Deadline: 13 April 2020
The Government of Canada is seeking applications for funding to help Indigenous organizations and communities providing services to Indigenous peoples in urban centres or off reserve prevent, prepare and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This call for proposals allows Indigenous organizations providing services to Indigenous peoples in urban centres or off reserve to access funding from the Indigenous Community Support Fund to prepare for and react to the spread of COVID-19.
Examples of activities that can be funded
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- Support for Elders, women, caregivers and vulnerable populations (for example, individuals at an elevated medical risk, or people with disabilities).
- Food bank or nutritional assistance for community members (for example, care packages of food, water, cleaning products).
- Learning packages for children (for example, workbooks, school supplies, educational flashcards).
- Emergency response services.
- Childcare assistance for workers providing essential services.
- Mental health services.
- Assistance applying for government supports (for example, Canada Child Benefit, Emergency Care Benefit, Emergency Support Benefit).
- Development and distribution of information that can help individuals and communities more fully respond and access available services and supports.
- Transportation costs for community members who can no longer use public transportation or need access to essential activities of daily life (such as grocery shopping, medical appointments).
- Other activities related to supporting COVID-19 preparedness and response measures.
- Overhead administrative costs (for example, supplies, IT equipment, rent) cannot exceed 15% of the direct project costs.
- For example, $50,000 in direct costs can request up to $7,500 in administration costs for a total project cost of $57,500.
- Project expenses must be incurred by the project completion date, as set out in the approved project proposal, and no later than March 31, 2021.
- For example, salaries can only be paid for the duration of the project and cannot be used for permanent positions.
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- National, regional and local Indigenous service delivery organizations supporting Indigenous peoples living in urban centres.
- National, regional and off-reserve Indigenous organizations supporting their members living away from their communities (for example, Indigenous representative organizations and Tribal Councils).
- Other Indigenous organizations or communities providing services to Indigenous peoples living off reserve or in urban centres that are not eligible for funding under the distinctions-based streams of the Indigenous Community Support Fund (for example, non-status groups and independent communities).
- Population served: What is the reach of the proposed activities? Who are the participants for each activity (for example, community members, women, youth, Elders, homeless)? How many individuals are expected to be reached?
- Activities and timelines: Will the proposed activities address urgent, immediate community needs to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak?
- Budget: Does the budget reflect reasonable costs for the proposed activities, including administrative costs within the 15% maximum?
- Impacts: Does the project offer direct, meaningful benefit to the recipients or anticipated number of individuals?
Meeting these criteria does not guarantee funding. Proposals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, depending on total available funding and the number of proposals submitted.
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For more information, visit https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1585928331845/1585928356443#a