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Local Initiatives Contribution

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Local Initiatives Contribution (LIC)

F2013 Call for Proposals 

Application Deadline: August 1, 2013

NADF has received $75,000 in funding from FedNor for a Local Initiatives Contribution (LIC) fund for the next fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 and your proposal may qualify to receive a maximum of $5,000 for projects related to economic development in your community or region.

To be considered, proposals must show benefits to the local community and its members, and meet the following criteria:


Eligible activities related to:

  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Research projects
  • Community ICT strategies and projects
  • Projects promoting innovation & new technology
  • E-Commerce promotion; development of on-line business services
  • Environmental assessment reports
  • Small-scale capital projects
  • Seminars/workshops
  • Marketing/promotional activities
  • Other community-based activities that enhance local economies

The following are not eligible to recieve an contribution:

  • For-Profit Organizations
  • Projects which create a financial dependency on FedNor and/or Industry Canada
  • Projects which require further FedNor and/or Industry Canada contributions to be completed successfully

Criteria for Project Eligibility

Proposals will be evaluated using the following “Criteria for Approval”:

  • The application must provide support of the project’s relationship to a community and/or regional strategic plan
  • The application must provide a plan for future independence from LIC funding
  • The project must enhance the ability for the region to create new jobs
  • Does the project develop more economic benefit for the community and the region as an opportunity for new business or expansion, enhancement of human resource skills and employer capacity?
  • Does the project introduce new technology and e-commerce into the region and create diversity in the regions economy?
  • The application must include an evaluation mechanism for assessing the success of the funding project with regard to job creation and economic impact
  • The application/proposal must identify other funding partners for a minimum of 10% of proposed budget and identify the contribution of each including whether it is financial or in-kind. Evidence of the commitment of other funding partners is required to approve funding to the project or proposal

Eligible Communities

Aroland First Nation
Bearskin Lake First Nation
Cat Lake First Nation
Deer Lake First Nation
Eabametoong First Nation
Ginoogaming First Nation
Hornepayne First Nation
Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Keewaywin First Nation
Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Koocheching First Nation
Lac Seul First Nation
MacDowell Lake First Nation
Marten Falls First Nation
Mishkeegogaming First Nation

Muskrat Dam First Nation
Neskantaga First Nation
Nibiniamik First Nation
North Carbou First Nation
North Spririt Lake First Nation
Pikangikum First Nation
Poplar HIll First Nation
Sachigo Lake First Nation
Sandy Lake First Nation
Slate Falls First Nation
Wapekeka First Nation
Wawakapewin First Nation
Webequie First Nation
Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Whitewater Lake First Nation
Whitesand First Nation

Reporting Requirements

Successful applicants will be issued a letter of agreement detailing the terms.  The agreement will outline the applicant's obligations in terms of deliverables, communication plan and reporting.  

Contributions will be dispersed upon receipt of a final report and financial statement, including copies of invoices and cancelled cheques.  In exceptional circurmstances, an advance payment may be dispersed where the success of your project depends upon it, but this would require approval by the NADF Board of Directors; therefore, such requests must be included in your proposal when it is submitted.

For more information contact, Tracey Willoughby, Project Assistant.

How to submit your completed application:


Nshnawbe Aski Development Fund
Attention: Tracey Willoughby, Project Assistant
200 Anemki Place
Fort William First Nation, ON
P7E 1H3 Fax:

Fax: (807) 622-8271

Or e-mail Tracey Willoughby, Project Assistant

Download the LIC Application   

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