Eagle Eye: July 2016 Funding Opportunities Scan

We've always got our eyes open for shifts in policy and legislation, and the initiatives and funding opportunities that result from them. "Eagle Eye" posts will keep you in the loop on changes we're seeing unfold across Canada and what they mean for Indigenous communities.  
We've got our sights set on a number of funding deadlines in the coming months that will be of interest. If you have any questions about any of the programs below or need support with an application process please feel free to contact us, we're happy to help. 


Energy Partnerships Program - Ontario 

Independent Electricity System Operator


Deadline: July 22, 2016

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities

This funding initiative promotes participation in Ontario’s energy sector by providing funding support to Indigenous communities to develop energy projects. The program is divided into three streams:


Partnership stream - Legal technical and financial due diligence to assess and develop partnerships

Maximum Amount Available: $50,000 for up to 80% of total project costs

Project Development Stream - Soft costs associated with developing projects, such as environmental assessments and site specific studies

Maximum Amount Available: $250,000

Remote Projects Development Stream – Developing renewable energy solutions to offset diesel use

Maximum Amount Available: $500,000


Community Grants Program - Seed Grants - Ontario

Ontario Trillium Foundation


Deadline: August 17, 2016

Eligible Applicants: Community organizations and partnerships 

This program is focused on supporting the research and implementation of new social initiatives that contribute to the well-being of people and communities. 

Maximum Amount Available: $75,000


Aboriginal Economic Development Fund Regional Partnership Grant - Ontario

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines


Deadline: August 26, 2016

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities and partnerships 

These grants support economic development through investments in regional and province wide projects that that improve skills training opportunities and provide financing for promising opportunities. Regional Partnership Grants can also help smaller projects with potential to expand to multiple communities or go province wide.


Maximum Amount Available: $250,000


Lands & Economic Development Services Program - Canada 

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada


Deadline: On-going, expires when all program resources have been awarded

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities and Partnerships

The program supports First Nations who want to take on a broad scope of land and environmental responsibilities on behalf of the Minister, pursuant to sections 53 and 60 of the Indian Act, including land use planning, environmental management, and compliance in order to better take advantage of economic development opportunities. Readiness Assessments can be submitted indicating a community’s intent to increase their responsibility for land management to increase annual funding allocations. 


Maximum Amount Available: Not Specfied


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