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How is Building Canada helping First Nations?

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How is Building Canada helping First Nations?

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The First Nations Infrastructure Fund (FNIF) was announced on October 3, 2007 and combines pooled funding from the Gas Tax Fund, the Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (an existing fund managed by Infrastructure Canada) together with funding from the Indian and Northern Affairs'(INAC) Capital Facilities and Maintenance Program. In total, funding amounts to $127.25 million which is available for projects aimed at improving solid waste management, energy systems, roads and bridges, and planning and skills development. It builds upon existing INAC infrastructure programs that directly target water and wastewater projects, housing and other infrastructure on reserves within each of the ten provinces. Q: How much of the $33 billion will be allocated to Province/Terrritory x? Under the Building Canada jurisdictional base funding program, each province and territory will receive $25 million annually – through to 2014 – for a total of $175 million for each jurisdiction. This represents an exp

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Through First Nation allocations from the Gas Tax Fund and the Building Canada Fund, Building Canada has committed $209 million toward First Nations. Of the $209 million, the $102 million from the Gas Tax Fund has been transferred directly to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) for targeted investments into schools. The $107 million from the Building Canada Fund was used to augment the existing First Nations Infrastructure Fund (FNIF). This Fund was announced on October 3, 2007 and combines pooled funding from Infrastructure Canada’s existing programming along with funding from the INAC Capital Facilities and Maintenance Program. In total, funding to FNIF amounts to over $235 million which is available for projects aimed at improving solid waste management, connectivity, energy systems, roads and bridges, and planning and skills development. The FNIF, along with the $102 million transferred to INAC for schools, builds upon existing INAC infrastructure programs that directly targe

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