First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program

Learn about the First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program (FNECP), who can apply for funding and how to apply.

Current status: Closed

The deadline to submit your proposal was 11:59 pm Mountain time, December 17, 2022

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About the program

Indigenous Services Canada provides funding through the FNECP to help First Nations communities improve their health. The program supports these communities in identifying, investigating and characterizing the impact of exposure to environmental hazards. Its activities include community-based:

Who can apply

The groups that can apply for funding include:

First Nations in British Columbia should apply for funding under the First Nations Health Authority Environmental Contaminants Program.

Special requirement for funding

FNECP is introducing a new component: the Baseline Assessment Proposal on the State of Health and the Environment (BAPHE). It is being funded in support of First Nations to engage in the impact assessments process.

The FNECP program requires that:

The scientific or academic partners must be identified in the proposal.

What contaminants are included

Any chemical or biological contaminants that are of concern to First Nations communities can be included in your proposal, based on potential human health risk due to exposure. This risk must be articulated and justified in the proposal.


The call for proposals is now closed.

How to apply

View and download the Call for proposals document.

Contact the program at

Program staff will:

Contact us

First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program
Environmental Public Health Division
Office of Population and Public Health
Population Health and Primary Care Directorate
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Indigenous Services Canada
A.L. 1919D
10 Wellington Street, Suite 1455
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H4

Phone: 613-293-5517
Fax: 613-952-8639

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