First Nation Infrastructure Fund
The First Nation Infrastructure Fund provided $234 million between 2007 and 2013 through a single-window approach to access funding for infrastructure on-reserve, increasing efficiency and streamlining the way for First Nation governments to access federal infrastructure funding.
The objective of the First Nation Infrastructure Fund is to improve the environment and the quality of life of First Nation communities by improving and increasing the development of public infrastructure. This fund also supports roads and bridges, energy systems, planning and skills development projects and solid waste management.
Five categories of projects are eligible for funding under the program, each with several subcategories. All projects must fall within one or more of the eligible subcategories:
Planning and Skills Development
- Comprehensive Community Planning
- Capital / Infrastructure Planning
- Community Infrastructure Awareness and Maintenance Capacity
- Training Related to Supporting Community Infrastructure
Solid Waste Management
- Waste Disposal Site Construction
- Waste Diversion Projects
- Transfer Stations
Roads and Bridges
- Local Roads
- Access Roads
- Cost Sharing With Provincial / Municipal Roads Projects
- Grid Hook-Up Projects
- Sustainable Energy Systems for Facilities Solar Walls, Ground-Source
- Heat Pumps, Wind Power, Etc.
- High-speed backbone (transport) networks
- Broadband points of presence (PoPs)
- Local access networks
- Satellite capacity
The Activity Report (2007-2012) provides an overview of AANDC's activities relating to First Nation Infrastructure Fund expenditures between October 2007 and March 2012.
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