for costs of in-kind labour, equipment and personal expenses of the applicant(s), the applicant(s) business, or family members
  • Research studies, surveys, and sampling that do not result in direct improvements