The Band has received $2,565,171 in total funding for various purposes to support people and communities through the Covid-19 pandemic. Following is a summary of past and ongoing initiatives put in place by the Band to support our membership.
Qalipu First Nation Covid-19 Relief Fund (first round) $52,975 received from Indigenous Services Canada topped up with an additional $22,625 supplied by Chief and Council on behalf of Qalipu First Nation. These funds have been fully allocated to 14 Indigenous community groups with $5,400 each which were in turn distributed to individuals in the form of food hampers, sanitation supplies, personal protective equipment, and other needs in some 25 communities. Click here to view the list of recipients of this fund.
Qalipu First Nation Covid-19 Relief Fund (second round) $51,484 received from Indigenous Services Canada. These funds have been fully allocated to 11 Indigenous community groups with $5,100 each which were in turn distributed throughout their communities in the form of food hampers, sanitation supplies, personal protective equipment and other needs. Click here to view the list of recipients of this fund.
Qalipu First Nation Covid-19 Relief Fund (third round) $51,484 received on January 27, 2021. Details on the allocation of this fund will be released soon, please keep an eye on our website for information.
Qalipu First Nation Small Business Support Grant: $150,000 in funding provided by Indigenous Services Canada was distributed as non-repayable grants of up to $10,000 per eligible member-owned business. In total, 23 small businesses were recipients of this grant money. This fund has been fully allocated.
Community Emergency Response Fund for Urban and Off Reserve: $678,311 in funding received from Indigenous Services Canada for Qalipu’s proposal to develop and distribute vulnerable population kits, supply travel benefits for seniors, and provide childcare subsidies for essential workers. This fund also provides for the employees needed to administer benefits. To date, one Project Coordinator and three additional support staff have been hired to administer benefits, and applications are currently being accepted for a portion of this fund which is available to seniors aged 60+ and essential workers with childcare costs. Please click here to access this benefit fund.
Post-Secondary Student Support Fund for Qalipu Students: $1,555,917 in student funding was used for summer student work placements and to sponsor students for Intercession/Summer Session and additional students for the Fall/Winter semesters. Apply for funding with Qalipu here.
New Horizons for Seniors: $25,000 received from Employment and Social Development Canada has been dispersed buying iPad’s to be made available on loan to seniors participating in virtual workshops.
The Band will continue to work with its partners and various agencies to access funding to support our membership through this challenging time. Please keep an eye on our website www.qalipu.ca where all the latest news and developments are shared daily.