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Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Economic Development Capacity Building Program

Northern Development Initiative Trust

Economic Development Capacity Building

Economic Development Capacity Building funding is provided annually to boost economic development capacity in local governments throughout central and northern British Columbia.

This program provides up to a $50,000 rebate annually to local governments in Northern Development’s service region. At least $5,000 of the annual funding must be used to fund collaborative economic development projects with another local government, First Nations band, tourism or industry association.

Features and benefits of the program include:
  • Stable annual economic development funding in an efficient and accountable manner.
  • Increased capacity for local governments to support growth and diversification of local economies.
  • Increased collaboration between communities on economic development initiatives.

To provide additional capacity to local governments to support economic growth and diversification in central and northern British Columbia

Apply for funding

Prior to submitting an application for funding, please review the application guide and following documents in detail.  Please note that only complete application forms will be accepted.

Complete application forms with all required attachments should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email. Email:

Annual project reporting
Local Governments who have been approved for Economic Development Capacity Building funding for the previous year must submit complete reporting to Northern Development prior to January 31st.

Who Can Apply
  • Municipalities / Regional Districts
Maximum Funding Available
  • Maximum Grant % Available : 100%
  • Maximum Grant $ Available : $50,000
  • Loan Funding Available : No
Application Intake Deadlines

Funding applications are accepted for this program annually. Local governments should apply for the
following year’s funding starting November 1st of each year and no later than January 31st of the year
applied for.

ª For example, a local government would apply between November 1, 2014 and January 31st, 2015 for
2015 funding.

Intake Frequency
  • Annually (November)
Completed application forms with all required attachments should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email to
Contact Name: Northern Development Initiative Trust
Contact Phone: 250-561-2525
Subject Area(s): Economic Development
Last Reviewed: May 13, 2016, 12:20 pm
Deadline: No Official Deadline
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