Community Tourism Infrastructure Contribution Program

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.

This program is not currently accepting applications. 

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.

Required Documents

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
  • Budget
  • Community tourism plan and/or letter(s) of support from community government office

How to Apply

Complete an expression of interest and contact your local regional office during the intake period.