Two new programs to support harvesters and families going out on the land in 2020-2021 are now taking applications.
1) Take a Family on the Land Program: As per this program, families engaged in outdoor learning experiences to spread the Northern values and perspectives will be provided up to $10,000 as funding.
Applications for this program are being accepted from NWT Indigenous governments and organizations, community governments and not-for-profit associations.
2) The COVID Regional Training, Mentorship and Support Program: As per this program, funding will be provided to support community-led opportunities for harvesting mentorship, on-the-land training and skills development, and supply of country foods into communities.
Regional Indigenous governments can apply for two streams of funding:
- COVID Harvest Subsidy: up to $10,000
- Community Training and Knowledge Exchange Program: up to $25,000
Applications for the above two programs will be received till November 20, 2020, till 5 pm. The funding provided for these programs must be spent by March 31, 2021, and activities should be done between October 2020 and March 2021.
Alongwith the above two programs, there is another program announced for 2020-2021, The Pilot Trapper Mentorship Program, applications for which will be opened in November.
All application guidelines and forms are available online at www.enr.gov.nt.ca.