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Grants and Contributions in Support of Geoscience (voted)

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Name of transfer payment program Grants and Contributions in Support of Geoscience (voted)
End date* March 31, 2020
Type of transfer payment Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation Estimates
Link to department’s Program Inventory Geological Knowledge for Canada’s Onshore and Offshore Land - Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals
Geoscience for Sustainable Development of Natural Resources - Targeted Geoscience initiative
Main objective The objective of the Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals  program is to provide regional geoscience knowledge and data that lowers the risk associated with discovery of resources in Canada’s North and enables northern communities to make informed decisions about their future economy and society through land use planning and potential resource development.
The objective of Targeted Geoscience Initiative is to help the mineral exploration industry be more effective in finding deeply buried mineral deposits through the provision of open, public geoscience, thereby reducing business risk, increasing industry competitiveness, creating jobs, sustaining communities, and generating economic growth.
Planned spending in 2018-19 $1,400,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2012-13
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) 2017-18
General targeted recipient groups Canadian and international not-for profit organizations (including industry and research and professional associations); Canadian and international academic institutions; First Nations and Indigenous organizations and groups; Provincial, Territorial, Regional, and Municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.

*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.

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