ARCHIVED - Theme Descriptions and Application Forms – AROs Project Funding 2015-2016

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Links to program information and application forms are found at the end of each theme description below.

Please ensure that each section of the form is completed. Projects must meet ARO Project Funding Eligibility Criteria in order to be considered for funding.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please email OAR-ARO@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca or contact your departmental representative.

Theme 1: Improving First Nation Elementary and Secondary Outcomes

NOTE: The New Paths for Education Program has a specific application process, proposal documents and proposal deadline of May 1, 2015. To apply, please follow the link found at the end of this section.

The objectives of the New Paths for Education Program are to:

In addition to meeting the above objectives of the New Paths for Education Program, eligible project proposals submitted by Aboriginal Representative Organizations will address one or several of the following elements:

New Paths for Education Program Information and Application Form

Theme 2: Community Infrastructure Program

Eligible projects will support proposals that identify and recommend solutions linked to improving services, program management and reporting in the following areas:

APPLICATION FORM

Theme 3: Economic Development

The government is committed to working with Aboriginal Canadians to help enable them to take full advantage of Canada's economic prosperity. These commitments build off of the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development, which represents a fundamental change to how the government supports Aboriginal economic development. Guided by the Framework, AANDC will consider opportunities to work with Aboriginal Representative Organizations to: increase Aboriginal participation in major economic development opportunities; overcome persistent barriers faced by Aboriginal communities seeking to attract private investment; unlock the economic potential of First Nations lands through legislative, regulatory, and institutional reform; and enhance land management and economic development capacity in Aboriginal communities.

Eligible projects will focus on the following elements:

APPLICATION FORM

Theme 4: Métis and Non-Status Indians Partnerships and Policy Development

Funding under this theme will assist eligible recipients to contribute to improving socio-economic conditions among Métis, non-status Indians, and urban Aboriginal people and/or to improving the long-term sustainability and accountability of organizations.

Eligible projects will focus on the following elements:

APPLICATION FORM

Theme 5: Social Program Reform

Eligible projects will support proposals that identify and recommend solutions linked to improving services, program management and reporting in the following areas:

APPLICATION FORM

Theme 6: Capacity Development and Accountability

Eligible projects will enable recipients to provide input into departmental program and policy initiatives related to governance as well as strengthen internal accountability of organizations to their members.

Eligible projects will focus on the following elements:

APPLICATION FORM

Theme 7: Northern Research and Development and Climate Change Programs for Aboriginal and Northern Communities

NOTE: Each of the 4 priority areas under Theme 7 has an application process. To apply, please follow the link that is found with each individual priority area description.

A) To promote economic, social and political development in the North to improve quality of life of Northerners, eligible projects will focus on the following elements:

APPLICATION FORM

With respect to northern resources development, AANDC will, through existing programs, seek to support: 1) projects that respond to concerns about human exposure to elevated levels of contaminants in wildlife species that are part of a traditional diet for northern Aboriginal peoples; and 2) projects that enable Aboriginal and northern communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change and engage in clean energy projects.

Eligible projects will focus on the following elements:

B) Climate Change Adaptation

Climate Change Program Information

C) Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Program Information

D) Northern Contaminants Program

Eligible projects will be assessed according to the Blueprints for the Northern Contaminants Program's five sub-programs:

Northern Contaminants Program Information

 

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