The ILP provides funding in the form of a grant to cover the following expenses:

  • Specialized support service by a qualified Indigenous language professional who acts as an external resource and who is selected by the organization based on a detailed service offer to support the reclamation, revitalization, maintenance, and strengthening of Indigenous languages;
  • In some circumstances, stipends, allowances, or honoraria for attendance in the language course or activity;
  • Travel, administrative costs, and other expenses deemed essential to the completion of the project;
  • Professional development and training programs for indigenous language instructors;
  • Meetings;
  • Photocopying and printing services related to the program;
  • Translation and communications;
  • Professional, consulting, and elder fees;
  • Equipment rental, service, and purchase;
  • Project supplies and resource materials related to the program;
  • General liability insurance;
  • Research and development (R&D) related expenses;
  • Expenses related to the development of the organization’s program: expenses related to rent and utilities, costs associated with information technology, including purchase and upgrade of hardware and software; telecommunications cost, supplies and other operating expenses;
  • Viability study;
  • Impact measurement;
  • Minor asset purchases (must be related to Indigenous language development); and
  • Minor renovations (must be related to Indigenous language development).

Other expenses may be considered. To receive guidance, please contact the NAFC ILP Coordinator, Omovigho Abiri at oabiri@nafc.ca.

What the ILP fund cannot be used for?

Recipients cannot use the funding of this contribution for expenses related to capital construction and renovation, salaries and honoraria for Board members, pre-school, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education core funding, start-up and operational costs for commercial enterprises, and support for the development of cultural/professional industries, contingency/miscellaneous fees, deficit recovery, and costs incurred before the application is received by the NAFC and/or before the approved project’s start date.

ILP fund cannot be used for Friendship Centre or PTA regular operating (“core”) costs. This includes ongoing administration costs, funding for additional permanent staff, rent, or procuring real estate.