Community Access Program

The Community Access Program (CAP) provides financial contributions and technical assistance for access roads, trails, docks and wharves.


Project proposals are accepted year-round and should be supported by community leadership. All communities in the NWT are encouraged to apply for program funding for construction projects that meet the following community needs:

  • Access roads to hunting, fishing, wood harvesting, and community recreational areas.
  • Trails connecting to the community for walking, hiking, recreational and traditional activities (camps, archaeological sites).
  • Docks and wharves to support boating and marine activities, as well as harvesting (including fishing and hunting) and recreational uses.
  • Winter access to granular sources.

The program is application‐based and funding is allocated according to the merit of a project proposal and level of community support received. Project proposals are accepted year-round and must be supported by community leadership.

The following is a guide to the information required when submitting a proposal to the Department of Infrastructure requesting contribution funding from the Community Access Program. The Department will evaluate proposals based on the information provided. 

If a proposal meets CAP requirements and is approved, but insufficient budget monies remain in a particular fiscal year to proceed, the proposal is deferred forward to the next fiscal year.

How to apply

To apply, please contact your Regional Superintendent and submit a project proposal: 

  • North Slave Region
    New Government Building
    2nd Floor
    5015 49th Street
    P.O. Box 1320
    Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2L9
    Phone: 867-767-9089 (extension 31194)
    Fax: 867-873-0606
  • South Slave Region 
    Suite 201
    76 Capital Drive
    Hay River, NT, X0E 1G2
    Phone: 867-874-5000
    Fax: 867-874-2272
  • Dehcho Region
    Second floor, Nahendeh Kue Building
    9706 100 Street
    Fort Simpson, NT, X0E 0N0
    Phone: 867-695-7651
    Fax: 867-695-3029
  • Beaufort Delta Region

    106 Veterans Way
    Bag Service #1
    Inuvik, NT, X0E 0T0
    Phone: 867-777-7146
    Fax: 867-777-3463

  • Sahtu Region 
    1st Floor Combıned Servıces Building
    335 Canol
    Bag 1000
    Norman Wells, NT, X0E 0V0
    Phone: 867-587-7251
    Fax: 867-587-2718