Funding Opportunities 

 
Training
Advancing Local Government Administrators Program – continuous intake
The Advancing Local Government Administrators Program (ALGAP), a two-year community - based training program designed to invest in the recruitment, training, development and retention of Local Government Administrators (LGA).  As success is achieved, opportunities are also provided to northerners interested in senior management-level positions in community governments.
Funding Specific Websites
Invest: NWT's Online Funding Database
This site compiles many of the resources that are available to communities in the Northwest Territories.  
 
FMCs: Funding Page
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has a page designated to funding opportunities available to municipal governments across Canada 
 
Economic Development
 
Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program, Government of Canada - Continuous Intake 

Canada and all other UN member states committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eliminate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity by the year 2030. Launched in 2018 the SDG Funding Program supports projects aimed to reach the goals set out in their 2030 Agenda. 

Infrastructure

Investing in COVID-19 Community ResilienceContinuous Intake
The Government of Canada is adapting the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. The Program, delivered through bilateral agreements with provinces and territories, is being adjusted to add some flexibilities, expand project eligibility and accelerate approvals.
Off-Diesel Initiative for Remote Indigenous Communities, Government of CanadaContinuous Intake

Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise (ICE SE) and the Pembina Institute, the Generating New Opportunities: Indigenous Off-diesel Initiative will help communities move away from using diesel by developing cleaner community-led energy projects.

Community Improvement
Co-Investment Fund- New Construction - Continuous Intake 
This fund prioritizes partnerships between governments, non-profits, private sector, among others and provides low-cost loans and/or financial contributions. The focus of this fund is to develop energy efficient, accessible and socially inclusive housing for mixed-income, mixed-tenure, and mixed-use affordable housing uses.
 
Federal Lands Initiative - Continuous Intake 
The Federal Lands Initiative is a $200-million fund that supports the transfer of surplus federal lands and buildings to eligible proponents. This is available at discounted to no cost to be developed or renovated for use as affordable housing. The discount on the property will depend on the level of social outcomes achieved by the winning proposal. Once transferred, the property will be developed or renovated into affordable, sustainable, accessible and socially inclusive housing.
Green Jobs in Natural Resources, Government of Canada - Continuous Intake 
Green jobs are the future in a world that is increasingly valuing sustainable practices as part of the transition to a low-carbon economy and the transformation of the natural resource sectors.
 
Community Investment- Imperial - Continuous Intake 

Since the 1890s, Imperial has invested in thousands of community-building initiatives across Canada, and we continue to offer financial and volunteer support to hundreds of organizations every year. Their focus areas are innovation and stability,  Indigenous leadership and capacity building, and strong operating communities.    

 
Youth Centre Initiative, MACA - GNWTContinuous Intake 

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs may provide financial support to assist with the operating costs of youth centers or other community-based facilities in the Northwest Territories that provide youth with positive and healthy lifestyle programs.

 
Municipal and Community Affairs, Recreation & Sport Contributions, GNWT - Continuous Intake 

MACA provides financial assistance to eligible community governments and/or territorial-based recreation and sports organizations in the development and delivery of sport and recreation activities in the NWT through Recreations and Sports Contributions 

Healthy Choices Fund, GNWT - Continuous Intake

This fund helps eligible organizations and community governments maximize the impact of health promotion and prevention activities that support individuals, families, and communities in making positive lifestyle choices. 
 
Local Food Infrastructure Fund - December 31st, 2023

The Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) is a five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy which is Canada’s roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. The LFIF objective is to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.

The LFIF's objectives are to:

  • improve access to safe, healthy and culturally-diverse food while promoting community development

  • support local economies

  • improve health outcomes for Canadians most at-risk

  • promote environmentally sustainable food systems

Volunteer Recognition Fund, Municipal and Community Affairs - GNWT - Continuous Intake 
The Volunteer Recognition Policy allows community governments to promote and encourage community volunteerism through planned community recognition events.

Public Security
Family Violence Initiative - Continuous Intake 

The Family Violence Initiative supports the development implementation, testing assessment of models, strategies and tools to improve the justice system's response to family violence. 

Federal Lands Initiative - Continuous Intake 
The Federal Lands Initiative is a $200-million fund that supports the transfer of surplus federal lands and buildings to eligible proponents. This is available at discounted to no cost to be developed or renovated for use as affordable housing. The discount on the property will depend on the level of social outcomes achieved by the winning proposal. Once transferred, the property will be developed or renovated into affordable, sustainable, accessible and socially inclusive housing.
Anti-Racism Action Program 
The Department of Canadian Heritage is launching a call for funding applications for the new Anti-Racism Action Program, which will provide funding for projects that help address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities.
Disaster Financial Assistance, GNWT - Continuous Intake 
Disaster Financial Assistance provides financial support to assist individuals, small businesses and community governments in recovering from a disaster and restoring damaged property to its pre-disaster conditions.
Culture & Heritage
 
Reaching Home - Continuous Intake

Reaching Home is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness. It provides direct funding to communities across Canada to support their efforts in developing local solutions to homelessness. Eligible organizations may receive funding to prevent and reduce homelessness in Canada through regional and/or national funding streams.

 
Family Violence Initiative - Continuous Intake

The Family Violence Initiative supports of the development, implementation, testing and assessment of models, strategies and tools to improve the justice system's response to family violence. It also supports projects that raise public awareness of the issue and encourage public involvement in responding to family violence.

Canada Arts Presentation Fund, Government of Canada - Continuous Intake 

The Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) Development stream provides financial assistance to support the emergence of arts presenters and presenter-support organizations for underserved communities or artistic practices. 

Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters, CAPF, Government of Canada - Continuous Intake

Supports existing professional arts festivals and performing arts series presenters to offer activities that connect artists with Canadians in their communities. 

Building Communities Through Arts & HeritageVarious intakes throughout the year 
The Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage was created to help you celebrate your community both its past and its present.