Budget 2016 proposes to invest $3.93 billion in Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada's programs to improve First Nations community infrastructure including, water and wastewater systems, housing, education and other essential infrastructure on reserve. To learn more about how to access this funding, contact your INAC regional office to make sure your community infrastructure proposals are included in your First Nation Infrastructure Investment Plan.
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How community infrastructure is funded in First Nation communities
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) works with First Nation governments and communities to support adequate and sustainable housing, clean drinking water and community infrastructure such as schools, roads, and wastewater systems, which are essential to healthy, safe and prosperous communities.
The First Nations Infrastructure Investment Plan helps INAC assess infrastructure needs and strategically plan infrastructure investments in First Nation communities across Canada. First Nation communities work with their INAC regional office to develop these plans and proposals in order to access INAC funding programs.
INAC infrastructure investments are delivered through several funding programs, including:
Budget 2016 investments
Budget 2016 proposes to invest, through INAC programs, beginning in 2016-2017:
- $1.8 billion over five years to improve on reserve water and wastewater infrastructure
- $409 million over five years to improve solid waste management on reserve
- $969.4 million over five years to First Nations education infrastructure on reserve
- $416.6 million over two years to address housing needs on reserve
- $255 million over two years to the First Nation Infrastructure Fund
- $76.9 million over two years to support cultural and recreational infrastructure on reserve
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- Policies and directives
- Best practices for construction contracting
- Education Facilities Progress Report - April 2008 to March 2013
- Connectivity and Partnerships
- Integrated Capital Management System
- Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations
- National First Nations Consolidated Infrastructure Investment Report 2013-14
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