The Strategic Initiatives Fund is a proposal-based program that provides grant funding for strategic projects that are large in scale, regional in impact, enhance a community or multiple communities’ ability to overcome economic challenges and will result in incremental capacity or strategic economic infrastructure within a local government or First Nation. The goal of the program is to support community-based projects that focus on long-term economic transformation and sustainability.
Approximately $1.1 million is available through the fund in 2021. The Strategic Initiatives Fund will be delivered through a single call for proposals. Proposals and required attachments must be received by Northern Development by 5:00pm July 31, 2021. Eligible and qualified projects will be reviewed by the Northern Development board for a decision at their October 2021 meeting.