The FPCC Language Revitalization Planning Program (LRPP) provides up to $100,000 in funding, resources and coaching to First Nations communities in B.C. to develop plans for Indigenous language revitalization. Funding can be used for wages, honoraria, equipment, resource materials and more.
This new program reflects learnings from communities who participated in a 2019 pilot project. The LRPP provides greater flexibility and increased funding to participants – more than ever before. It includes peer-to-peer sharing between program participants through virtual gatherings, resources, and one-on-one coaching support from FPCC. The program has four phases that reflect the different stages of language planning and allow for applicants to access funding and support based on their unique context.
Funding for the grant is provided by the First People’s Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and the federal government through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Eligible applicants include First Nations communities, governments, bands and tribal councils in B.C. and other Indigenous organizations. Program funding is available to support the 34 First Nations languages of British Columbia.
Watch our Webinar
Watch this webinar to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Tools and Resources
Language Status Assessment (LSA)
The Language Status Assessment (LSA) is a survey on the status of First Nations
languages. The Language Status Assessment is not a grant application but it is
required for communities who are applying for language funding from First
Peoples’ Cultural Council.
We are here to help!
If you have any questions or would like assistance with your grant application please contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page. FPCC staff are available to answer questions about grant eligibility, project proposal ideas, what activities are permitted during COVID-19 restrictions, which program or grant may be best for your project and more. You may also contact an Outreach Coach for information on project planning, resources and information sessions.
Thea Harris is a Language Program’s Associate at First People’s Cultural Council taking care of the Reclaiming My Language Program and the Language Revitalization Planning Program. Thea is a member of Snuneymuxw First Nation and uses her background in Indigenous Business to support her work.