The Community Access Program provides financial contributions and technical assistance for access roads, trails, docks and wharves.
Project proposals are accepted are accepted twice a year. There is a spring intake for summer construction projects and a fall intake for winter construction projects.
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)
- South Slave Region
76 Capital Drive
Hay River, NT, X0E 1G2
- Dehcho Region
Second floor, Nahendeh Kue Building
9706 100 Street
Fort Simpson, NT, X0E 0N0
- Beaufort Delta Region
106 Veterans Way
Bag Service #1
Inuvik, NT, X0E 0T0
- Sahtu Region
1st Floor Combıned Servıces Building
Norman Wells, NT, X0E 0V0