Call for Proposals: On-Reserve Housing Funds 2016-2017

The Government of Canada recognizes that access to safe and affordable housing is essential to developing healthier, more sustainable Indigenous communities, improving social well-being, and supporting the full participation of Indigenous peoples in Canada's political, social and economic development to the benefit of all Canadians.

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In addition to current investments in the First Nation On-Reserve Housing Program, the new on-reserve housing investments announced in Budget 2016 will be mainly allocated through this call for proposals for three new funds. Proposals will be accepted in three phases with different deadlines. Projects with the highest needs will be prioritized. The three funds are:

  1. On-Reserve Housing Immediate Needs Fund – to support First Nation communities in immediate need for the construction of multi-unit housing, renovations and additions or lot servicing on reserve south of 60 and in the Yukon
  2. On-Reserve Housing Capacity Development Fund – to support projects that increase the ability of First Nation peoples on reserve to govern, manage and maintain their housing portfolio
  3. On-Reserve Housing Innovation Fund – to support First Nation communities using innovative approaches to on-reserve housing management and governance that benefit the entire community

For more details about eligible projects and the parameters of each fund, consult:

Who can apply?

On-Reserve Housing Immediate Needs Fund

  • First Nation, Innu or Inuit governments south of 60 and in the Yukon
  • bands or settlements with lands, reserves or trusts
  • district councils, chiefs councils and tribal councils who administer housing on behalf of First Nation communities

On-Reserve Housing Capacity Development Fund

  • First Nation Innu or Inuit governments south of 60
  • bands or settlements with lands, reserves or trusts
  • district councils, chiefs councils and tribal councils who administer housing on behalf of First Nation communities
  • First Nation organizations such as societies, institutions, partnerships, or corporations where the major shareholder is First Nation/Innu/Inuit
  • Aboriginal Representative Organizations that support First Nation communities

On-Reserve Housing Innovation Fund

  • First Nation, Innu or Inuit governments south of 60
  • bands or settlements with lands, reserves, or trusts
  • district councils, chiefs councils and tribal councils who administer housing on behalf of First Nation communities
  • First Nation organizations such as societies, institutions, partnerships or corporations where the major shareholder is Nation/Innu/Inuit
  • Aboriginal Representative Organizations that support First Nation communities

Deadlines

This call for proposals has three deadlines for all three funds:

The first phase will allow funding to be provided early in the fiscal year to respond to construction season. The second phase will allow communities unable to make the first deadline to deliver complete applications.

Successful applicants will be contacted by INAC regional offices during the summer of 2016.

How to apply?

There is a unique application form for each fund called a needs identification form. Contact your INAC regional office by e-mail (special e-mail addresses below) or by phone or regular mail to request the forms you need.

Submit your completed form by e-mail or regular mail to your INAC regional office.

Successful applicants will be informed about reporting requirements in their response letter from their INAC regional office.

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