Canada 150 Infrastructure Program
Part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program will support communities across Canada by investing $150 million over two-years to rehabilitate and improve existing community infrastructure. Under the theme “Giving back to Canada”- shaping the future, leaving a lasting legacy and giving a gift to Canada, the Program will support projects that rehabilitate existing community facilities across Canada and ensure a lasting legacy.
WHO CAN APPLY?
-A local or regional government established under provincial or territorial statute;
-A public sector body that is wholly owned by an eligible recipient listed above;
-A not-for-profit entity;
-A provincial or territorial entity that provides municipal-type services to communities, as defined by provincial or territorial statute(including school boards); and
-A First Nation government, including a Band or Tribal Council or its agent(including wholly-owned corporation) on the condition that the First Nation has indicated support for the project and for the legally-designated representative to seek funding through a formal Band or Tribal Council resolution, or other documentation from Self-governing First Nations.
WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS ARE FUNDED?
-community centres (including legions);
-cultural centres and museums
-parks, recreational trails such as fitness trails, bike paths and other types of trails;
-recreational facilities including arenas, gymnasiums, swimming pools, sports fields, tennis, basketball, volleyball or other sport-specific courts or other types of recreational facilities
-other existing community infrastructure for public benefit
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), on behalf of the Government of Canada, will be accepting applications to the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program from Tuesday, May 19, 2015 until Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. Please visit the WD website at WD website for information or to apply.