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.

Important Notice

Changes have been made to the application process for the Community Access Program (CAP) project funding. Eligible organizations applying for project funding must fill out an Application Form. The application form and supporting documents must be filled out and emailed to the Regional Superintended for your area in order to be considered for project funding. For more information on how to apply or qualify for CAP funding, please see the CAP Funding Guide for more information, or contact your regional office for the Department of Infrastructure.

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.

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 submit a project proposal, please fill out an Application form below. Please submit the completed form, along with any supporting documents, to your regional superintended for your area.