Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program - National Program Guidelines 2016-2017
The Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program provides grants to Inuit individuals as well as community-based Inuit cultural/education centres to support the development and promotion of Inuit cultural heritage.
The objective of the Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program is to support Inuit individuals and communities in expressing, preserving, developing, and promoting their cultural heritage, as well as in sharing their cultural heritage with other Canadians, thereby promoting awareness of Canada's cultural diversity.
It is expected that this grant program will lead to an enhanced understanding of Inuit culture and a richer Canadian cultural fabric.
Activities funded under the program must support the expression, preservation, development and/or promotion of Inuit cultural heritage.
5. Eligible Recipients
Eligible recipients are:
- Inuit individuals ordinarily resident in Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (Quebec), Nunavut, or the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories. For an Inuk residing outside of their land claim settlement area, a copy of a birth certificate and a letter of recognition from one of the Inuit land claim organizations or regional governments may be required (e.g. Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Makivik Corporation, Nunatsiavut Government); and
- Community-based Inuit cultural education centres.
6. Proposal Process
All funding for the Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program will be based on proposals approved by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). Proposals are selected on the basis of meeting program objectives, with consideration given to geographic distribution.
Applicants must submit detailed proposals for the activities to be undertaken over the course of the agreement, clearly stating how the proposed activities will further the objectives and expected results of this program.
Submission of Proposals
Only proposals submitted in the electronic proposal form issued by INAC will be considered for assessment. Refer to the proposal form and the attached instructions for application details. Incomplete proposals will be returned to applicants.
The information required in the proposal is available in the Reporting Guide. To access the proposal form, contact your regional office.
Deadline for Submission of Proposals
All proposals will be assessed by the following criteria:
- The extent to which the proposal furthers one or more of the program objectives; and,
- The degree to which the activity plan, including specific project activities, timeframe and budget, will result in the expected outcomes.
Note: Meeting these criteria does not guarantee funding from the CECP program.
Review and Approval of Proposals
INAC regional or headquarters staff will review and approve proposals. A written response will be sent to applicants to confirm whether, or not, their proposal has been approved for funding. A cheque will be sent to successful applicants.
7. Eligible Expenditures
Payments are limited to covering the direct costs of one-time projects related to Inuit culture, which are outlined in the proposals submitted and include:
- Materials and supplies;
- Printing and publishing; and
Note for recipients: Travel expenses are to be claimed at actual cost, but cannot exceed Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s guidelines as specified in the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Travel Directive in effect at the time of travel. Expenses which exceed the rates set for in the Directive will not be paid.
8. Ineligible Expenditures
Payments do not include the following expenditures:
- Ongoing activities or operations; and
- Periodic events such as annual meetings, or festivals.
9. Maximum Program Contribution
A maximum amount of $5,000 may be made available per recipient within a fiscal year for eligible expenditures.
If the amount of total funding requested in eligible proposals exceeds the total available budget, eligible proposals will be approved on a "first come, first served" basis.
10. Reporting Requirements
Recipients are encouraged to provide a brief summary (4-6 lines) of their completed project to their INAC Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program officer by e-mail. The summary should include the project results upon completion of the project.
11. Contact Information
For further program information please visit the First Nation and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program page.
The regional offices coordinates can be found on the Contact Regional Offices page.
You can also write to:
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
10 Wellington Street
GATINEAU QC K1A 0H4
Fax number: (819) 934-1478
These National Program Guidelines can be consulted in the Education National Program Guidelines page of INAC's website and through the View Instructions button on the first page of this program's proposal form.
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