Capital Facilities and Maintenance Program

Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) Capital Facilities and Maintenance Program (CFMP) is the Government of Canada's main vehicle to support community infrastructure for First Nations on reserves.

CFMP invests in the planning, design, construction, renovation, acquisition and operations and maintenance of community infrastructure that supports First Nations to build healthy, safe and prosperous communities and enables engagement in the economy.

The program's funding, more than $2 billion per year, is invested in 4 main areas:

The objectives of the CFMP are to make investments in physical assets, such as roads or schools, or services in First Nations communities that:

The program has 3 funding streams:

Proposed projects are ranked using the following guidelines:

These guidelines help decision makers fund projects in a fair and consistent manner and make sure that the highest priority projects are funded.

The CFMP’s funding is managed through First Nation infrastructure investment plans, developed in partnership with First Nations and based on community-identified infrastructure needs.

Adjustments to the plan may occur throughout the fiscal year as community, project and financial circumstances change.

For information about this program, visit Transfer Payment Program Terms and Conditions: Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure.

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