Spring Harvesters Subsidy Program

Reconnect with the land.

Moose Cree First Nation understands the importance of getting out on the land. It is a time to harvest traditional food and reconnect with nature. With this in mind, we are pleased to offer the Harvesters Subsidy Program every spring and fall harvesting season. This subsidy assists with costs of travelling to camp, but is not intended to cover other expenses.

Spring 2022 Applications

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR SPRING 2022

Applications were due Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

The next harvesters subsidy will be in fall 2022.

Guidelines:

We are accepting applications ONLINE ONLY. Please assist those who may not have access to a smartphone or computer.

Applicants must be 18 years of age and older.

Elders or those without computer access may call the Interim Harvesters Support Program Coordinator and apply over the phone at 705-363-0698.

 

Program subsidy allocations will consist of the following:

  • Helicopter assistance for approved applicants will receive 100% of a return helicopter flight to camp at a 6-seater rate. If a 2nd application is received from another applicant from the same address, it will be reviewed for eligibility.
  • Gas assistance will be provided as a reimbursement up to a maximum of 116.25 litres. To receive reimbursement, an approved application is required, and receipts must be submitted. Please ensure all your receipts have the date of purchase, cost per litre and total litres to avoid any delays. Receipts dated prior to March 18th will not be accepted.
  • ONR train assistance will be reimplemented for spring 2022 as a reimbursement process. To receive reimbursement, an approved application is required. Please ensure you submit your correct receipts to avoid delays for reimbursement. Receipts dated prior to March 18th will not be accepted.

 

Program implementation guidelines will consist of the following:

  • The HSP will be allocating six-seater helicopter assistance to approved applicants. Any upgrade to the A-star helicopter will be at the applicant’s expense and is not the responsibility of the Harvesters Subsidy Program.
  • Approved assistance is non-transferable (if the primary applicant cannot use allocated helicopter assistance and wants to transfer to spouse, that spouse must be listed on application and reside at same address listed on as primary applicant’s application)
  • One helicopter assistance application is provided per family unit
  • The applicant must be a passenger on the helicopter camp flight
  • Gas assistance will be provided as a reimbursement up to a maximum of 116.25 litres per eligible applicant. To receive reimbursement, an approved application is required, and receipts must be submitted. Please ensure all your receipts have the date of purchase, cost per litre and total litres to avoid any delays. Receipts dated prior to March 18th will not be accepted.
  • ONR train assistance will be reimplemented for the 2022 spring as a reimbursement process. To receive reimbursement, an approved application is required, please ensure you submit your correct receipts to avoid delays for reimbursement. Receipts dated prior to March 18th will not be accepted.
  • Please provide a direct deposit form with your receipts when submitting for reimbursement if you are not already set-up at MCFN finance department to avoid any delays in reimbursement.

 

COVID-19:

In planning your harvesting activities and to ensure the health and safety of yourself, your family, and others, please refer to the emergency preventive measures outline in the community by-law.

Consider adjusting plans if you experience any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. Emergency response times may be delayed due to weather, time of day or other conditions.

 

Notification letters:

Due to social distancing restrictions, notification letters will not be mailed. Please call 705-363-0698 for application updates.

Assistance

For more information about the Harvesters Subsidy Program, or for application assistance, please contact:

Stan Loone
Interim Harvesters Subsidy Program Coordinator
705-363-0698