Transfer Payment Agreement Directive

The Transfer Directive sets out a general requirement that the amount of funds to be allocated in the form of a grant or contribution must be equal to the minimum level necessary to promote the achievement of the objectives of the transfer payment programme and the results expected by the recipient. Important decisions that affect the level of funding are made during the design phase. The terms of a transfer payment program set a maximum that can be paid to each applicant; they also define the method to be used to determine the amount of the grant or the maximum amount of a contribution to a single recipient (for example). B 60% of eligible expenses). The stacking limit sets a maximum amount of total Canadian government funding authorized for each activity, project or initiative of a recipient. In addition, for some transfer programs, the amounts may be influenced by international trade agreements signed by Canada. In cases where funding for a foundation is granted only as part of a grant, the directive stipulates that funding should not be provided permanently as funding for the foundation, which would lead to permanent supervisory obligations for the funding department and permanent reporting obligations for the recipient. On the contrary, funding agreements should include provisions for the revision of restrictions on the use of foundation funding within 20 years and a subsequent assessment by the Minister of the need to maintain, repeal or amend these restrictions with the consent of the recipient. If the Minister decides that the restrictions must be maintained for a new period, a date for further review should be set. It should be noted that if the conditions require beneficiaries to repay contributions, a Minister is authorized, in accordance with the Transfer Directive (point 6.3.7), to grant a waiver when the proposed funding for a given beneficiary is less than USD 200,000. This power to authorize a derogation from the terms and conditions of sale must be applied on a case-by-case basis; There is no authority for the Minister to provide a flat-rate exception for all contributions under $200,000. The exception must be approved by the Minister before the funding agreement is implemented and funding is made available. The Deputy Director must ensure that the exercise of this authority by a minister is published on the ministry`s website within 30 days of the exemption being approved.