Funding Doubled for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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In 2017, Canadians across the country will celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation (Canada 150), a key milestone in the life of our country. The overarching theme to celebrating Canada 150 is "Strong. Proud. Free”, which includes a vision to Give Back to Canada, through lasting legacies that extend beyond 2017.

As part of the government-wide Canada 150 celebrations, the Government of Canada has launched the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which will invest $150 million over two years to projects that will rehabilitate and improve existing cultural and community infrastructure across Canada. These projects will reflect our shared history and optimism for the future while leaving a lasting legacy in celebration of Canada 150.

The Government of Canada is now doubling its investment in community and cultural infrastructure, providing an additional $150 million over two years to renovate, expand or improve these spaces across Canada, including projects designed to promote the Government's priorities to ensure a better future for Indigenous peoples and promote a clean growth economy, through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150).

A part of the federal government's celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, this program responds to the significant demand for community infrastructure improvements.

The program is being administered across Canada by the regional development agencies (RDAs), with each RDA determining how funding is delivered in their respective regions.

The funding will be delivered by the 6 federal regional development agencies

British Columbia | Alberta | Saskatchewan | Manitoba

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), will invest an additional $46.2 million in Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program projects in Western Canada.

Applications to Western Economic Diversification will be accepted until Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 1pm Pacific Time | 2pm Mountain Time | 3pm Central Time.

Detailed information on the delivery of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Western Canada, including important details on eligibility, application requirements and program priorities, are available on the WD website

Northern Ontario

The Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) will invest an additional $6.4 million in Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program projects in Northern Ontario.

Applications to FedNor will be accepted until all funding dollars are allocated to approved projects.

Detailed information on the delivery of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Northern Ontario, including important details on eligibility, application requirements and program priorities, are available on the FedNor website

Southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario is delivering the program in southern Ontario with a total allocation of up to $88.8 million over two years. During the first intake of the program, FedDev received more than 1,100 applications, requesting more than $260 million in funding. Up to $44.4 million is now available under Intake Two.

FedDev may contribute up to $1 million per eligible project. Funding recipients may receive up to 50 percent of total eligible project costs.

Priority may be given to projects that require a federal contribution of 33.3 percent of total eligible project costs and to projects with a smaller scope to ensure broad program reach and that projects can be completed within the program timeframes.

Applications to FedDev will be accepted until June 26, 2016 at 5pm Eastern Time. Early submission of applications is encouraged.

Detailed information on the delivery of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Southern Ontario, including important details on eligibility, application requirements and program priorities, are available on the FedDev website

Québec

Canada Economic Development for Québec Regions (CED), will invest an additional $31.2 million in Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program projects in Québec.

Applications to CED will be accepted until July 8, 2016 at 5pm Eastern Time.

Detailed information on the delivery of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program for Québec Regions, including important details on eligibility, application requirements and program priorities, are available on the CED website

New Brunswick | Nova Scotia | Prince Edward Island | Newfoundland & Labrador

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) will invest an additional $16.6 million in Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program projects in Atlantic Canada.

Applications to ACOA will be accepted until all funding dollars are allocated to approved projects.

Detailed information on the delivery of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Atlantic Canada, including important details on eligibility, application requirements and program priorities, are available on the ACOA website

Nunavut | Northwest Territories | Yukon

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will invest an additional $6.4 million in Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program projects in Northern Canada.

Applications to CanNor will be accepted until all funding dollars are allocated to approved projects.

Detailed information on the delivery of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Northern Canada, including important details on eligibility, application requirements and program priorities, are available on the CanNor website


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