Community Access Program

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The Community Access Program (CAP) provides financial contributions to communities toward the construction or maintenance of access roads, trails, docks and wharves.

Available Funding

The annual CAP budget for all summer and winter projects combined is $1.5 million dollars.


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


This funding program is application‐based. Funding is allocated according to: 

  • The merit of a project proposal
  • The level of community support (project proposals must be supported by community leadership). 
  • Level of funds remaining in the CAP budget. 
  • All community governments and organizations located in the Northwest Territories (NWT) are encouraged to apply for 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 (such as camps or archaeological sites).
  • Docks and wharves to support boating and marine activities, as well as harvesting (including fishing and hunting) and recreational uses.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out an application form. Submit the completed form, along with any supporting documents, to your regional superintendent for your area. 

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If you have questions about the application process or CAP, please contact the INF Regional Office for your region, or: 
Phone: (867) 767-9047 ext. 31040 
Mail: Community Access Program 
Policy, Planning, and Communications 
P.O. Box 1320 
3rd Floor, 5009 49th Street 
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9