Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF)

The window of opportunity for the next round of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) is fast approaching! The budget for this grant has doubled since last year, with an estimated $100 million available to meet local infrastructure needs and improve economic conditions.

Give your Municipality a higher probability of success by working with our team of experts. We will complete the application process on your behalf, on a performance-based fee structure.

We are offering a FREE project assessment to help you qualify for OCIF; this includes a complimentary review of previously declined applications.

What expenditures are eligible?

Capital expenditures on core infrastructure (roads, bridges, water and wastewater, including sanitary and stormwater facilities) projects that are part of an asset management plan are eligible, including:

  • capital construction of new core infrastructure that addresses an existing health or safety issue
  • capital maintenance for the renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of core infrastructure owned by the recipient

Multiple components

Projects can include multiple components. For example, a project including paving, water main, and sewer pipe work is acceptable. This should be clearly identified in the application. Eligible applicants must demonstrate that each component of the project is inter-related and meets eligibility requirements. All applicants will be required to select a primary project type. The primary project type should reflect the nature of the health and/or safety issue the project is addressing.

For projects to be eligible:

  • projects must include a capital component
  • construction should not have already begun for the project being proposed

Success Stories:

  • Township of Malahide received $3,458,519  to relocate a road and watermain due to lakefront erosion
  • City of Sault Ste. Marie received $2,000,000 to complete the third phase of roadway rehabilitation, including adding pedestrian facilities
  • Municipality of Chatham-Kent received $2,000,000 to rehabilitate the Parry Bridge, which will bring the structure up to current standards
  • Town of Petrolia received $2,000,000 to upgrade watermains, replace water services and appurtenances, and storm sewers
  • Municipality of Central Elgin received $2,000,000 to upgrade the Port Stanley Wastewater Treatment Facility