The Government of Saskatchewan announced on June 3, 2020, that this year's First Nations and Métis Community Partnership Projects will focus on locally developed projects related to issues raised by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Special consideration will be given to applications for initiatives addressing the vulnerabilities within society that lead to risks for inter-personal violence.
Interested organizations are encouraged to discuss their proposals before submitting applications by contacting email@example.com or 306-798-0183. The application deadline for this current intake is September 11, 2020. Applicants will be contacted thereafter. The second intake deadline for applications is December 15, 2020.
The First Nations and Métis Relations Unit supports qualifying innovative projects that involve practical arrangements and partnerships with First Nations and/or Métis communities, agencies or non-profit organizations. Projects will be considered under the following categories:
- Safe Communities
- Strong Families
- Student Achievement
- Economic Growth
Who Can Apply?
An authorized representative(s) of a Saskatchewan-based:
- First Nations Band Council or Tribal Council;
- Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Local, Métis Region;
- First Nations or Métis representative organization;
- Aboriginal non-profit organization;
- Non-Aboriginal non-profit organization seeking partnerships with Aboriginal communities or whose programs/services benefit a primarily First Nations or Métis clientele;
- Municipality; or
- Government organizations.
To qualify for funding, applicants must:
- Describe how the project is innovative, builds partnerships, improves relationships and contributes to improved outcomes;
- Have at least one partner*. (Partnerships may include federal, provincial or municipal governments; non-profit organizations; educational institutions; First Nations Bands, Tribal Councils, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan locals or regions, First Nations or Métis representative organizations; or private sector firms.)
- Non-profits must demonstrate "active" status with the Information Services Corporation (ISC);
- Provide written endorsement from the partner(s) of the project; and
- Demonstrate financial accountability and solid governance practices.
*The First Nations and Métis Relations Unit is not to be considered one of the partners.
- All costs must be specific to the project.
- The First Nations and Métis Relations Unit may provide a maximum of $15,000 for community projects or $45,000 for regional or multi-party projects.
- Applications should aim to request no more than 40 per cent of total project costs; however, special consideration will be given to MMIWG applications. Applicants are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their submissions and needs.
- In-kind contributions may be considered towards total project costs.
- Existing staff salaries or wages;
- Costs associated with the administrative or overhead costs of the organization;
- Corporate/business projects intended to make a profit;
- Honoraria other than for Elders; and/or
- Upon being approved for a grant, recipients must sign a Letter of Offer that details the conditions under which the grant is to be used, and agree to reporting requirements.
- Grants will be subject to a hold-back pending completion of a final report and an accounting of expenditures.
- Reports must be submitted prior to being considered for further projects.