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Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund (NKDF) Society – Funding Programs

Program Category: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation, Community Infrastructure
Program Sub-Category: Energy Efficiency (Housing / Buildings), Renewable Energy, Food Security, Active Transportation, Economic Development, Innovation
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Funder

Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund (NKDF) Society

Deadline Details

Four intake windows per year (January, March, July, October). Upcoming deadline is July 31, 2024.

Funder Organization Type

  • Non-Governmental Organization or Society

Regional Limitations

This is a regional program and only supports communities in its service area.

(See the Map)

Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund (NKDF) Society grants are designed to support sustainable economic activity in northern communities affected by the Kitimat-Kemano project and by the creation of the Nechako Reservoir. NKDF spends the income from its long-term investments on projects that meet each community’s economic development and community building goals and contribute to overall community health, development, and stability.
 
The investment area for NKDF is limited to those areas with evidence of impacts from Alcan’s (Rio Tinto) Nechako Reservoir and Kemano power project. We encourage applications from local governments, First Nations and legally incorporated non-profit organizations serving the following communities and nearby rural areas:
 
  • Kitamaat Village
  • Southside
  • Nee Tahi Buhn Band
  • Cheslatta Carrier Nation
  • Skin Tyee Band
  • Village of Burns Lake
  • Ts'il Kaz Koh
  • Lake Babine Nation (Woyenne)
  • Stellat'en First Nation
  • Village of Fraser Lake
  • Nadleh Whut’en Band
  • Fort Fraser
  • District of Vanderhoof
  • Saik’uz First Nation

Eligible Community

The investment area for NKDF is limited to those areas with evidence of impacts from Alcan’s (Rio Tinto) Nechako Reservoir and Kemano power project. We encourage applications from local governments, First Nations and legally incorporated non-profit organizations serving the following communities and nearby rural areas:
  • Kitamaat Village
  • Southside
  • Nee Tahi Buhn Band
  • Cheslatta Carrier Nation
  • Skin Tyee Band
  • Village of Burns Lake
  • Ts'il Kaz Koh
  • Lake Babine Nation (Woyenne)
  • Stellat'en First Nation
  • Village of Fraser Lake
  • Nadleh Whut’en Band
  • Fort Fraser
  • District of Vanderhoof
  • Saik’uz First Nation 

Regional Limitations

Yes (See the Map)

Required Community Contribution

Priority given to projects that include a financial or in-kind contribution of 10% or more from the proponent toward the project. 

Funding Stacking Restrictions

No

Professional Input Required

No

Specific Eligibility Requirements

The fund will not cover more than 50% of project costs. In-kind donations are acceptable at market rates and must be verifiable and documented by written commitments from donors. 

Other Eligible Applicants

Indigenous Organizations
Non-governmental Organizations / Not-for-Profits


Legally incorporated non-profit organizations. 

Type of Funding

  • Grant

Range of Funding Available per Project

  • Under $100 000

Description of Funding

Funding varies. The fund will not normally cover more than 50% of project costs. Check the website or contact the fund manager to confirm proposal deadlines and to make sure your project is eligible.

Percentage of Project Funded

50%

NKDF can cover up to a maximum of 50% of the cost of a project. 

Eligible Costs

Engineering
Design
Planning
Capital Costs
Community Engagement
Equipment/Material Purchase
Project Management
Capacity Building for the Community
Training
Awareness and Education
Research and Development

Contracted goods and services.Capital costs, materials and supplies, excluding the costs of land.Incremental labour and related costs such as travel. 

Ineligible Costs

Any costs incurred prior to signing a funding agreement
Building Purchase Costs
Administration Fees
Staff Costs
Land Acquisition

  • Grants cannot be used to subsidize or compete with private enterprise.
  • Grants cannot be used to pay wages of employees doing their regular jobs, including public works labour.
  • Grants will not be approved if funding is normally available from other sources.
  • Grants cannot be used for sponsorships, such as travel costs for teams and/or individuals to attend events or as prize money for festivals.
  • Grants cannot be used to pay GST. (Grant funds can be used to pay for PST, but not GST).
  • Projects that are already in progress. 

Reporting Requirements

Progress reports and final reports

Expected Timeframe for Funding Decision

2 months

Applications are reviewed and considered by the Board at quarterly Board meetings. Generally, Board meetings take place 6-8 weeks following the application deadline and applicants can expect to be notified within a week following the Board meeting.