The Indian Studies Support Program (ISSP) provides funding to promote access to quality First Nations post-secondary learning programs for First Nations learners. Any First Nations Band, Tribal Council, organization, or First Nations post-secondary institute located in BC may apply for ISSP funding. The ISSP Committee reviews all funding applications, and makes recommendations to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada about the allocation of ISSP funding.
The ISSP Committee is an independent body that has established a fee-for-service agreement with FNESC. According to that agreement, FNESC provides administrative support to the ISSP Committee.
Each year, the ISSP Committee distributes its Proposal Guidelines and Handbook, outlining information about how to apply for ISSP funding as well as annual reporting requirements. In addition, a Guide to Proposal Writing is available, to assist potential applicants to the ISSP.
Important ISSP Dates:
November 23, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Progress Reports for 2012/2013 programs are due.
January 17, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Proposal Deadline for 2013/2014 programs.
ISSP Committee proposal funding recommendations are forwarded to AANDC.
Upon confirmation of 2013/2014 regional ISSP Budgets, ISSP Committee notifies applicants of
AANDC enters into funding arrangements with successful applicants.
June 28, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Final Reports for 2012/2013 programs are due.
November 22, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Progress Reports for 2013/2014 programs are due.
2013/14 ISSP Proposal Guidelines and Handbook (including Proposal and Report Templates)
- 2013-14 ISSP Guidelines & Handbook
- Established and UCEP Program
Guidelines, Proposal Template, Progress Reports, Final Reports
- Developmental Projects
Guidelines, Progress Reports, Final Reports
ISSP Recipients Final Reports
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