Family Violence Prevention Program: Proposal Assessment Criteria (for projects off-reserve)

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)’s Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) will assess proposals on a points system to assess the degree to which all criteria are met.

Open calls for proposals will be posted on INAC’s Calls for Proposals web page.

Criteria Standard
Does the proposed project support a target audience (women, men, children and/or families)? Project funding will only be allocated to family violence prevention projects that identify an Aboriginal target group.
Will the project address a particular need? Proposals should briefly describe the need that will be addressed by the project.
Does the proposed activity specify a delivery method? Proposals should specify how the project will be delivered (ex: seminar, healing circles, or cultural camps).
Does the proposal include partnerships with other stakeholders (communities, government or non-government organizations)? Does the project leverage funding from other organizations? Proposals that include partnerships will be given priority (applicants must describe how they will engage partners), as well as projects that leverage funds and/or resources from other sources.
Will the project involve community participation? Projects which include community participation will be given priority.
Is the project effective and sustainable? Could it be adopted and used as a best practice by other communities/organizations in the future? Proposals that demonstrate the project’s effectiveness and "best practice" applicability will be given consideration (e. g. number of participants, audience, network, raising awareness).
Does the proposal include a detailed budget that clearly outlines project expenditure categories, along with a monthly cash-flow (projected costs)? Funds will be provided to projects that include clear, reasonable estimates of the costs for each budget item. Up to 15% of costs may support administrative costs.
Does the proposal demonstrate clearly-defined objectives, milestones, timelines and deliverables? Proposals should clearly identify objectives, milestones, timelines and deliverables. Proposals should also detail how the project’s success will be measured (e. g. number of participants, audience, network, raising awareness).
Has the applicant completed and submitted:
Applicants must submit:

According to the Treasury Board of Canada’s Directive on Transfer Payments, approved funding amounts should provide the minimum level of support required to achieve the expected results.

FVPP funding decisions will be made through a competitive, merit-based process. Please note that as funding is limited, not every eligible project will receive funding. Project proposals can be up to a maximum of $50,000.

Accepted projects may not necessarily be re-funded in subsequent years.

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