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Economic Diversification Infrastructure

Grants to Northern and Central British Columbia Nonprofits,
Municipalities, and First Nations for Capital Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Northern Development Initiative Trust

Deadline Date:

10/31/19 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants and loans to Northern and Central British Columbia nonprofit organizations, local governments, and First Nations bands for major infrastructure projects that will strengthen local economies. Applicants should contact funding source staff to discuss their project further. Funding is intended to support capital investments and public multi-use facilities that drive revenue and job creation and provide a long-term asset for communities throughout central and northern British Columbia.

Such projects may include, but are not limited to:
- Development or improvements to major recreation facilities with a minimum project budget of $2,000,000 that include some of the following revenue generating assets and activities: conference and event hosting, kiosks, training facilities, additional businesses or office space
- Substantial municipal and regional airport improvements that generate incremental revenues
- Substantial municipal and regional marina improvements that generate incremental revenues
- Development or improvements to tourism centers and major revenue generating tourist attractions
- Development of significant telecommunications infrastructure that improves information access for residents and visitors in central and northern British Columbia. This includes the opportunity to develop community partnerships to initiate a project for "last mile" connectivity to homes and businesses
- Commercial renovations to existing buildings owned by local governments or First Nations at the time of application. Refer to the section ‘Commercial Renovations to Local Government or First Nations Owned Buildings – Conditions’ at the end for details

Eligible Costs:
- Capital expenditures
- Direct third party project labour costs
- Incremental third-party project management
- Contractor fees
- Rental of tools and equipment for construction work
- Monetized donations (donated materials, equipment, or services from third parties) may be considered

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172520

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding Terms:

Up to $250,000 in grant funding to a maximum of 70% of the eligible project budget.

- Additional funding may be available in the form of a loan.
- Prior to applying for additional funding for the same facility, precious projects must be completed and funding disbursed by Northern Development. In the Northwest and Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet regions, applications seeking additional funding for a previously funded facility are limited to a maximum $125,000 grant.

North Coast Regional District:

Up to $125,000 in grant funding to a maximum of 70% of the eligible project budget (additional funding may be available in the form of a loan).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Local governments
- Registered First Nations bands
- Registered nonprofit organizations

Ineligible Costs:
- Costs incurred (work started and/or deposits paid) prior to signing an agreement with Northern Development)
- Purchases of construction equipment or tools
- MERCs (CPP, EI, vacation pay, WCB) and other benefits
- Operational costs and administrative staff wages
- In-kind (volunteer) labour. Volunteer labour is encouraged, but cannot be considered as a cash equivalent contribution under this program
- Sewer, water, or road infrastructure projects
- Equity stakes

Pre-Application Information:

Northern Development approves Economic Diversification Infrastructure projects on a quarterly basis.

- Summer 2019 Quarterly Intake Deadline: August 09 2019 @ 4:30:00pm

- Fall 2019 Quarterly Intake Deadline: October 31 2019 @ 4:30:00pm

Please contact Northern Development staff to discuss your project in further detail.

Completed application forms with all supplementary materials should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email.

Community Funding Intake Deadlines:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications by email:

Northern Development Initiative Trust
301-1268 Fifth Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3L2


Grant Coverage Areas:

Central and Northern British Columbia

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia