Financial delegation of authority for the International Development Assistance Program

The table below presents the authorities of the minister of international development for the approval of projects, programs and initiatives funded from the grants and contributions budget for each of the programming classes. The amounts exclude all applicable taxes, including GST/HST.

Programming classesMaximum per project/program/initiativeException
Bilateral$50MTreasury Board approval for contribution in excess of the maximum
  • When the recipient is a multilateral organization that is created and governed by member countries and for food aid through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • For all other recipients
Partnership with Canadians:
  • Partners for development subclass
  • Global citizens subclass:
    • Funding for development awareness projects
    • Funding for all other projects under the global citizens subclass