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First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund

The Office of the Provincial Interlocutor 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 Office of the Provincial Interlocutor is not to be considered one of the partners.

Funding Criteria:

  • All costs must be specific to the project.
  • The Office of the Provincial Interlocutor may provide a maximum of $15,000 for community projects or $45,000 for regional or multi-party projects.
  • Funding must not exceed 40 per cent of total project costs.
  • Projects may be eligible for funding more than once on an annual basis.
  • In-kind contributions may be considered towards total project costs.
  • Funding of projects will be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis.

Ineligible Expenses:

  • 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
  • Gifts.

Other Requirements:

  • 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.

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