First People's Cultural Council
Aboriginal Languages Initiative
  A friendly reminder that the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 fiscal year! The ALI program supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages, and is delivered in B.C. by the First Peoples' Cultural Council.

FPCC is accepting proposals to the ALI for up to $50,000. Grants should be between $25,000 - $50,000 maximum, per year. 

*NEW* Multi-year funding is available for projects that span over two fiscal years:

YEAR 1: July 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
YEAR 2: April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 

Eligible strategies include participatory (language immersion) programming and resource development (archiving or documentation). 

Please note:
  • Projects that provide direct language instruction must be held outside of Grade K‑12 classes or accredited course work; and 
  • Projects that develop new language learning resources (or use existing learning resources) must have broad appeal and a detailed distribution plan.

ALI 2018-2019 Call for Proposals [PDF]
ALI 2018-2019 
Funding Guide [PDF]
ALI 2018-2019 
Application Form [Word] [PDF]
ALI 2018-2019 
Budget Form [Excel]
B.C. Language & Dialect List [PDF]

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Hand-delivered applications must be received in hard copy by FPCC on or before the deadline date. Mailed applications must be post-marked on or before the deadline date.

ALI 2018-2019 Webinar
Click here to watch the ALI 2018-2019 Webinar for an overview of the funding application process!

Language Needs Assessment:

All applicants are required to submit an updated Language Needs Assessment (current to within the last eight months). To log in or create a new LNA account, please use this link:

Please contact Rachel Perkins ( for further information.

  Rachel Perkins
Language Programs Associate, First Peoples' Cultural Council
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