FPCC’s Language Program has received an additional investment of $6.86 million in new language funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) for the 2021/22 fiscal year.
The $6.86 million in new language funding from PCH brings the total to $14.6 million received from the federal government for language projects this year. With this additional investment, we have been able to increase funding through existing grant programs and approve funding for language projects that, to date, had received partial or no funding.
Supported by the Indigenous Language Act, the additional $6.86 million from Federal Budget 2021 will fund immersion strategies, language planning, resource development and more to support the revitalization of the 34 First Nations languages in B.C.
The new language funding has been distributed to communities and First Nations organizations based on earlier grant applications that were reviewed by Indigenous Peer Review Committees for each program in the Fall/Winter of 2020-21. To learn more about the FPCC grant application submission and the peer review process click here.
We are grateful to PCH and Minister Rodriguez for this additional funding. We look forward to working with PCH to ensure stable long-term support for the revitalization of our First Nations languages.
Current Language Opportunities for the 2022-23 program year
Here is a list of current Language Program funding opportunities:
- Mentor-Apprentice and Mentor-Apprentice Connections – Apply by November 17, 2021
- Pathways to Language Vitality – Apply by December 6, 2021
- Language Technology Program – Apply by January 17, 2022
- Language Revitalization Planning Program – Apply by January 25, 2022
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