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Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Stream

Flood Hazard Identification and Mapping Program Funding Opportunities for the Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Stream for Fiscal Years 2024–2025, 2025–2026 and 2026–2027

For more information about the program, download our factsheet.

Deadline to submit proposals: February 28, 2024, 3 p.m. EST

The Flood Hazard Identification and Mapping Program (FHIMP) is a five-year program (2023–2028) to help Canadians better plan and prepare for floods. It is a partnership among the federal, provincial and territorial governments to complete flood hazard maps of high-risk areas in Canada and to make this flood hazard information accessible to all Canadians.

The FHIMP provides funding through several streams, including for Indigenous Traditional Knowledge. It aims to increase the uptake, accuracy, and relevance of flood hazard mapping in Indigenous communities. An additional goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange between Indigenous and scientific practices related to flood mapping. The funding will support developing tools to support communities, traditional knowledge studies, and rights-based engagement processes.

This Announcement of Opportunities is for projects that focus on the Indigenous Traditional Knowledge activity stream.

Core Activity Stream - Indigenous Traditional Knowledge

  • tools to support Indigenous participation in flood hazard mapping and emergency management
  • Traditional Knowledge studies to support flood hazard identification and mapping
  • engagement processes to identify the effects of flooding on Indigenous communities and lands
  • capacity building opportunities for Indigenous communities

The FHIMP will fund one or two projects per year, providing a maximum of $125,000 per fiscal year, per project. Proponents can be funded for only one project. The projects must start on or after April 1, 2024, and be completed on or before March 31, 2027.

See Flood Hazard Identification and Mapping Program Announcement of Opportunities Project Guidelines 2024–2027 for more program information and project requirements and the proposal template.

Interested proponents are invited to submit a proposal to FHIMP no later than February 28, 2024, 3 p.m. EST.

Download the Announcement of Opportunities documentation, (PDF,466 KB)

A Microsoft Word version of the proposal template is available upon request:
fhimpca-acpicai@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH CAN BE APPLIED FOR?
  • The FHIMP will fund up to two (2) projects, providing a maximum of $125,000 per fiscal year, per project. Proponents will be funded for only one project.
  • For Indigenous organizations, groups or communities, the total Canadian government funding authorized will not exceed 100% of total project costs.
WHO CAN SUBMIT A PROJECT PROPOSAL?
  • Proponents must be from one of the following types of legal entities:
    • Indigenous communities and governments such as
      • band and tribal councils
      • governments of self-governing First Nations
      • local governments of Inuit communities
      • Métis organizations
      • economic development corporations owned by Indigenous communities
      • national and regional Indigenous organizations;
    • Indigenous for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, businesses, joint ventures, partnerships, associations, co-operatives and institutions;
    • Canadian or international for-profit and not-for-profit and non-profit organizations;
    • individuals, research associations and academic institutions;
    • provincial, territorial, regional, municipal and rural government departments, agencies and some Crown corporations whose objectives contribute to those of the FHIMP
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
  • To apply, follow these steps:
    1. The proponent reviews the requirements and criteria for funding contained in the 2024–2027 guidelines document.
    2. The proponent prepares and submits a project proposal.
    3. The FHIMP evaluates all the proposals and selects from all the submissions.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROJECT PROPOSALS

February 28, 2024, 3 p.m. EST

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