Shawanaga First Nation has a budget of approximately $9 million; of which about 60% is from various Government sources (including Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada-AANDC, Health Canada and various Ontario ministries); and the rest from gas bar sales and other sources.

The First Nation provides funding for the following programs: Band Employee Benefit Program; Band Support Program; Capital Program; Casino Rama Fund; Community Operations Programs; Core Consultation; Shawanaga Retail; Economic and Training Programs; Education Programs; Healing Centre and Health Services Programs; Independent First Nations programs; Shawanaga Restaurant; Social Assistance Program; Special Projects; and Trust Fund.