Grant Name: Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – British Columbia – CleanBC Communities Fund

Status:

Currently accepting applications

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Deadline:

Deadline to apply May 25, 2022, at 3:00 PM PT

Description

On January 17, 2022, the governments of Canada and British Columbia committed up to $134 million towards a third intake of the Green Infrastructure – CleanBC Communities Fund (CCF), which is part of the federal government’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), to support cost-sharing of infrastructure projects in communities across the province. This intake supports projects starting in 2023 and completing by March 2027.

The second intake closed in November 2020 and final decisions are anticipated in early 2022.

The CleanBC Communities Fund is a foundational component of the B.C. government’s CleanBC plan, which puts B.C. on the path to a cleaner, better future with a low-carbon economy that creates opportunities for all while protecting our clean air, land, and water.

The CleanBC Communities Fund is a collaboration between the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs in close partnership with Infrastructure Canada

Eligibility

Eligible projects will build tangible physical infrastructure (capital assets) in BC primarily for public use and benefit. Projects must meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Increased capacity to manage renewable energy
  • Increased access to clean-energy transportation
  • Increased energy efficiency of buildings
  • Increase generation of clean energy

How to Apply?

  1. Register for webinar(s) in February and March 2022 to guide your application development
  2. Read all program materials before preparing an application:
  3. Contact program staff to confirm eligibility and program fit
  4. Secure a business BCeID and request LGIS access by May 4, 2022
    (see “Instructions for Accessing the Online Application in LGIS” above for details)
  5. Complete the online application in LGIS
  6. Upload completed mandatory documents with your application, including:
    • Project location KML file
    • Council/Board/Band Council Resolution
    • Detailed Cost Estimate (use template)
    • Site Plan
    • Feasibility Study
    • List and status of required licenses, permits, and approvals
    • Confirmation of Funds worksheet (use template)
    • Evidence of secured funds
    • GHG Preliminary Assessment and supporting files
    • Partnership agreement with a local government or Indigenous government (applications from Not-for-Profits and For-profits)
  7. Optionally, subscribe in the bottom right for email notifications of updates to this page

Funding Amount

Below are the differences by applicant type:

  • Projects from Local Governments:
    • Funding is available up to 73.33% of eligible project costs (40% Canada, 33.33% Province of British Columbia)
      Municipalities may submit one application and Regional Districts may submit one application for each community in their area. A community is defined as a settlement area within a regional district electoral area or an established or proposed service area.
  • On-reserve projects from Indigenous Ultimate Recipients:
    • Funding is available up to 75% of the eligible project costs (75% Canada).
      Each applicant may submit one application.
  • Off-reserve projects from Indigenous Ultimate Recipients:
    • Funding is available up to 90% of the eligible project costs (75% Canada, 15% BC).
      Each applicant may submit one application.
  • Projects from Not-For-Profit organizations:
    • Funding is available up to 65% of the eligible project costs (40% Canada, 25% BC).
      Each applicant may submit one application and must work in collaboration with one or more Local Government(s) or Indigenous Government(s).
  • Projects from private sector For-Profit entities:
    • Funding is available up to 40% of the eligible project costs (25% Canada, 15% BC).
      Each applicant may submit one application and must work in collaboration with one or more Local Government(s) or Indigenous Government(s).

Contact Information

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Processing Fee

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Location/Classification

British Columbia

Community/Economic / Environment / Energy

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