Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program : National Program Guidelines 2019-2020

Table of contents

1. Introduction

The Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program provides grants to Inuit individuals as well as community-based Inuit cultural education centres to support the development and promotion of Inuit cultural heritage.

These guidelines are effective as of April 1, 2019.

2. Objective

The objective of the Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program is to support Inuit individuals and communities in expressing, preserving, developing, and promoting their cultural heritage, as well as in sharing their cultural heritage with other Canadians, thereby promoting awareness of Canada’s cultural diversity.

3. Expected results

It is expected that this grant program will lead to an enhanced understanding of Inuit culture and a richer Canadian cultural fabric.

4. Funding recipients

A "funding recipient" means an individual or entity that has met the eligibility criteria of the program.

5. Eligible recipients

6. Activities

Activities funded under the program must support the expression, preservation, development or promotion of Inuit cultural heritage.

7. Expenditures

7.1 Eligible expenditures

Payments are limited to covering the direct costs of one-time projects related to Inuit culture, which are outlined in the proposals submitted and include:

  • materials and supplies
  • printing and publishing
  • travel

Travel expenses are to be claimed at actual cost, but cannot exceed Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s guidelines as specified in the Travel Directive in effect at the time of travel. Expenses which exceed the rates set for in the directive will not be paid.

7.2 Ineligible expenditures

Payments do not include the following expenditures:

  • ongoing activities or operations
  • periodic events such as annual meetings or festivals

8. Proposal process

All funding for the Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program will be based on proposals approved by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). Proposals are selected on the basis of meeting program objectives, with consideration given to geographic distribution.

Applicants must submit detailed proposals for the activities to be undertaken over the course of the agreement, clearly stating how the proposed activities will further the objectives and expected results of this program.

Submission of proposals (applies when a call for proposals is issued)

Only proposals submitted in the electronic proposal form issued by ISC will be considered for assessment. Refer to the proposal form and the attached instructions for application details. Incomplete proposals will be returned to applicants.

The information required in the proposal is available in the Reporting Guide. To access the proposal form, contact your regional office.

Please consult Calls for proposals for more details on the 2019-2020 calls for proposals and the application process.

Assessment criteria

All proposals will be assessed by the following criteria:

  • the extent to which the proposal furthers one or more of the program objectives
  • the degree to which the activity plan, including specific project activities, timeframe and budget, will result in the expected outcomes

Meeting these criteria does not guarantee funding from the Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program.

Review and approval of proposals

ISC regional staff will review and approve proposals. will be sent to Applicants will receive a written response to confirm whether, or not, their proposal has been approved for funding. A cheque will be sent to successful applicants.

9. Funding

9.1 Maximum amount of funding

A maximum amount of $5,000 may be made available per recipient within a fiscal year for eligible expenditures.

If the amount of total funding requested in eligible proposals exceeds the total available budget, eligible proposals will be approved on a "first come, first served" basis.

10. Reporting requirements

Recipients are encouraged to provide a brief summary (4 to 6 lines) of their completed project to their ISC Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program officer by e-mail. The summary should include the project results upon completion of the project.

11. Contact information

For further program information:

You can email us at:

You can also write to:

Education Branch
Indigenous Services Canada
10 rue Wellington
Gatineau QC K1A 0H4

These guidelines can be consulted at Education Programs : National Program Guidelines and through the View Instructions button on the first page of this program's proposal form.

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