Apply for the BCLI Grant Online!

October 1, 2019
Deadline extended to December 13, 2019 at 4 p.m.

FPCC is accepting online submissions for the B.C. Language Initiative (BCLI). Grants range from $20,000 to $100,000. 

BCLI grants support projects to revitalize First Nations languages in B.C. including:
  •  Immersion Programming (children or adults)
  • Traditional and Cultural Language Programming
  • Documentation, Recording and Digitization
  • Materials Development
  • FirstVoices Development: Language Archiving using FirstVoices Technology/FirstVoices Language Tutor
  • Language Planning
Eligible organizations include First Nations communities, governments, bands, and tribal councils in B.C. as well as Indigenous organizations and Indigenous non-profits in B.C. Previous applicants may apply if reporting is up to date.

New! Apply online!
For the first time, we are accepting BCLI grant applications online using the new FPCC Grant Portal. The portal makes it simpler and faster to apply for funding while placing all your grant information at your fingertips. 

To read the grant guidelines: click here (PDF).

Create your personal profile and start your application today: click here

To learn more about the FPCC Grant Portal: click here.

We are here to help
FPCC staff will support you throughout the process.

If you have any concerns about accessing the Grant Portal or questions about your BCLI application please contact:
Rachel Perkins at or call 250-652-5952. 

To view available funding in all programs: click here

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