09/02/2014

DEADLINE REMINDER – Preliminary Infrastructure Funding Applications Due SEPTEMBER 19, 2014.

Eligible municipalities are reminded that Expressions of Interest for the Building Canada Fund - Small Communities Fund (BCF-SCF) and Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) are due to the Province on September 19, 2014.  Eligible local governments may submit a different application to each program.

Through the BCF-SCF the Governments of Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support infrastructure in municipalities with 100,000 or fewer residents.  Funds are cost shared with municipal governments and eligible for a wide range of infrastructure.

In addition, pre-screen submissions are also being accepted for the application portion of the permanent OCIF program.  OCIF is available to support critical roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure needs in northern municipalities and those with fewer than 100,000 residents.  $50 million of this funding is application-based with a maximum $2 million provincial contribution per project.

OCIF will also provide $50 million through formula funding to eligible municipalities.  Notice of allocations for this portion of the OCIF will be sent by the Province to municipalities in September.

Further information is available on the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure website.