October 15, 2021
Attention: BC First Nations and BC First Nation Operated Schools
Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) Grant Funding Opportunity –
ZERO WASTE/EARTH DAY 2022
Indigenous Services Canada (Pacific Region) is pleased to offer a grant funding opportunity from
the Lands and Economic Development Services Program fund (LEDSP) for a community or
school-run project/event that will enhance a community’s or school’s environmental or waste
awareness and practices on Earth Day (April 22, 2022) or during the year.
Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that are more easily accomplished under the
current pandemic conditions. With that in mind, this year there will be one grant offering of
5,000 maximum combining zero waste and Earth Day projects.
A limited number of grant applications will be considered up to $30,000 maximum each, for
more comprehensive projects which have long-lasting impacts for the community/school and
the natural environment.
First Nations communities and First Nation operated schools in British Columbia are eligible to
apply for the funding and may partner with any other organization(s) to carry out the eligible
activities. Other sources of funds and in-kind contributions are welcome. To be eligible, activities
must enhance a community’s or school’s environmental/waste management awareness and
practices around Earth Day (April 22, 2022) or through the year; the activity must not generate a
profit for the eligible recipient.
Applications for amounts over $5,000 and up to $30,000 maximum will be considered based on
the merits of the project proposal, and the potential to:
• Restore the natural environment (land or water) around the community or school.
• Eliminate or reduce long-term plastic use and pollution within the school/community.
• Transform the community’s or school’s food sourcing/consumption patterns to benefit
human and environmental health.
• Set up improved waste management practices that are supported by the
school/community population and administration.
• Increase energy-efficiency or reduce fuel consumption by the school/community.
If interested, please complete the attached Application Form and return it to Naut’sa mawt
Tribal Council by fax, email or regular mail by 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2021:
Emily Chu / Nicole Pelland
c/o Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council
330-6165 Highway 17A
Delta, BC V4K 5B8
Telephone: 604-943-6712; 1-888-382-7711 toll-free
Email proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting and Payment
Proposals will be reviewed and selected by ISC. Successful applicants will be notified and sent a
reporting form, recipient survey, and project evaluation.
Earth Day projects should be completed within a week of Earth Day (Monday, April 22, 2022).
The report form must be completed and submitted to Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council by May 20,
2022. Other projects should be completed by January 31, 2023. The report form must be
completed and submitted to Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council by February 28, 2023.
Grant funds will be provided at the commencement of the project (50% of the funds will be
provided at the start, and the balance upon submission of the completion report). Incomplete or
non-submission of reports could make the recipient ineligible for future grants.
The role of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is to administer funding to successful applicants and to
ensure that recipients furnish the reporting form. Any questions that relate to the program or
refer to the application process should be directed to Emily Chu at email@example.com.
Gary Reith, CAO
Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council