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Grants to British Columbia Indigenous Organizations and First
Nations Communities to Revitalize Language Using Technology

Language Technology Program

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First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and the Department of Canadian Heritage

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Grants to British Columbia Indigenous organizations and First Nations communities, governments, bands, and tribal councils to refresh and rejuvenate language through the use of technology. The purpose of this program is to help communities sustain and develop cohesive language technology programming. The program currently offers two components: FirstVoices (Documentation) and Digitization. FirstVoices encourages communities who share a language and/or dialect to collaborate on a shared language site.

Digitization is the process of converting analog and other non-digital formats (such as audio cassettes, reel to reel tapes, VHS tapes, text documents, and more) to a digital format. To do this conversion, communities first gather and inventory the materials they would like to digitize, use specialized convert them to a digital format, and archive and create access to the digital materials (such as through FirstVoices). This allows communities to identify and preserve knowledge in their community for future generations. This is crucial because many non-digital formats and the tools needed to access the information therein are becoming obsolete. By digitizing these materials now, communities can ensure that this knowledge is transferred to a stable digital format for long-term preservation and safekeeping. Digitization supports language revitalization by creating access to knowledge through digital distribution. is an online tool that communities use to document and share their language with future generations. Teams upload alphabets, songs, stories, words, and phrases as well as multimedia to language sites through, making the language more accessible to learners who can use the resources to learn and interact with their language.

For information about eligible expenses and activities, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192989

Estimated Size of Grant:

Communities applying for FirstVoices projects are eligible for up to $80,000.
Communities applying for digitization projects are eligible for up to $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year funding is available for Language Technology projects that span one or two fiscal years (subject to availability from FPCC funders):
- Year 1: July 4th, 2022 to June 30th 2023
- Year 2: July 1st, 2023 to June 30th 2024

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible to apply:
- B.C. First Nations Communities/Governments/Bands/Tribal Councils
- Indigenous Cultural, Language and Education Centres
- Urban Indigenous Organizations
- Previous applicants may apply if all reporting on any previous funding from FPCC or FPCF (including from the Arts or Heritage departments) is up to date.

- Individual applicants
- Public institutions (e.g. schools, universities)
- Committees, groups, task forces without an established governing body
- Previous projects funded by FPCC/FPCF where applicants have not completed all the required reporting (including from Arts or Heritage programs)

Businesses are not eligible for FPCC grants.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Online Info Session:

Learn about the Language Technology Program and how to strengthen your application at the live Zoom info session on October 29, 2021 at 11 AM.

Meet the team and get your questions answered!

Please email Kyra Borland with your name and organization to register.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is January 17th, 2022.

Application and Program Timeline:
- Stage 1: Application submissions, Deadline: January 17th, 2022
- Stage 2: Application review by FPCC & Peer Review Committee, February-March, 2022
- Stage 3: Projects begin, and initial funding is delivered, July 2022
- Stage 4: Training is delivered, August-October 2022

If you wish to receive feedback on your application prior to submitting a final copy, please submit it at least two weeks prior to the closing deadline, with an attached request for feedback. The FirstVoices Coordinator will provide you with feedback on your application so that you may revise and resubmit before the final deadline. Submit applications and requests for feedback to Kyra.

- All programs must be aware of and follow current guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer
- Applicants must consider how the program will proceed under strict COVID-19 restrictions
- Please ensure that your project proposal meets the requirements listed in the FPCC COVID-19 Guidelines for Programs
- FPCC staff are here to assist program participants with unexpected and unplanned changes as a result of COVID-19 impacts on programs.

For additional information on COVID-19 precautions, see:

Funding process:

For Tools and Resources, see URL for Full Text (RFP).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For assistance with your grant application, please contact:
Kyra Borland, Language Technology Programs Coordinator
1A Boat Ramp Road
Brentwood Bay, B.C. V8M 1N9
(250) 882-8919 x 222

You may also contact an Outreach Coach for information on project planning, resources and information sessions:

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia;

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