Specific Claims Research, Development and Submission Program
Call for proposals
The call for proposals for the 2024 to 2025 Specific Claims Research, Development and Submission Program is now open as of December 1, 2023 . The deadline to submit a proposal is January 31, 2024.
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About the program
The objective of this funding program is to provide First Nations with financial assistance to support them in researching, developing and submitting their claims to be considered under the Specific Claims Policy and Process Guide.
Under the section Advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, Budget 2019 committed $8 million of additional funding per year over 5 years to help First Nations research and develop their specific claims, on top of the $4 million per year of ongoing funding. The Government of Canada has recently announced a two-year extension of the additional funding, bringing the total budget envelope to $12 million in fiscal years 2024 to 2025 and 2025 to 2026.
Who can apply
- First Nations entities mandated by bands and First Nations to conduct specific claims research on their behalf, known as a claims research units
- Bands and First Nations
- Indigenous representative organizations
The deadline for the 2024 to 2025 call for proposals is January 31, 2024.
How to apply
To learn more about how to apply for funding under this program, visit:
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