Professional and Institutional Development Program
This program funds projects that develop the capacity of First Nations and Inuit communities to perform core functions of government such as planning and risk management, leadership, basic administration and financial management.
About the program
The Professional and Institutional Development Program funds projects that develop the capacity of communities to perform ten core functions of governance, such as:
- community involvement
- external relations
- planning and risk management
- financial management
- human resources management
- information management/information technology
- basic administration
Who can apply?
- First Nations
- tribal councils
- Inuit communities
Contact your funding services officer in your Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) regional office for the deadline in your region.
How to apply
Plans or proposals should be submitted by the organization that will manage the contribution funding.
Submit the completed plans or proposals to your regional office.
To find out more about what information needs to be included in a plan or proposal:
- for funding for fiscal year 2017-2018, consult the Assessment Phase section of the Professional and Institutional Development Program Guidelines 2017-2018
INAC will review plans and proposals to determine the maximum payable amount to any one recipient.
For more information on how to develop governance capacity in your community, please consult the Tools for Governance.