PSA: Nunavut Harvesters Support Program funding available to Qikiqtani Inuit.
DATE ISSUED: February 24, 2021
QIA is issuing a call for the Nunavut Harvesters Support Program (NHSP) funding.
The purpose of NHSP is to preserve and advance Nunavut Inuit harvesting culture, heritage, and traditional ways of life. The programs include the Community Hunt Program and the Harvesting Equipment Program, which is made up of the small harvesting equipment program and the safety equipment program, and the Disaster Relief program.
Funding is available for:
- Community Hunt: costs for fuel and food for each harvester participating in a community hunt.
- Small Equipment: Up to 50% of the equipment costs (including shipping costs) to a maximum of $500 per application and $1,000 per household each fiscal year for small harvesting equipment/tools.
- Safety Equipment: up to 50% of the equipment costs (including shipping costs) to a maximum of $500 per application and $1,000 per household each fiscal year for safety equipment used for harvesting.
- Disaster Relief: up to 75% of the replacement cost, for any major harvesting equipment lost in an accident or disaster. Up to $6,000 for an ATV, $7,000 for a snowmobile or outboard motor, or $10,000 for a boat.
Who is eligible?
- Qikiqtani Inuit, 16 years of age or older, and enrolled in the Nunavut Agreement;
- A harvester who engages in traditional harvesting activity; and
- A household which has not exceeded the annual funding limit ($1,000) in the applicable fiscal year.
To download an application form please visit www.qia.ca/applications or speak to your local Community Liaison Officer.
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