Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society


Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund (NKDF) Society’s funding programs are designed to support sustainable economic activity in northern communities affected by the Kitimat-Kemano project and by the creation of the Nechako Reservoir.

NKDF spends the income from its long-term investments on programs and projects that meet each community’s economic development goals. 

The grant program supports projects that address one or more of the following key aspects of economic development in the NKDF investment area:

  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and research
  • Human development
  • Promotion and brokering

Special Requirements

The investment area for the NKDF is normally limited to those areas with evidence of impacts from Rio Tinto Alcan’s Nechako Reservoir and Kemano power project. Applications are encouraged from local governments and legally incorporated non-profit organizations serving the following communities and nearby rural areas:

  • Kitamaat Village
  • Southside
  • Nee Tahi Buhn Band
  • Cheslatta Carrier Nation
  • Skin Tyee Band
  • Village of Burns Lake
  • Burns Lake Band
  • Lake Babine Nation
  • Stellat'en First Nation
  • Village of Fraser Lake
  • Nadleh Whut’en Band
  • Fort Fraser
  • District of Vanderhoof
  • Saik’uz First Nation

Last updated: May 18, 2018