The Community Tourism Infrastructure Contribution Program (CTIC) provides funding to community governments and non-government organizations to support new and innovative tourism infrastructure projects in and around their communities.
Who is eligible?
- A municipal government, band council, economic development agency or Aboriginal organization in the NWT.
- A non-profit society in good standing and registered in the NWT.
Successful applicants may receive up to $200,000 or 50% of project costs (whichever is less).
Costs can include:
- Capital projects and costs.
- Communication infrastructure.
- Development of innovative information technology tourism products or service.
- Planning studies or site development.
Proposals must demonstrate:
- Your organization operates on a non-profit basis and benefits the tourism industry and local economy.
- Your project will increase the attractiveness of your community to visitors.
- Your project enhances partnerships between non-government community groups and the private sector.
- There are resources available for any operating costs.
- Your project must align with the community tourism plan (if no plan is available, you must demonstrate community support).
Costs or Fees
Applicants are required to contribute a minimum investment of 50% equity. Equity may be from personal resources, leveraged from other funding sources or both.
CTIC is a two-stage application process. The first step is an application called an Expression of Interest (EOI). After the EOIs are reviewed, applicants with approved applications will be invited to submit a full proposal with more details about the proposed project.
To submit an EOI, please submit:
- Completed and signed Expression of Interest: Community Tourism Infrastructure Contribution Program Application Form
- Community tourism plan and/or letter(s) of support from community government office
How to Apply
This program is currently accepting applications. Complete an expression of interest and contact your local regional office. .