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Country Food Distribution Program

The funds available through the Country Food Distribution Program will support projects that improve the viability of the harvesting economy and that increase access to affordable and healthy country food.

There are two schedules in the program:

Community Harvesting Transfer Fund (Schedule A)
Community Harvesting Infrastructure Fund (Schedule B)

Eligible activities:

The Community Harvesting Transfer Fund supports initiatives that will improve the local harvesting economy.

For communities that own and operate their community infrastructure, the fund can pay up to $10,000 of the utilities and maintenance cost of community freezers or other country food infrastructure.

The purpose of the Community Harvesting Infrastructure Fund is to help communities to build a modern and energy efficient community freezer, or to support other harvesting infrastructure. The fund provides contributions to the following activities:

  • Repair and upgrading of existing community freezer, community market or cut and wrap facilities;  and
  • Design, purchase, and installation of new community freezer, community market or cut and wrap components and infrastructure.

Who can apply:

  • Nunavut municipalities
  • Hunters and Trappers Organizations or other organizations may also be eligible with a letter of support from the municipality

How to apply:

  • Send a letter of interest or application to your EDT regional office.


North Qikiqtaaluk 
Community Operations

P.O. Box 389
Pond Inlet, NU 
X0A 0S0
(867) 899-7338 
(867) 899-7348

South Qikiqtaaluk 
Community Operations

P.O. Box 612
Pangnirtung, NU
X0A 0R0

(867) 473-2679
(867) 473-2663

Kivalliq Community 

P.O. Box 979
Rankin Inlet, NU 
X0C 0G0
(867) 645-8450
(867) 645-8455

Kitikmeot Community 

P.O. Box 316
Kugluktuk, NU 
X0B 0E0
(867) 982-7453
(867) 982-3204

Toll-Free Numbers

North Qikiqtaaluk

South Qikiqtaaluk



Kivalliq 1-844-737-8627
Kitikmeot 1-844-475-1166

Country Food Distribution Program Application Form
Country Food Distribution Program Policy

Country Food Distribution Program 2015-2016 Annual Report

Country Food Distribution Program 2016-2019 Annual Report


Contact Name: 
Department of Economic Development and Transportation