Submission deadline approaching

For $300,000 First Nations and Metis Community Partnership Project Grant Program

Until May 14, the Government of Saskatchewan is accepting applications for the spring intake of Indigenous community projects that support economic, social and cultural projects lead by Saskatchewan Indigenous organizations.  Administered by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations, the Program will provide $300,000 to eligible projects in 2021-22.

In the coming year, this grant program will continue to support the priorities of the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth.  By supporting strong Indigenous communities and growth, it benefits all Saskatchewan people.

"Reconciliation and supporting the priorities of our Indigenous communities are important for the Government of Saskatchewan," Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs Don McMorris said.  "Through our First Nations and Métis  Community Partnership Project Program, we want to continue funding Indigenous-led projects that will lead to healing, reconciliation and long-term partnerships."

Last year, the grant program prioritized locally developed projects related to issues raised by the National Inquiry into Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  The program provided $400,000 to support such projects in 2020-21.

More information on the program can be found at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/first-nations-citizens/saskatchewan-first-nations-metis-and-northern-initiatives/first-nations-and-metis-community-engagement-projects, and also by contacting fnmr@gov.sk.ca or calling 306-798-0183.

The next intake into this program will be later in 2021.

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