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Economic Infrastructure

Program Category: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation
Program Sub-Category: Economic Development
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Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT)

Deadline Details

Dates of NDIT's new intake structure will remain consistent on an annual basis and will be January 31, April 30 and July 31 at 11:59 pm.

Funder Organization Type

  • Trust

Regional Limitations

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

(See the Map)

The Economic Infrastructure program provides grant funding to support major infrastructure projects that will strengthen the local and regional economy. The program supports public multi-use facilities or capital investments that drive revenue and job creation and provide a long-term asset for communities throughout central and northern British Columbia. 

Although the focus of NDIT programs is economic development, programs can also support community goals related to clean energy and adaptation. 

Eligible Community

All applicants must be located within Northern Development’s service region.
  • Local Governments
  • Registered First Nations Bands
  • Wholly Owned First Nation Development Corporations 

Regional Limitations

Yes (See the Map)

Other Eligible Applicants

Non-governmental Organizations / Not-for-Profits

  • Registered Not-for-Profits 

Type of Funding

  • Grant

Range of Funding Available per Project

  • Under $100 000
  • From $100 000 to $1 000 000

Description of Funding

Up to $100,000 available to a maximum of 70% for upgrades or repairs to an existing facility or amenity.
Up to $300,000 available to a maximum of 50% for new construction and/or substantial upgrades to existing facilities.
The types of project that may be eligible include, but are not limited to:
  • Airports
  • Greenhouses
  • Communications infrastructure
  • Energy diversification
  • Commercial building upgrades
  • Industrial park development

Eligible Costs

  • Capital expenditures considered to be direct and necessary for the successful implementation of an eligible project
  • Contractor fees
  • Incremental third-party project management
  • Rental of tools and equipment for construction work
  • Wages for direct project labour
  • CPP, EI, Pension
  • PST
In-kind (volunteer) labour contributions, internal equipment use (heavy equipment or machinery owned by the applicant to be used during the project), and/or monetized donations (donated materials, equipment, or services from third-parties) may be considered - see application guideline for more information. 

Ineligible Costs

Building Purchase Costs
Land Acquisition

  • GST
  • Costs incurred (work started and/or deposits paid) prior to signing an agreement with Northern Development 
  • Vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, WCB, extended benefits or other benefits (such as a fitness credit), bonuses, or allowances (such as vehicle, phone or living expenses)
  • Regular or routine repair and maintenance
  • Administration costs related to the project
  • Costs related to planning, design, engineering and environmental reviews
  • Purchases of construction equipment or tools
  • Real estate and other fees related to purchasing or leasing land, buildings, or facilities
  • Marketing/advertising
  • Projects and/or project activities that may displace any level of government from its core obligatio

Reporting Requirements

Final report only