Call for Applications
Is your First Nation or municipality ready to collaborate on solid waste management, including recycling and composting?
FCM is calling for applications to participate in the Community Infrastructure Partnership Project.
The initiative, funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and delivered in partnership between FCM and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, will provide free facilitation and capacity building services to six First Nation-municipal partnerships for two years (2016-2018) to develop service agreements with a focus on solid waste.
Applications are open to First Nations and municipalities that are reasonably close to each other and that are interested in developing a municipal type service agreement on joint solid waste management, including recycling and composting.
More than two First Nations or municipalities may participate in a partnership.
Consideration will be given to:
- Communities focused on sustainable solid waste management.
- Communities that wish to explore sharing solid waste management and facilities.
- Community pairs that can demonstrate an existing working relationship, for example existing friendship or service agreements.
- Joint applications; however, a First Nation, Tribal Council, municipality or regional or county government may apply on their own.
- Communities committed to building a long-term relationship with each other.
Please apply by midnight on October 28, 2016.
A selection committee will review all applications to establish a short list of community pairs.
FCM will conduct telephone interviews with the short-listed communities in October, and the final six pairs will be selected by November 15, 2016.