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:
- economic development activities, including (but not limited to):
- capacity development
- community economic development planning
- development of proposals to raise financial resources
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?
- First Nations and Inuit communities and their governments
- tribal councils
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.