Nova Scotia Mineral Incentive Program Renewed for 2016-2017

Government has announced continued support for the Nova Scotia Mineral Incentive Program (NSMIP). The goal of the program is to increase and promote mineral exploration, leading to mineral discoveries and new, producing mines in Nova Scotia.

Among several initiatives to promote mineral exploration in the province, the program includes Prospector Grants up to $15,000 as well as Shared Funding Grants up to $150,000. Prospector Grants are intended to fund activities by prospectors on grass-roots projects. Shared Funding Grants provide up to 50% of eligible costs and are an industry-government cost-shared initiative designed to fund exploration and evaluation activities beyond the grass-roots level.

This year, applicants are encouraged to submit applications on an ongoing basis for future consideration beyond the initial call for submissions.

Application evaluations will begin on June 7, 2016 and the first round of approvals will be announced in mid-June. Application forms and information for 2016-2017 Prospector Grants and Shared Funding Grants are now available to stakeholders for download below.

Please send applications, using the forms below, and all supporting documentation to Mick O’Neill, the NSMIP Program Coordinator, at nsmip@novascotia.ca. Applications to the NSMIP must be received by E-mail only. Mr. O'Neill can be reached at 902-752-4842.

Prospector Grant

Shared Funding Grant

Download Grant Info (PDF)

Download Grant Application Form (PDF)

Download Grant Funding Criteria (PDF)

Download Shared Funding Grant Info (PDF)

Download Shared Funding Grant Application Form (PDF)

Maps showing the location of the projects for the program are available for download:

Nova Scotia Mineral Incentive Program Approved Grants

To view information about MIP Research Grants click here