Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED)

Funding provided under the Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development Policy (SEED) is one part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ ongoing investment in a diverse, sustainable NWT economy.

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of unforeseeable financial challenges for NWT businesses. 

To promote and support the NWT private business sector through these difficult economic times, the Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment has reallocated internal resources and supplemented its 2020-2021 program guidelines to prioritize funding proposals supporting local employment and community investment that will support and promote economic recovery.

Click here to view the updated priorities and criteria.

Funding Schedules

Funding is still available under the program's six schedules:


Refer to the 2021-2022 SEED Ministerial Directive for more details on new priorities for business proposals.

How to apply

Download and complete the application form below and submit it to your local regional office of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment.   

We Can Help

Your regional Economic Development Officers are here to help with your application and provide guidance as you move forward with your project. 

The SEED Policy Application Form is an application only and additional documentation may be required to assess eligibility. Completion of the application form does not guarantee funding for the proposed project.

Contact your regional office to set up an appointment.