[BCMA] Indigenous Services Canada - Possible Funding Opportunity

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Fri Jul 2 09:26:45 PDT 2021

BCMA staff have been keeping an eye out for funding sources that may help
Indigenous museums and cultural centres experiencing a decline in revenue
or funding due to the pandemic and its impacts. This funding from
Indigenous Services Canada may or may not work for your organization;
please read the guidelines and seek advice from the funder to ensure

*Own-Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities Initiative from
IndigenousServices Canada*

“*The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Indigenous communities to
experience a decline in own-source revenue. Because of this reduction in
own-source revenue, many communities have faced challenges in providing—or
have been unable to provide—important programs and services to their
community members. The Own-Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities
Initiative (OSRICI) is providing $332.8 million in funding to partially
offset declines in own-source revenues so that First Nations, Inuit and
Métis communities can continue to provide important community programs and
services to their members.*”

*Funding Deadline: August 31, 2021*

*The OSRICI is open to:*

   - *all First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities*
   - *self-governing and Modern Treaty First Nations*
   - *tribal councils or community governments*

*Own-source revenue is money communities collect from business ventures,
property taxes or other activities, including commercial leasing and tax

Funding under this initiative is not meant to overlap with other existing
COVID-19 measures, such as the Indigenous Community Business Fund, the
Indigenous Community Support Fund, or any other COVID-19 measures related
to health, economic, and social support.

Examples of core community programs include; education programs, health
programs, housing programs, water services, community infrastructure
development and maintenance programs.

Examples of important services include; language preservation and cultural
programming, income support for Elders, outreach and aid to the distressed
and disadvantaged, training and development programs.

Read the details about applications and eligibility, as well as contact
information on the website


Leia Patterson
Learning Resources Coordinator
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