ICCE Community Funding Program 2021-2023

Calls for Cumulative Effects Proposals in Indigenous Communities – Round 2
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 non-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.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the ICCE National Office with other project ideas to determine their eligibility.

Funding availability

The program has about $ 1.5 million available for the 2021–2022 fiscal year. The level of funding for each project will be determined on a case-by-case basis but should be between $50,000 and $175,000.

Funding may cover some or all of the project activities based on the budget provided. Funding is available for projects up to two fiscal years until March 2023 (2021-2022 and 2022-2023). Funding may not be retroactive. The project proposal and budget must provide details for each fiscal year. ICCE’s fiscal year runs from April 1st to March 31st.

How to apply

To apply for funding, please follow the application process outlined below:

  1. Review the Community Funding Guidelines
  2. Seek and confirm support for your proposed project with a letter from your organization indicating support for your project.
  3. Fill in the provided Online Application Form with the requested information.
  4. Prepare a Project proposal within the mandatory template provided
  5. Prepare a Work Plan within the suggested template
  6. Prepare a Budget within the mandatory template outlining a work calendar and expenses plan.
  7. Upload the Project Proposal, the Work Plan, the Budget, and the letter of support to the online form.
  8. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application within 1–5 business days; if you do not, please contact the ICCE.

For more details, please see the provided requirements outlined in Appendix B: Proposal Requirements.

If you have questions about how to apply or the application, please contact ICCE’s National Office at [email protected].

The online form to submit your proposal and the supporting documents are at: www.icce-caec.ca/call-for-proposals/

Funding schedule for 2021–2022

As the ICCE received a high number of applicants for the first call for proposals for ICCE’s Community Funding Program in February 2021, the second call for proposals will be the last for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

  • July 12, 2021 to September 13, 2021: Call for proposals
  • Midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time), September 13, 2021: Submission deadline
  • End of September through October 2021: Eligibility and TAC reviews
  • Early November 2021: Review by ICCE Board of Directors
  • November 2021: Funding decisions and signed agreements
  • Late November through December 2021: Project funding begins


Want to discuss a cumulative effects project idea?

Please contact the ICCE by email at: [email protected].