Project Description

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Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) is a cost-shared infrastructure funding program between the federal government, provinces and territories, and municipalities and other recipients. This program will see up to $30 billion in combined federal, provincial and other partner funding, under four priority areas which include Community, Culture and Recreation,  Green Infastructure, Rural & Northern Infrastructure , and Public Transit streams. 

Program Overview

The Community, Culture and Recreation stream will support community infrastructure priorities across the province, improving access to and/or quality of community, cultural and recreation priority infrastructure projects.

Ontario is supporting community infrastructure priorities across the province. Community infrastructure is defined as publicly accessible, multi-purpose spaces that bring together a variety of different services, programs and/or social and cultural activities to reflect local community needs.

The 2019 intake will include two categories of funding:

  1. Multi-Purpose Category
  2. Rehabilitation and Renovation Category


Up to 73% of eligible costs to a maximum of $36,665,000.

Eligible Projects 

Priority is given to projects that are community-oriented, non-commercial and open to the public

  • Meet community and user needs or service gap.
  • Fosters greater accessibility.
  • Promotes good asset management planning.

Eligible Applicants 

  • Represents good value for money.
  • Municipalities First Nations.
  • Other Indigenous communities/organizations.
  • Broader public sector organizations.
  • Non-Profit organizations.

Eligible Projects

  • Must include a capital component.
  • Must meet the outcome of improving access to and/or increasing quality of cultural, recreational and/or community infrastructure for Ontario and must be publicly accessible.


November 12, 2019

Program Overview

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) focuses on Green Infrastructure, with this intake concentrating on creating a funding opportunity to help small and medium sized communities (populations under 100,000) to rehabilitate critical water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure in order to drive local economic growth.

This stream has federal government directed outcomes supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, focusing on adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change, mitigating climate-related disaster, and ensuring the ability for communities to provide clean air and safe water to their population.

A second intake under this stream will open in Spring 2020 and may have a different focus related to Green Infrastructure.


Up to 73% of eligible costs – maximum funding requests vary by province.

Eligible projects

Contracts must only be awarded after the federal allocation of funds. Any contracts created prior to this will be ineligible.
Eligible project types include:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Replacement/Upgrade
  • Renewal

Eligible asset types include:

  • Drinking water, for example: treatment plants, reservoirs, local pipes including the distribution system watermain and the municipal portion of service lines, pump stations.
  • Wastewater, for example: treatment plants, storage tanks, collection systems.
  • Stormwater, for example: management facilities, drainage pump stations.

Eligible Costs

  • A project must include a capital component to be considered. A project may also include pre­ construction planning and design work; however, planning and design work are not eligible as stand-alone projects.
  • Projects can include an optimization and/or performance review component as part of a capital project on the above asset types.
  • Projects may have sub-components of their projects be considered new/reconstruction, but the majority of the project must be rehabilitation or replacement. For example, if to replace pipelines, the construction of a new/reconstructed road is required.

Provincial Deadlines

Ontario – January 22, 2020 (Up to $3 Million per project)

B.C. – February 26, 2020

Saskatchewan – March 31, 2020


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