UPDATE FOR THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FUND (BDPF): Given funding limits, we are currently only accepting applications to BDPF from Level 2 communities. Completed applications are processed on a first come first serve basis while funds remain available.

Business Development Project Fund (BDPF)


Core BDPF can be used to help fund expenses to start up or expand your business and short-term projects that create employment. The maximum in any 5 year period is $10,000 ($20,000 for businesses in level 2 communities*). Only businesses with $500,000 or less in annual revenues are eligible to apply.

BDPF Aftercare

The BDPF Aftercare can provide businesses with contribution funding to purchase accounting software or services, succession planning and business training programs. The lifetime maximum for BDPF Aftercare funding is $3,000 ($5,000 for businesses in level 2 communities*).

* Level 1 communities include Yellowknife (including N’Dilo), Hay River, Fort Smith and Inuvik. All other NWT communities are considered level 2.

Application form can be found here.