October 29, 2019

As AMO reported to members through @AMOPolicy on October 25, 2019, applications are now open for the ICIP Green Stream in Ontario. With this intake, all federal ICIP streams have been opened in the province.

In this first intake, municipal governments serving up to 100,000 residents can apply for funding for critical water, wastewater and stormwater rehabilitation and replacement projects focused on health and safety improvements to a maximum of $3 million in eligible costs. First Nations governments serving under 100,000 residents and Local Services Boards that own water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure are also eligible, as are Conservation Authorities and not-for-profits on a case-by-case basis.

The present intake provides up to $200 million in Green Stream funding. AMO understands that the Minister of Infrastructure has written to Heads of Council of eligible municipal governments with additional details including maximum project funding allocations and directions on how to apply. Ontario anticipates launching a subsequent Green Stream intake in 2020, which could focus on other emerging priorities for water, wastewater and stormwater projects and/or climate change and disaster mitigation.

Applications are due on January 22, 2020 for provincial review and nomination to the federal government. Eligible members should consult the Transfer Payment Ontario website for program guidelines and application rules or email ICIPGreen@ontario.ca with any questions.