Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund
Supporting and investing in the immediate infrastructure needs of Indigenous communities for ongoing, new and shovel-ready projects.
Call for proposals open
The call for proposals for 2023 to 2024 and 2024 to 2025 Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund, Urban Component funding is now open. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm, Eastern time.
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About the fund
The Government of Canada is investing $4.3 billion over 4 years, starting in 2021 to 2022 for the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund (ICIF).
This distinctions-based fund will support the immediate demands, as determined by Indigenous partners for ongoing, new and shovel-ready projects in First Nations, including Indigenous Self-Government and Modern-Treaty partners, Inuit, Métis Nation communities and northern First Nation and northern Métis communities.
The ICIF supports the mandate of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) to close the infrastructure gap in Indigenous communities.
Who is eligible for funding
The fund supports:
- First Nations
- Self-Government and Modern Treaty partners
- Métis Nation communities
- northern First Nation and northern Métis communities
- urban Indigenous communities and organizations
Learn more about the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund, Urban Component.
Projects the fund supports
The ICIF will support infrastructure projects such as but not limited to:
- water and waste water facilities
- health facilities
- cultural facilities
How projects are chosen
ISC allocates funding to recipients based on an assessment of needs, for shovel-ready projects as determined by Indigenous partners and communities and assessed by regions based on national needs.
CIRNAC will be working with Indigenous Self-Government and Modern Treaty partners, Inuit, and Métis Nation communities and northern First Nation and northern Métis communities to collaboratively develop infrastructure action plans specific to partner's needs and circumstances.
Engagement planning is underway. ISC and CIRNAC are working with Indigenous partners and organizations to establish plans for the delivery of critical infrastructure projects in their communities.
Further details will follow as they become available.
To find out more please contact your regional office.