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Resources for Communities and Local Organizations

Resources for Water Treatment and Town Beautification Projects

 

  • The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund may provide funding to “provinces and territories; municipalities and other entities that provide water or wastewater services as designated by the provinces and territories or municipalities.”

  • The Federal Gas Tax Fund is a permanent source of annual funding to provinces and territories who, in turn, provide this funding to municipalities to support local infrastructure priorities. The page provides information related to each province and territory.

  • The Smart Cities Challenge (SCC) is a pan-Canadian competition open to communities of all sizes, including municipalities. The challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. The first competition in this challenge has concluded. No timeline regarding the next competitions appears to be available.

  • Municipal governments are eligible for the Sustaining Healthy Communities Through a New Clean Water and Wastewater Fund by Infrastructure Canada.

  • The Canada Infrastructure Bank is a Crown corporation that invests federal funds in projects that are in the public interest and generate revenue, by attracting private and institutional capital. As part of the Government of Canada's Investing in Canada plan, the Bank was announced as a tool that provincial, territorial, municipal and Indigenous partners can use to build infrastructure across Canada

  • The Green Municipal Fund.  There are a number of funding opportunities, including grants and loans for municipal environmental projects. Capital funding is available to municipal governments for innovative and sustainable projects, including capital projects that improve water conservation. For further information, you may wish to contact the FCM at 1-877-997-9926 or by email at programs@fcm.ca.

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada has funds that are directed towards restoration and the improvement of environmental quality.  Many of the funds are currently closed. The Environmental Damages Fund appears to be open for proposals and has two funding deadlines per year. This fund is meant to “restore the environment and conserve wildlife and habitats in a scientifically sound, cost-effective, and technically feasible way.”  

Available Grants and Funding from Federal, Provincial, and Private Entities

 

FEDERAL PROGRAMS

 

There is a general search engine for Grants and funding from the Government of Canada.

 

Infrastructure Canada

 

  • The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund may provide funding to “provinces and territories; municipalities and other entities that provide water or wastewater services as designated by the provinces and territories or municipalities.”

  • The Federal Gas Tax Fund is a permanent source of annual funding to provinces and territories who, in turn, provide this funding to municipalities to support local infrastructure priorities. The page provides information related to each province and territory.

  • The Smart Cities Challenge (SCC) is a pan-Canadian competition open to communities of all sizes, including municipalities. The challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. The first competition in this challenge has concluded. No timeline regarding the next competitions appears to be available.

  • Municipal governments are eligible for the Sustaining Healthy Communities Through a New Clean Water and Wastewater Fund by Infrastructure Canada.

 

Canada Infrastructure Bank

 

  • The Canada Infrastructure Bank is a Crown corporation that invests federal funds in projects that are in the public interest and generate revenue, by attracting private and institutional capital. As part of the Government of Canada's Investing in Canada plan, the Bank was announced as a tool that provincial, territorial, municipal and Indigenous partners can use to build infrastructure across Canada

 

Farm Credit Canada

 

  • The FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The program “may provide between $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that qualify in a city, town or Indigenous community with fewer than 150,000 people.” The fund considers both capital projects and sustainability projects. Note that applications are currently closed but will re-open in March 2021.

 

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

 

  • The Green Municipal Fund.  There are a number of funding opportunities, including grants and loans for municipal environmental projects. Capital funding is available to municipal governments for innovative and sustainable projects, including capital projects that improve water conservation. For further information, you may wish to contact the FCM at 1-877-997-9926 or by email at programs@fcm.ca.

 

 

 

Environment and Climate Change Canada

 

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada has funds that are directed towards restoration and the improvement of environmental quality.  Many of the funds are currently closed. The Environmental Damages Fund appears to be open for proposals and has two funding deadlines per year. This fund is meant to “restore the environment and conserve wildlife and habitats in a scientifically sound, cost-effective, and technically feasible way.”  

 

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

 

Universal Broadband Fund

 

After much advocacy, I am pleased to share that the Universal Broadband Fund is now open for applications.

This Fund aims to support projects that extend or enhance household access to high-speed internet services in areas with speeds less than 50/10 Mbps.

Eligible applicants include:

  • A corporation, either for profit or not-for-profit, that is incorporated in Canada;

  • A Canadian provincial, territorial or municipal entity;

  • A public sector body that is established by statute or by regulation or is wholly owned by a province, municipal or regional government which provides services to communities; or

  • A partnership, joint venture or consortium that is composed of parties identified in (a), (b), (c) and/or (d) above;

And, that:

  • Builds, owns and operates broadband infrastructure; or

  • Enters into a contractual arrangement with an entity identified in (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) above to design, build, own and operate broadband infrastructure.

Federal entities, including Crown Corporations, are not eligible recipients.

Canada Summer Jobs

  • To help young people develop stronger connections to the job market, and to support employers through a period of economic recovery, the Government intends to support up to 120,000 job placements through CSJ 2021. In addition, the program will offer temporary flexibilities.

  • Funded employers will be able to offer both part-time and full-time job placements, and the eligible employment period has been extended to take place between April 26, 2021 and February 26, 2022.

  • Furthermore, funded public and private sector employers will be eligible to receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 75% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.

  • Employers from the not-for profit sector will continue to be eligible for a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.

  • For more information and to apply, click here

 

PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS

For more information on grants and funding from the Provincial Government, please contact your MLA

 

PRIVATE FUNDING

Tree Canada

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grant

Wildlands League

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – Southern Alberta

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – Northern Alberta

 
 
 
 
Covid 19

Damien C. Kurek, MP

Battle River - Crowfoot 

4945 50 St  Camrose AB  T4V 1P9

Phone: 1.800.665.4358

Text: 403.575.5625

Social: @dckurek

Email: Damien.Kurek@parl.gc.ca