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Community Opportunity Readiness Program | Indigenous Services Canada

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Description

The Community Opportunity Readiness Program addresses the financial needs of Indigenous communities when they are in pursuit of, and wish to participate in, an economic opportunity. The program is a consolidation of the former community economic opportunities program, the major projects investment fund, and the community-based components of the Indigenous business development program.

Eligible Applicants

  • First Nation and Inuit communities and their governments, including tribal councils
  • Organizations and associations controlled by First Nation and Inuit communities, except those with charitable or religious purposes
  • Non-Indigenous organizations and associations (except those with charitable or religious purposes) that plan to provide economic development services for the benefit of First Nation and Inuit communities
  • The Province of Ontario, as per the Canada-Ontario Resource Development Agreement

In exceptional circumstances, the Minister may also allow Community Opportunity Readiness Program contributions to other recipients for projects which have a significant impact on First Nations or Inuit communities.

Eligible Expenses

  • Salaries, wages, and benefits
  • Travel
  • Overhead, including (but not limited to) rent, utilities, supplies, accounting and audit services, and insurance
  • Minor machinery and equipment
  • Communications, including (but not limited to) content development, translation, dissemination, advertising, and signage
  • Costs related to economic infrastructure such as, planning, design, identification, capitalization, and acquisition of rights and rights-of-way
  • Capital costs relating to the establishment, acquisition, expansion or modernization of an Indigenous business
  • Land surveys and appraisals
  • Professional, consulting, advisory, and other services (including fees, travel, and report production)
  • Feasibility studies, marketing, advertising, and promotion
  • Costs related to economic infrastructure such as (but limited to) planning, design, identification, capitalization, and acquisition of rights and rights-of-way
  • Capital costs relating to the establishment, acquisition, expansion or modernization of an Indigenous business

Deadline Date

  Ongoing

Contact

Contact Name: Community Opportunity Readiness Program (CORP)

Phone Number: (780) 495-2787

E-mail Address: aadnc.abecdev.aandc@canada.ca

Website: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1587563567774/1587563589262

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