Economic Development Capacity Building

Program Overview

The Economic Development Capacity Building program provides annual grant funding to create additional economic development capacity for local governments throughout central and northern B.C. as they pursue economic growth and diversification opportunities.

Funding Terms

Up to $50,000 in grant funding each calendar year.

  • At least $5,000 must be used to fund collaborative economic development projects with another local government, First Nations band, non-profit organization, tourism or industry association.

Apply for Funding

Applications are accepted starting November 1, but must be received prior to midnight on January 31 to be eligible for consideration in that funding year.

Please review all program documents in detail as incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Complete application forms with all required attachments should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email. Email:

Reporting Deadline

Local governments who have been approved for economic development capacity building funding for the previous year must submit complete reporting to Northern Development prior to February 28.

Please contact Northern Development staff to discuss your project in further detail.

Phone : (250) 561-2525