Proposal-Based Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 in Saskatchewan


Indigenous Community Support Fund Wave 2 Needs-Based


The Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF) Wave 2 needs-based process is now open. Communities and organizations in Saskatchewan can submit their proposals to by November 30th, 2020.


On August 12, 2020, Indigenous Services Canada announced $305 million in additional funding for the ICSF to support Indigenous Peoples during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As per the news release, funding would be distributed through a combination of allocations directly to First Nations, Inuit and Métis leadership, and application-driven needs-based funding.


This second wave of the ICSF funding is available to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, as well as Indigenous communities and organizations serving Indigenous peoples, including First Nations living on-reserve, off-reserve as well as Indigenous Peoples living in urban centers. 


These funds will provide Indigenous communities and organizations with resources to implement their own solutions, informed by public health guidance, related to the COVID-19 pandemic to safely restart community programs and services.


Potential applicants are encouraged to send their proposals in a timely manner, as applications will be assessed for eligibility (as per selection criteria listed on website) and prioritized on a case-by-case basis.


In order to apply, Indigenous partners will complete a proposal form available online as a fillable PDF.  For a copy of the proposal form and details on how to apply for the needs-based process, including selection criteria and examples of activities funded, please visit:


 Accessing additional public health support during COVID-19


Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) continues to receive, review and respond to requests to the emerging public health needs of First Nations communities, Tribal Councils and Indigenous organizations specific to COVID -19. 


To submit a request for funding to activate your pandemic or all-hazard plan beyond your current funding levels, submit a list of planned expenses or keep a list of incurred expenses that includes information related to: 

  • Cost (if reimbursement, with receipt or invoice);
  • Item required or purchased;
  • Brief description of item and the essential function it provides your community to be able to operationalize your plan; to support your community in reducing the spread of COVID-19; and/or to respond to cases in your community.


Please submit requests to: 


Accessing supports for individuals, students and businesses


Please visit our website for more information on supports for individuals, students and businesses: