Service delivery improvements funding process: Expression of interest
This process is now open and will close on November 24, 2020, at 5 p.m. PST.
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We fund many services that directly benefit newcomers through the Settlement Program. Our Settlement Program also funds services that indirectly benefit newcomers by improving the knowledge and capacity of the IRCC-funded settlement community.
The purpose of service delivery improvements (SDI) funding is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Settlement Program. Under this expression of interest (EOI) process, we’ll fund short-term, indirect service projects (1 to 3 years) that will focus on testing new approaches to delivering high-quality settlement services. This includes approaches
- leveraging technology
- increasing employer involvement
- building the capacity of the sector
Partnerships between organizations both inside and outside of the settlement sector will be key to the success of SDI projects across all priorities. We recognize the significant value that will come from projects that
- generate best practices
- identify lessons learned
- encourage service improvements that can be applied across the settlement sector
This SDI funding process will only fund projects that test new approaches to service delivery.
We’ll accept funding applications in a 2-stage expression of interest process. We’re also hosting webinars in both official languages to help you understand the process and answer your questions.
Join a webinar to learn more about this funding process
We’re offering webinars in both official languages to help you learn about the expression of interest process. We’ll host a question and answer period during each session.
How it works
For each session, you can
- Join the meeting (audio and video) using the Join meeting link
- ask questions using the Slido link and event code for that session
- call the teleconference phone number to listen to the audio only
For questions about accessibility and accommodations email us at CFP@cic.gc.ca.
English session - October 21, 2020 from 11 am to 12:30 pm ET
French session - October 21, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 3 pm ET
French session - October 27, 2020 from 11 am to 12:30 pm ET
English session - October 27, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 3 pm ET
Before you apply
The funding guidelines contain information important to your application. Read them carefully.
Stage 1: Letter of interest (LOI)
Open from October 15, 2020 to November 24, 2020
Your LOI must
- briefly describe your project
- identify which priority it supports
- indicate the partnerships you’ll establish to complete your project
To submit your LOI
- Create an account or sign in to Grants and Contributions System (GCS).
- Make note of your GCS Organization ID.
- Create an account in Fluid Review.
- You’ll need to enter your GCS Organization ID while creating your Fluid Review account.
- In your Fluid Review account, select “SDI EOI 2020” link and complete your LOI.
- After you submit, we’ll send an automatic reply to confirm that we received your LOI.
For help or to ask questions, email us at CFP@cic.gc.ca.
You have until November 24, 2020, at 5 p.m. PST to submit your LOI in Fluid Review. We won’t accept late submissions.
Stage 2: Full proposal
We expect to contact you by March 2021 with your LOI results. If we approve your LOI, we’ll send you an email invitation with instructions to submit your complete proposal. Read our funding guidelines for more information.
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