Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s service performance reporting for grants and contributions

Service standards for our grants and contributions programs state the level of performance applicants and recipients can reasonably expect under normal circumstances. Effective in fiscal year 2017 to 2018, the service standards are:

A payment is processed within 10 days of the requisition for payment.

Achieving these service standards is a shared responsibility between recipients and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Recipients must:

If we are unable to meet our service standard timelines, we will inform recipients about the delay.

Grants and contributions programs' standards, targets and results in fiscal year 2017 to 2018

    Aboriginal aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Program (AAROM)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 92%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 85%
      • Requisition for payment: 98%
    Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 93%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 83%
      • Requisition for payment: 97%
    Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk (AFSAR)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 97%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 85%
      • Requisition for payment: 97%
    Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 45 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 15 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 94%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 23%
      • Requisition for payment: N/A

    Note: This was the start-up year for this new federal/provincial program that was officially launched on August 31, 2017. N/A for service standard #3 as no AFF payments were issued in 2017 to 18.

    Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (AICFI)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 94%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 96%
      • Requisition for payment: 91%
    Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 70 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 70 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 100%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 100%
      • Requisition for payment: 100%
    Coastal Restoration Fund (CRF)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 13 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 30 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 99%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 99%
      • Requisition for payment: 95%
    Contributions to support participation in comprehensive maritime training and exercising in order to support response to all pollution spills in Canadian waters and waters under international agreements

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 60 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 70 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: No results provided
      • Notification of the funding decision: No results provided
      • Requisition for payment: No results provided
    Contributions to support the adoption of clean technology within the fisheries and aquaculture industry through the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 30 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 82%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 100%
      • Requisition for payment: 100%
    Contributions to support the Aquatic Invasive Species program

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 20 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 30 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 100%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 50%
      • Requisition for payment: 100%
    Divestiture of surplus lighthouses

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 2 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 5 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 10 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 100%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 100%
      • Requisition for payment: N/A

    Note: The results for service standard #3 are N/A due to the distinct process required to make payments for this program.

    Grant Program to Provide Emergency Economic Assistance to East Coast Commercial Fishers Affected by Severe Ice Conditions

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement: 28 calendar days
      • Decision: 28 calendar days
      • Payment: 28 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement: 90%
      • Decision: 90%
      • Payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement: 100%
      • Decision: 100%
      • Payment: 99%

    Note: The service standards are different for this program because it is administered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on behalf of DFO, using the service delivery mechanisms in place for the ESDC Employment Insurance Program.

    Indigenous Community: Boat Volunteer Program

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 70 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 70 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 100%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 100%
      • Requisition for payment: 100%
    Northern Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (NICFI)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: N/A
      • Notification of the funding decision: N/A
      • Requisition for payment: N/A

    Note: The results for the service standards are N/A because there were no agreements in 2017 to 18.

    Ocean and Freshwater Science Contribution Program (OFSCP)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 45 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 15 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 99%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 95%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%
    Oceans Management Grant Program to support Indigenous Groups

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 15 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 45 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: N/A
      • Notification of the funding decision: N/A
      • Requisition for payment: N/A

    Note: This authority was not used during 2017 to 18 so there are no results to report.

    Oceans Management Contribution Program in support of oceans conservation and management activities

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 15 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 45 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: Results data was not tracked in 2017 to 18
      • Notification of the funding decision: Results data was not tracked in 2017 to 18
      • Requisition for payment: Results data was not tracked in 2017 to 18
    Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 99%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 96%
      • Requisition for payment: 96%
    Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 13 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 30 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 100%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 100%
      • Requisition for payment: 100%
    Small Craft Harbours Class Contribution Program

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 15 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 100%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 67%
      • Requisition for payment: 71%

    Note: The results are based on a low volume of applications. The inability to meet the standards in 2017 to 18 was due to special circumstances related to the particular applications received in that year.

    Small Craft Harbours divestiture

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 5 business days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 business days
      • Requisition for payment: 15 business days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 100%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 100%
      • Requisition for payment: 0%

    Note: The results are based on a low volume of applications. The inability to meet the standards in 2017 to 18 was due to special circumstances related to the particular applications received in that year.

    Treaty Related Measures (TRM)

    Standards:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 7 calendar days
      • Notification of the funding decision: 30 calendar days
      • Requisition for payment: 25 calendar days

    Target:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: 90%
      • Notification of the funding decision: 90%
      • Requisition for payment: 90%

    Results:

      • Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application or proposal: N/A
      • Notification of the funding decision: N/A
      • Requisition for payment: N/A

    Note: The results for the service standards are N/A because there were no agreements in 2017 to 18.