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Grants to British Columbia Government Agencies, Nonprofits, For-Profits to Develop Infrastructure

New Building Canada Fund - Small Communities Fund


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Funding Source
Province of British Columbia, in partnership with the Government of Canada
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Geographic Focus
Canada:British Columbia;

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/28/16 Save

Grant Description
Grants to British Columbia municipal governments, public agencies, band councils and agencies, for-profits, and nonprofit organizations to improve the infrastructure of communities with a population of less than 100,000 people. Proposals must address economic growth, a clean environment, and community strengthening.

The following are eligible project categories:

-Brownfield Redevelopment
-Connectivity and Broadband
-Disaster Mitigation Infrastructure
-Drinking Water
-Green Energy
-Highways and Major Roads
-Local and Regional Airports
-Public Transit
-Short Sea Shipping
-Shortline Rail
-Solid Waste Management


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:

-A municipal or regional government established by or under British Columbia legislation;

-A provincial entity or public sector body (e.g., a department, corporation or agency) that provides municipal-type infrastructure services to communities, established under British Columbia legislation;

-A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act; or a government or authority established pursuant to a Self-Government Agreement or a Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and an Aboriginal people of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation.

-A private sector body, including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations, whose application is supported by a municipal or regional government referred to above by way of a resolution from the municipal council or regional government board.

Ineligible Applicants:

-Municipalities having a population in excess of 100,000 as determined by Statistics Canada’s Final 2011 census.

-Federal entities, including federal Crown Corporations.

Pre-Application Information
This program offers funding up to a maximum of two-thirds of the total eligible project costs. One-third is contributed by the Government of Canada and one-third by the Province of British Columbia. The remaining eligible project costs, plus all ineligible projects costs are the responsibility of the applicant.

Application materials and instructions may be found here:

It is anticipated that funding announcements will be made over the winter 2016/2017.

Term of Contract
Construction projects must have a completion date of no later than March 31, 2022.

Contact Information
For the project categories of Brownfield Redevelopment, Connectivity and Broadband, Disaster Mitigation Infrastructure, Highways and Major Roads, Innovation, Local and Regional Airports; Public Transit, Short Sea Shipping, and Shortline Rail:

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
PO Box 9850 Stn Prov Govt
5C - 940 Blanshard St.
Victoria, BC V8W 9T5


For the project categories of Drinking Water, Green Energy, Solid Waste Management, and Wastewater:

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
PO Box 9838 Stn Prov Govt
4th Floor 800 Johnson St.
Victoria, BC V8W 9T1


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