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The Aboriginal Languages Initiative

The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 funding 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

Applications must be submitted in hard copy. Hand delivered applications must be received 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: http://fp-maps.ca/user/login


Language Needs Assessment How-To Guide

The LNA how-to guide tells you what information you need to collect prior to filling out your LNA and includes step-by-step instructions for filling out the LNA form. Click here to access a PDF of our guide!

Grant Writing Toolkit
FPCC has created a Grant Writing Toolkit with resources, tips, and tools for writing strong language grant proposals. Click here to access the toolkit!

Please contact Rachel Perkins (rachel@fpcc.ca) for further information.

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The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.  Program objectives are to support projects that maintain, revitalize and promote provincial First Nations/Aboriginal Languages.

ALI supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages in B.C. Eligible strategies include participatory (language immersion) programming and resource development (archiving or documentation).

Examples of eligible projects include community-based activities such as:
  • recording, documenting and preserving endangered Aboriginal languages;
  • developing materials to increase Aboriginal language use and proficiency;
  • developing programs for training and certifying Aboriginal language teachers and resource people in the community*
  • developing systems for facilitating communications in Aboriginal languages;
  • promoting traditional approaches to learning, such as language camps, immersion programs, etc; and
  • developing mechanisms for digital tools to sharing share information, materials, and other resources among Aboriginal languages groups.
*Note: Doesn't include accredited courses.

ALI Interim Report Form 2017-2018 [Word


For more information, please contact Rachel Perkins: rachel@fpcc.ca 

funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage

www.canada.ca


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