(Kenora, Ontario – Industry Canada/FedNor) The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), announced today the launch of the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Northern Ontario.
The national program, announced through Economic Action Plan 2015, dedicates $150 million to celebrate Canada’s history, heritage, values and future by reinvesting in community infrastructure across the country, as the Government of Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
“Our government is helping communities create lasting legacies that will set the stage for the celebration of our Confederation’s 150th anniversary. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will support the improvement of key community infrastructure facilities that contribute to the quality of life across the North.” – The Honourable Greg Rickford Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario
As of today, FedNor is accepting applications for funding to rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for community use. Municipalities, First Nations and aboriginal organizations and their related entities, as well as incorporated not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects that will be supported on a cost-shared basis.
For detailed program and application information, please refer to fednor.gc.ca/CIP.
- The national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country. The new investments will support projects that celebrate our shared heritage, create jobs and improve the quality of life of all Canadians.
- In Northern Ontario, preference will be given to projects that: require less than 50 percent of eligible costs; are construction-ready, and; can be materially completed by December 31, 2017.
- Applications are now being accepted on a continuous basis. All projects must be fully completed by March 31, 2018.