RTPA - Funding Program in Tourism

Eeyou Istchee Tourism is currently working to renew the program, visit this page in the near future to see the latest updates on the (RTPA) Funding Program.


The RTPA program is a 3-year program (2017-2020). Grants are available for promoters who wish to develop new products / services or expand their operations or infrastructures.

The projects submitted must:

– be tourism-related (could be linked to a cultural project or attraction)
– aim at developing quality and sustainable tourism products
– be structuring for the region
– contribute to the development of a unique, complementary and  sustainable tourism offer
– stimulate regional economies by creating employment, increasing the number of visitors and growing the tourism revenues.

  • The financial assistance under the RTPA constitutes a grantand, as such, it is a non-refundable contribution.
  • For each project, the beneficiary must invest a minimum of 10%of the total project cost.

Please note:

  1. Promoters are encouraged to seek funding from other funding sources to complete the financing of their project. Be aware that RTPA funds are limited.
  2. All expenses incurred before the application is received by EIT are not considered eligible expenses and will not be reimbursed if grant is approved. See Promoter’s guide, p. 9, for details.


Cree communities, businesses and entities.


– tourist attractions, activities, equipment;
– accommodation;
– festivals and events;
– studies and consulting services;
– projects that help structure our regional tourism offer

For more information or assistance, please contact our Product Development Officer:

Louise Séguin, Product Development Officer
Eeyou Istchee Tourism
Office: 1 888 268-2682 or (418) 745-2220, Ext. 4230
Cell: 418 929-5949

RTPA Application for funding

Promoter’s Guide

Download RTPA poster