Agri-food Funding

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The federal/territorial Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership (Sustainable-CAP) will fund  agriculture-based initiatives that strengthen the competitiveness, innovation and resiliency of the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Sustainable-CAP funding is delivered in the NWT by the GNWT’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment.

Funding Available

Funding allocations are determined on a case-by-case basis based on the application received with an emphasis placed on projects focussed on: 

  • Commercial Agriculture and Agri-Food Development  
  • Diversity and Extension
  • Community Food Production
  • Agri-Environmental Planning
  • Resilient Agriculture Landscape Program (RALP)
  • Market Development
  • Northern Agriculture and Agri-Food Research

Unless otherwise specified, industry organizations and municipal, territorial and Indigenous governments are eligible for up to 100% of project costs (See Program Guide).


Applications are accepted year-round.

Funding is allocated annually, starting fresh April 1 of each year.


NWT producers, processors, retailers, non-profit organizations, and governments, including Indigenous Governments and Indigenous Organizations are eligible for all Sustainable-CAP NWT funding.

Individuals must:

  • Be a current resident of the Northwest Territories for at least one year and be at least 19 years of age

Businesses must be:

  • Based and operating within the Northwest Territories for at least one year
  • An agricultural producer or agri-food processor
  • A sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation that is registered and in good standing with the Department of Justice, Legal Registries Division
  • Operating a farm or processing facility with commercial sales, or be able to demonstrate current/future commercial viability (a Business Plan is required)

Non-profit organizations must be:

  • Registered as a northern-based non-profit society organization and in good standing with the NWT Registrar of Societies.

For detailed eligibility requirements, see the Sustainable-CAP program guide.

How to apply

Download an application below and submit it to your regional ITI office. If you have any questions, please contact your regional office.

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