This program provides up to $180,000 in funding, technology and training to communities to support language revitalization using technology.
The Language Technology Program combines funding from the FirstVoices Program and Digitization Grant Initiative. Combining these programs into one means that communities now only complete one application and a single final report. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2022.
“Learning our language is very complex. We need lots of different tools to help us and the app and the website are exciting because they are a couple of more tools that we can use. We are very thankful for the support we received from FirstVoices.” – Debbie Leighton-Stephens, Sm̓algyax Program Support.
First Voices is an online tool that communities use to document and share their language through a community site that includes alphabets, songs, stories, words and phrases as well as multimedia. This program provides access to state-of-the-art technologies, training and technical support.
Digitization projects involve converting materials such as audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, VHS tapes, text documents and more to a digital format. We provide grants, equipment and training to help communities digitize and organize these valuable resources.
This funding supports B.C. First Nations communities, governments, bands and tribal councils, Indigenous cultural, language and education centres, as well as urban Indigenous organizations.
The application deadline is January 17, 2022. Projects must be implemented between July 2022 and June 2023.
Up to $80,000 is available for FirstVoices projects and up to $100,000 is available for digitization projects. Projects with smaller budgets are encouraged to apply. Applications for two years of programming are also welcome.
How to Apply
For more information about this program and to read the guidelines, please visit the program page here.
Please share this funding opportunity with others by downloading the program poster here.
Register for our info session today!
Learn about the Language Technology Program and how to strengthen your application at our live info session on October 29, 2021 at 11 AM. Meet our team and get your questions answered! Email email@example.com with your name and organization to register.
COVID-19 Program Requirements
The health and safety of everyone involved in FPCC programs, communities and especially Elders, is of the utmost importance to us.
Check out our COVID-19 resources and guidelines for programs here.
Additional funding available
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We are here to provide support
If you have questions or need any assistance completing your application or using the grant portal, please contact Kyra Borland at firstname.lastname@example.org.