Lands and Economic Development Services Program: Operational funding

Find out about operational funding for lands and economic development in First Nations and Inuit communities.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) provides operational (core) funding and project-based (targeted) funding under the Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP). Eligibility and program requirements differ according to the funding type.

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About the program

Core funding for economic development is provided annually by INAC through a funding agreement between a First Nation or Inuit community.

Operational (core) funding is available for:

Eligible recipients can also apply for LEDSP project-based funding and use it to supplement operational funding.

Find out more about the Lands and Economic Development Services Program.

Who can apply?


Deadlines vary. Contact your regional office to find out more.

How to apply?

Fill out section A and B of the Lands and Economic Development Planned Activities and Report (form DCI 471935) and submit it to your regional office by their deadline.

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