ICCE Community Funding Program
Call for Cumulative Effects Proposals in Indigenous Communities
The Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) is calling for proposals from Indigenous communities who are engaged in cumulative effects assessment, management or monitoring projects regarding environmental, cultural, social, or health impact on their land, water or air now and in the future.
ICCE is an Indigenous-led not-for-profit association. The primary objective of ICCE is to help build and enhance the technical and scientific capacity of Indigenous communities to address cumulative effects, based on the values of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities across Canada.
ICCE is a network for Indigenous communities to access information, resources, and best practices about cumulative effects. ICCE recognizes there is much to draw from both Indigenous and Western-based knowledge. Navigating cumulative effects can be complex, but is rich with opportunity, and the Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects seeks to be a support to guide a community’s path.
Who Can Apply?
- First Nations communities, associations, and organizations
- Inuit communities, associations, and organizations
- Métis communities, associations, and organizations
- Any other Indigenous organizations working on cumulative effects
Eligible applicants may partner with other Indigenous communities and with external partners such as:
- Federal, provincial, territorial, or regional governments
- Non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations
- Academic and research institutions
- Indigenous and non-Indigenous consultation groups
What Kind of Projects are Eligible?
Projects and baseline studies that help build and enhance the scientific and technical capacity of Indigenous communities for cumulative effects management, monitoring and assessment in their territories are eligible. Examples of such projects are outlined (but are not restricted to) in Appendix A: Example of Projects. These represent phases of capacity building work that Indigenous communities and groups may want to consider while starting to address cumulative effects issues.
To be eligible, a Project Proposal has to be community-led. As such, a Project Proposal must be confirmed by letter of support from the leading community or the leading Indigenous organization gathering multiple communities.
We encourage applicants to contact the ICCE National Office with other project ideas to determine their eligibility.
The program has approximately $2 Million available for the 2022–2023 fiscal year. The level of funding for each project will be determined on a case-by-case basis up to a maximum of $175,000.
Funding may cover some or all of the project activities based on the budget provided. Funding is available for projects up to one fiscal year until March 2023 (2022–2023). Funding cannot be retroactive. ICCE’s fiscal year runs from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
How to Apply
We are using a new intake system which requires you to create an online profile. Please, email us if you require support with this new system.
To apply for funding, please follow the application process outlined below:
- Review Community Funding Guidelines.
- Seek and confirm support for your proposed project with a letter from your organization indicating support for your project from the participating Indigenous communities.
- Complete your application in our online intake system with the requested information.
- You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application within one to five business days; if you do not, please contact us.
For more details, please see the provided requirements outlined in Appendix B: Proposal Requirements.
Should you have questions regarding your application, please email the ICCE National Office
Funding Schedule for 2022-2023
As we received a high number of applicants for the second call for proposals for ICCE’s Community Funding Program in July 2021, the third call for proposals will be the last for the 2022–2023 fiscal year.
* Please note that ICCE is looking for short-term one-year Community Funding Proposals.
January 12 2022: Call for Proposals
February 22 2022 until Midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time): Submission Deadline
February 22 through March 14 2022: Eligibility and TAC Reviews Completed
March 2022: ICCE Board of Directors Review
End of March 2022: Funding Decisions and Signed Agreements
April 2022: Beginning of Funding
Want to Discuss a Cumulative Effects Project Idea?
Please contact us by email.