Community Access Program

The Community Access Program provides financial contributions for access roads, trails, docks and wharves.

Project proposals are accepted twice a year. There is a spring intake for summer construction projects and a fall intake for winter construction projects.

Application Requirements

All communities in the Northwest Territories 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 on an annual basis  according to the merit of a project proposal, level of community support received, and sufficient funds remaining in budget. Project proposals must be supported by community leadership. Communities must apply each year.

The Department will evaluate proposals based on the information provided. 

How to apply

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

  • North Slave Region
    5013 44 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