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Main Street Revitalization Planning Program

Program Category: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation
Program Sub-Category: Economic Development
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Status: Closing Soon


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)

Main Streets are at the heart of our communities and local economies. The Main Street Revitalization Planning grant provides funding to local governments to complete downtown revitalization planning that results in community wide vision for the downtown and action plan that identifies policies, programs, and capital improvements that achieve the community’s vision.

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

Eligible Community

  • Local Governments 

Regional Limitations

Yes (See the Map)

Range of Funding Available per Project

  • Under $100 000

Description of Funding

One-time grant funding per local government or regional district electoral area up to $20,000 to a maximum of 50% of the eligible project budget to support the costs related to completing a comprehensive long-range downtown revitalization plan. 

Eligible Costs

  • Consulting fees
  • Consultant travel costs directly associated with completion of the study
  • Meeting room/AV rental costs directly associated with community, businesses and/or industry engagement
  • External printing costs directly associated with producing a final report
  • Cost of obtaining research material (industry reports, peer-reviewed journals) directly relevant to the study may be eligible
  • PST

Ineligible Costs

  • GST
  • Costs incurred (work started and/or deposits paid) prior to signing an agreement with Northern Development
  • Food/beverage costs
  • Staff travel or wages
  • Staff and administration costs
  • Training for local government staff
  • Routine or ongoing operating and/or planning costs
  • Capital costs
  • Purchase of software or subscription services
  • Website updates
  • Elements of the project that include updates to official community plans, zoning and other bylaws 
  • Volunteer labour and donation

Reporting Requirements

Final report only