Amount:

No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

A new temporary COVID-19 Resilience stream, with over $3 billion available in existing funding, has been created to provide provinces and territories with added flexibility to fund quick-start, short-term projects that might not otherwise be eligible under the existing funding streams.

New funding of $120 million will be added to the provincial and territorial agreements of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to support ventilation improvement projects in public buildings.

Comments on Funding:

The maximum size of projects under the stream is set at $10M total eligible costs.
For projects under the COVID-19 Resilience stream, the maximum federal contribution from all sources will be:

  • up to 80% for provinces, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations in the provinces;
  • up to 100% for territories, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations in the territories;
  • up to 100% for Indigenous ultimate recipients in provinces and territories;
  • up to 25% for for-profit private sector ultimate recipients.

When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicants can be:

  • provinces, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations in the provinces;
  • territories, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations in the territories;
  • Indigenous ultimate recipients in provinces and territories;
  • for-profit private sector ultimate recipients.

Applications Steps:

1

Applicants submit their projects to the province or territory.

2

Province or territory prioritizes projects and submits to Infrastructure Canada.

3

 Infrastructure Canada reviews, validates eligibility and funding and seeks ministerial approval.

4

Projects begin and funding flows when costs are incurred.

Other Things to Note:

In order to be eligible for funding, these projects must begin construction by September 30th, 2023.

Projects must be completed by the end of 2023, or by the end of 2024 in the territories and in remote communities.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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