On-Reserve Housing Capacity Development Fund Guidelines

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) seeks to support First Nation communities who wish to increase their capacity to oversee and manage their on-reserve housing. 

Parameters

  1. The funding is non-renewable and available for 2016-2018 only.
  2. For the Capacity Development Fund, the three classes of eligible recipients are the following:
    1. First Nations beneficiariessuch asFirst Nation/Innu/Inuit governments; Bands/Settlements (lands, reserves, trusts); District Councils/Chiefs Councils; and, Tribal Councils.
    2. First Nation organizations such as Societies; Institutions; Corporations (where the major shareholder is First Nation/Innu/Inuit); and, Partnerships (e.g. public – private).
  3. Please note that Aboriginal Representative Organizations (AROs) are eligible recipients.
  4. The project is eligible under the investment categories detailed below.
  5. The project will be ranked using the On-reserve Housing Capacity Development Fund's points-based evaluation grid.

Eligible Investment Categories

1. Housing Governance Tools
An eligible recipient can apply for funding towards the following Housing Governance activities:

Maximum amount eligible: $100,000 (for all Housing Governance activities combined)

Eligible expenditures include: Community consultations, Legal and/or Consultant fees, Community Planner fees, Project management support (fees and equipment - 15% for admin fees as per the funding agreement).

2. Housing Management
An eligible recipient can apply for funding towards the following Housing Management activities:

Maximum amount eligible: $100,000 (for all Housing Management activities)

Eligible expenditures include: Consultant/Training fees – including Circuit-Rider type of program fees, Project management support (fees and equipment). Maximum $15,000 is eligible for software costs.

3. Housing Maintenance
An eligible recipient can apply for funding towards the following Housing Maintenance activities:

Maximum amount eligible: $30, 000

Eligible expenditures include: Consultant/Training fees, Project management support (fees and equipment).

Evaluation Grid: On-Reserve Housing Capacity Development Fund

Criteria Points awarded
The First Nation(s) will cover the following share of the total costs:
__ 0-5% = 20 points
__ 6-10% = 35 points
__ 11-15% = 50 points
__ 16-20% = 65 points
__ 21-25% + = 80 points
__ 26% + = 100 points
 
Deliverables
__ Needs Identification Form includes clear list of deliverables with detailed descriptions and timelines = 300 points
__ Needs Identification Form includes list of deliverables, but descriptions and timelines are vague or absent = 150 points
__ No clear deliverables described= 0 points (will not be considered)
 
How well does the Needs Identification Form meet the community's overall need?
0 to 300 points

This is the assessment of the INAC Reviewers of this Applicant's overall housing need. It allows them to bring in other information and knowledge and to cross-reference with CMHC regarding their projects.
 
Total Points Awarded:____________ (Max of 700 points)
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