Earth Day 2020 - $10,000 Grant Funding Opportunity

Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) Grant Funding Opportunity – EARTH DAY 2020 Indigenous Services Canada (Pacific Region) is pleased to offer a grant funding opportunity from the Lands and Economic Development Services Program fund (LEDSP) for a community or school-run project/event that will enhance a community’s or school’s environmental awareness and practices on Earth Day (April 22, 2020).

For Fiscal Year 2019-20, there will be two grant amounts offered: 1) $5,000 maximum, and 2) $10,000 maximum.

For applications in the $10,000 maximum category, preference will be given to projects which have long-lasting impacts for the community/school and the natural environment.

Eligibility First Nations communities and First Nation operated schools in British Columbia are eligible to apply for the funding and may partner with any other organization(s) to carry out the eligible activities. Other sources of funds and in-kind contributions are welcome. To be eligible, activities must enhance a community’s or school’s environmental management awareness and practices around Earth Day (April 22, 2020); the activity must not generate a profit for the eligible recipient.

Typical projects in the maximum $5,000 category could include (but are not limited to):

  • Delivering a community/school information program on how to reduce waste, avoid using toxic products or save water or energy.

  • Conducting a how-to workshop on composting or recycling.

  • Establishing a community or school garden.

  • Leading a clean-up event around the community.

  • Running a school or community upcycle or re-use event.

Examples of projects in the maximum $10,000 category include, but are not limited to:

  • Restoring the natural environment (land or water) around the community or school.

  • Eliminating or reducing long-term plastic use and pollution within the school/community.

  • Transforming the community’s or school’s food sourcing/consumption patterns to benefit human and environmental health.

  • Increasing energy-efficiency or reducing fuel consumption by the school/community.

Application Form If interested, please complete the Application Form and return it to Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council by fax, email or regular mail by 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2019:

Emily Chu / Nicole Pelland c/o Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council 330-6165 Highway 17A Delta, BC V4K 5B8 Telephone: 604-943-6712; 1-888-382-7711 toll-free Fax: 604-943-5367 Email proposals to: echu@uniserve.com

Reporting and Payment Proposals will be reviewed and selected by ISC. Successful applicants will be notified and sent a reporting form, recipient survey, and project evaluation.

All financial transactions related to the project/event must be completed by March 31, 2020. The project/event should be held/completed within a week of Earth Day (Monday, April 22, 2020). The reporting, survey and evaluation forms must be submitted to Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council by May 15, 2020.

Grant funds will be provided at the commencement of the project (50% of the funds will be provided at the start, and the balance upon submission of the completion report). Incomplete or non-submission of reports could make the recipient ineligible for future grants. The role of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is to administer funding to successful applicants and to ensure that recipients furnish the reporting form.

Any questions that relate to the program or refer to the application process should be directed to Emily Chu at echu@uniserve.com.

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Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council Vancouver Island 

8017 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus, BC VOR 1K5
p: (250) 324-1800 | tf : 888-382-7711

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council Delta Office

330-6165 Highway 17A Delta, BC V4K 5B8

p: (604) 943-6712 | tf: 888-382-7711