Application Extended until Dec. 31, 2021
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is offering funding for mental health, cultural and emotional services to support healing from trauma in response to the impact of Indian Residential School (IRS) findings on the health and wellness of Indigenous peoples and communities across BC.
A total of $7 million in off-cycle funding is available until end of fiscal year 2021/22. This funding is available to current IRS contribution agreement holders with the FNHA to expand existing services provided through the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program (IR RHSP), Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Health and Cultural Supports (MMIWG HS), Indian Day Schools Health and Cultural Supports (IDS HS) and new service providers.
The amount of funding offered will depend on type, capacity and reach of services and how these services will fill identified service gaps at the community, regional and/or provincial level.
Use of IRS funding
First Nations organizations or communities engaged in direct health service delivery to BC First Nations people may apply. Trauma-informed cultural and emotional supports may include community-based cultural and emotional support services currently provided through the IR RHSP, MMIWG HS and IDS HS programs as well as expanded trauma-informed emotional and cultural supports for Status First Nations who are not otherwise eligible through the above programs.
All applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
If you are a First Nations organization serving Urban and Away from Home members please also submit
There are two ways to submit an application:
a. Application formb. Workplan template (include an attached budget)
a. Application form
b. Workplan template (include an attached budget)
Please ensure to review the reporting template outlining required reporting following receipt of this funding.
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021