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Funding Opportunities 

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
Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program - Rolling deadlines, next deadline to be announced in the early spring of 2020
This program is designed to build capacity for climate change adaptation by funding community-designed and driven projects. This program funds First Nations and Inuit communities’ efforts to build capacity to adapt to the health impacts of climate change.
Broadband Fund: CRTC. - March 27, 2020
The Government of Canada has launched its second call for applications to help rural and northern communities build more reliable broadband services. the Commission recognized that there are many geographic areas throughout Canada that do not currently have access to universal service objective-level broadband services and that would not be eligible for funding in the first call for applications.
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. 
Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program - Rolling deadlines, next deadline to be announced in the early spring of 2020

The program works with Indigenous and northern communities, territorial and regional governments and other stakeholders to identify priorities for climate change adaptation in the North. The program provides support to northern communities and organizations to help them adapt to climate change impacts by funding the following types of projects:

  • vulnerability and risk assessment of climate change impacts

  • development of hazard maps and adaptation plans

  • development of adaptation options

  • implementation of non-structural and structural adaptation measures

Off-Diesel Initiative for Remote Indigenous Communities, Government of Canada- Continuous 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 
Gender Equality in Recreational Sport- CPRA - December 15, 2019
Through this funding opportunity, CPRA will support community-level interventions through programs, events, practices and/or policy changes that aim to increase participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport across Canada.
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 stabilityIndigenous leadership and capacity building, and strong operating communities.    
Youth Centre Initiative, MACA - GNWT - Continuous 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. 
Volunteer Recognition Fund, Municipal and Community Affairs - GNWT - Continous Intake 
The Volunteer Recognition Policy allows community governments to promote and encourage community volunteerism through planned community recognition events.

Public Security
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
Listen, Hear Our Voices Funding- All projects must be completed between June 30, 2020, and September 20, 2020
Listen, Hear Our Voices is an initiative that resulted from engagement and collaboration. This initiative aims to help digitize and preserve First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation culture and language recordings. Seven archivists, based in traditional territories, are available to deliver tailored services to participating Indigenous communities across Canada. They can also help with Listen, Hear Our Voices funding applications.
Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations - January 15, 2020 

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations is a summer job program. Eligible employers may benefit from wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth with innovative ideas and competitive skills. Positions last from six to 16 weeks and students must work 30 to 40 hours per week. Students with a disability are eligible for part-time work.

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