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ARCHIVED – Allocation of Funds for Participation in the Public Hearing for the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – Edson Mainline Expansion Project

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The Board administers a Participant Funding Program (PFP), which provides financial assistance to individuals, Indigenous groups, landowners, and non-industry not-for-profit groups to facilitate public participation in certain project hearings and environmental assessments of designated projects.

On 31 May 2019, the National Energy Board announced Funding Maximums of $40,000 to assist groups and $6,000 to assist individuals with their participation in the hearing for the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – Edson Mainline Expansion Project. On 17 July 2019, the Funding Maximums announced for Edson to the same level as NGTL 2021 ($80,000 for groups and $12,000 for individuals) in response to concerns raised and a reconsideration of the factors underlying the funding assumptions (s52 project with many participants and more new Right of Way than the North Corridor project).

The PFP received 20 applications and recommended awarding $1,360,000 to the 17 eligible groups. The Executive Vice President, Regulatory approved the recommendation. Indigenous groups account for 100% of the funding awarded.

Funding Awards
Applicant Amount awarded
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation $80,000
Bearspaw First Nation $80,000
Chiniki First Nation $80,000
Driftpile Cree Nation $80,000
Ermineskin Cree Nation $80,000
Gift Lake Metis Settlement $80,000
Kainai First Nation (Blood Tribe) $80,000
Kelly Lake Metis Settlement Society $80,000
Louis Bull Tribe $80,000
Michel First Nation $80,000
O'Chiese First Nation Consultation Office $80,000
Papaschase Cree Nation $80,000
Peavine Metis Settlement $80,000
Piikani Nation $80,000
Wesley First Nation $80,000
Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation #128 $80,000
Whitefish Lake First Nation #459 $80,000
Total $1,360,000
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