Funding - Lands and Economic Development

The Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Community Opportunity Readiness, and Lands and Economic Development Services Programs will all use set, fixed, flexible and block contribution funding approaches for transfer payments to Aboriginal recipients, as described in the Directive on Transfer Payments (Appendix K: Transfer Payments to Aboriginal Recipients) and according to the Department's Directive 121 – Financial Reporting for the management of transfer payments.

The Alternative Funding Arrangement and Flexible Transfer Payment mechanisms will remain in effect, as required, until the expiration of existing funding arrangements that contain these mechanisms.

What activities are eligible for funding?

Activities eligible for funding are listed on each program webpage:

What activities are ineligible for funding?

  • payments for services that would normally be provided without charge, such as for honoraria
  • the operation, repair, and maintenance of economic or municipal infrastructure
  • economic infrastructure which has a reasonable expectation of capturing capital and operating costs through user fees and other means, and can function as a commercial enterprise
  • costs for services provided by a federal or provincial government

Application Guidelines, Assessment Criteria, Reporting Requirements, and Other Conditions of Funding: