Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

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Initiative details

Who can apply?

  • Individuals of First Nation, Inuit or Métis Nation heritage
  • Representatives of First Nation, Inuit or Métis Nation government
  • Indigenous representatives of a First Nation-, Inuit- or Métis Nation- owned and operated private or not-for-profit entity

Key Dates

  • Launch and call for ideas open: April 11, 2019
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • First-stage screening: up to 24 applicants selected for Accelerator
  • Accelerator Period: Beginning fall 2019
  • Second-stage screening:15 to 24 projects selected for implementation: Beginning spring 2020
  • Project Implementation Period: 2020-2023
  • Lessons Learned and Knowledge Sharing: 2022-2023


  • Accelerator Period: Up to 24 applicants will receive up to $350,000 worth of funding and support services (a period of up to 18 months).
  • Project Implementation Period: 15 to 24 projects that successfully complete the Accelerator Period will receive up to $2 million per project for construction.