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Innovation Fund │ Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)

Value

A maximum investment of $10 million per project for eligible activities is available for infrastructure costs.

Description

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)’s Innovation Fund provides funding to First Nation communities to build school facilities that are innovative, promote education reform or achieve cost savings.

The Innovation Fund was created in 2012 as part of the Education Infrastructure Fund. INAC’s initial investment of $25 million is expected to leverage around $38 million in First Nation and private sector contributions for the four school projects.

Eligible Applicants

First Nations communities

Eligible Expenses

Projects approved for funding must:

  • conform with program policies and directives, as found in the Protocol for INAC Funded Infrastructure
  • fulfill INAC reporting requirements
  • be prepared to share new ideas with other communities for integration in future project planning

Deadline Date

  Quebec and Saskatchewan – May 31; Ontario – September 30; Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon – October 15; all other provinces – November 30

Contact

Contact Name: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Phone Number: 1-800-567-9604

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

Website: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1456154039297/1533642270665

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