Thank you to everyone who submitted a 2017-18 Enhancement & Restoration project proposal by the November 4th 4:30 PM deadline.
Over the next three months, the proposals will undergo a technical review and an HCTF Board review. Final funding decisions will be made by the Board in early March, and a preliminary list of approved projects will be posted on our website at that time. Your next opportunity to submit an Enhancement & Restoration proposal will be fall of 2017.
MS Word Worksheets (Optional)
New this Year!
The information required in the Communications Tab has changed, and a new section, “Community Engagement”, has been added. Please check out the revised 2017-18 Instructions for details.
Please Note: If you submitted a proposal last year (2016-17) and are continuing with the same project this year, then you can: 1) log in to HCTF Online using last year’s User ID (see Step 4 below), and 2) bring forward last year’s proposal to edit and update.
The following steps will help you prepare your HCTF Enhancement Grant application:
Step 1: Read the Proposal Writing Instructions – these provide guidance for writing the contents of your proposal (see Part 2 for specific Seed proposal instructions.)
Step 2: Review the Example HCTF Proposal. This should give an indication of the level of detail the reviewers need to assess your proposal. Keep in mind the more technically complex the project, the more detail may be required.
Step 3: (Optional) Use the MS Word Worksheet to draft/review/edit your proposal. You can then cut & paste the text into the online form.
Step 4: Get your User ID
· New users must complete the Request User ID form and you will receive an email with a link to your own HCTF Online User Account. Note that it may take up to one working day to receive the link.
· Users submitting a Continuing proposal may use last year’s User ID when you log in to HCTF Online. If you have forgotten it, go to Request User ID and “request password for existing user account”.
Step 5: Review the Online User Guide – this will help you to navigate through the online forms once you have your User ID and are ready to fill in the HCTF Online application form.
Step 6: Log in to HCTF Online .
Proposals for prescribed fires or that have prescribed fires as a component of an ecosystem restoration project are asked to refer to the Draft Guidelines for HCTF Prescribed Fire Proposals . You are requested to respond to questions in the guidelines that are relevant to your proposal – either in the proposal itself (preferably) or in a separate brief (2-3 pages) document that you may attach to your proposal (the on-line form has an Attachments button). As these are draft guidelines, HCTF appreciates your feedback on the utility of these guidelines: contact HCTF Biological and Evaluation Services
Grizzly Bear Proposals
Proponents of grizzly bear population studies should review the document Grizzly Bear Population Inventory & Monitoring Strategy for British Columbia and identify how their project fits in to the geographic priorities for grizzly inventory and monitoring identified in Chapter 4.
Proponents of grizzly viewing and/or education proposals should review the HCTF Guidelines for Grizzly Bear Education and Viewing Proposals . As these are draft guidelines, HCTF appreciates your feedback on the utility of these guidelines: contact HCTF Biological and Evaluation Services.
Proponents submitting stewardship proposals, or other proposals that have a stewardship component, are asked to refer to Considerations for HCTF Stewardship Proposals. This document provides guidance for developing this type of project proposal as well as for developing short-term and long-term measures of project outcomes.