First Nations Infrastructure Investment Plan
The First Nations Infrastructure Investment Plan (FNIIP) helps Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) assess infrastructure needs and strategically plan infrastructure investments in First Nation communities across Canada. It supports healthy and safe First Nation communities, and the economic success of First Nations.
Each year, the National FNIIP is developed based on infrastructure investment plans at the community and regional level. The deadline for a First Nation to submit a community-level infrastructure investment plan to a regional office is September 30 of each year.
Investments are prioritized through the National Priority Ranking Framework, a planning tool that helps direct funding to the highest priorities using a consistent and transparent process across all regions. Higher-ranked projects are placed in earlier years of the plan, while lower-ranked projects are placed in later years. The amount of money planned under FNIIP varies from year-to-year because of time-limited, targeted funding programs. FNIIP is not a funding program but rather a planning tool for managing investments in First Nation infrastructure.
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