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.
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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.