Comments on Funding:
To be eligible for IFI funding, the applicant must have at least one partner who has agreed to contribute financially or in-kind to the project.
Applicants must be:
contact a regional liaison officer to talk about their project ideas and help determine if their project fits our eligibility criteria, funding limitations and/or get tips for writing your application;
The IFI will contact applicants after their submission is received. Next steps The IFI Secretariat will review applications for eligibility and completeness.
Eligible applications will be evaluated by an Expert Review Panel made up of subject-matter experts in the fields of Indigenous economic development, forestry and finance.
Other Things to Note:
- The Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) accepts applications throughout the year. Submissions are reviewed periodically, subject to the availability of funds.
- Due to unexpected delays, notification of funding decisions for applications submitted before July 29, 2021, will be shared by February 28, 2022.
- From the funding expansion in Budget 2019, the IFI has allocated approximately $6.8 million to projects, with approximately $6.2 million available for 2021-2023. The Program has $1 million per year available beyond 2023