Grants and Contributions

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In June 2016, as part of the Open Government Action Plan, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) committed to increasing the transparency and usefulness of grants and contribution data and subsequently launched the Guidelines on the Reporting of Grants and Contributions Awards, effective April 1, 2018.

The rules and principles governing government grants and contributions are outlined in the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments. Transfer payments are transfers of money, goods, services or assets made from an appropriation to individuals, organizations or other levels of government, without the federal government directly receiving goods or services in return, but which may require the recipient to provide a report or other information subsequent to receiving payment. These expenditures are reported in the Public Accounts of Canada. The major types of transfer payments are grants, contributions and \'other transfer payments\'.

Included in this category, but not to be reported under proactive disclosure of awards, are (1) transfers to other levels of government such as Equalization payments as well as Canada Health and Social Transfer payments. (2) Grants and contributions reallocated or otherwise redistributed by the recipient to third parties; and (3) information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

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May 1, 2020

For-profit organization


OVERSEE – Optical Vision Enhancement and Refinement of Sensor Exploitation Effectiveness

Agreement Number:

The PSIMS agreement number: 21445

Duration: from May 1, 2020 to Mar 31, 2022

This project hopes to help GSAR volunteers save lives in isolated communities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAS) assets until CAF or other aeronautical SAR resources arrive by providing remote community SAR operators with the knowledge of how best to use inexpensive and easily accessible Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) UAS resources and Situational Awareness applications.

Organization: Public Safety Canada
Program Name: (SAR NIF) Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, CA K2K 3C9