Local Government Infrastructure Grants

Local governments can access infrastructure funding through a variety of grant programs.

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program allows British Columbia to cost-share infrastructure investments between the governments of Canada and B.C, local governments and other partners. 

The Government of Canada is investing $3.917 billion in B.C. infrastructure over 10 years in five key areas:

  • Green infrastructure
  • Community, culture and recreation infrastructure
  • Rural and northern communities infrastructure
  • Public transit
  • COVID-19 resilience infrastructure

COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream

The  Covid-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) is focused on building infrastructure that will help British Columbians with the significant health and socio-economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by responding to the specific needs of communities. The CVRIS is focused on infrastructure that will:

  • Upgrade local government and indigenous buildings,
  • Improve health and educational facilities,
  • Increase physical distancing measures,
  • Increase access to active transportation, and
  • Increase resilience/adaptation to natural disaster events

Learn more about infrastructure funding for COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure.

CleanBC Communities Fund

The CleanBC Communities Fund supports cost-sharing of infrastructure projects that focus on the management of renewable energy, access to clean-energy transportation, improved energy efficiency of buildings and the generation of clean energy.

Community, Culture & Recreation

The Community, Culture, and Recreation Fund funds infrastructure projects that improve citizens' access to, and quality of, cultural, recreational and community spaces.

Rural & Northern Communities

The Rural and Northern Communities program funds infrastructure projects in communities with a population less than 25,000 related to food security, reliable road, air or marine infrastructure, broadband connectivity, efficient and reliable energy, Indigenous health and educational facilities, community, culture and recreation, local public transit, improved resilience to natural disaster events and environmental quality.

Environmental Quality

The Green Infrastructure—Environmental Quality program funds infrastructure projects that support quality and management improvements for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater, as well as reductions to soil and air pollutants through solid waste diversion and remediation.

Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program

The Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) provides fully funded provincial grants to support economic resilience, tourism, heritage, and urban and rural economic development projects in communities impacted by COVID-19.

Infrastructure Planning Grant Program

The infrastructure planning grant program offers grants to support local government in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure. The program is open for applications year-round, and has regular processing deadlines. 

Clean Water & Wastewater Fund

This program provides funding from the provincial and federal governments for the rehabilitation of water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and the planning and design of future facilities and upgrades to existing systems

The application intake is closed—all successful projects have been announced. Funding for this program is now fully committed.

New Building Canada Fund—Small Communities Fund

Program funding is provided by the provincial and federal governments to support communities in addressing their infrastructure needs. The application intake is closed—all successful projects have been announced. Funding for this program is now fully committed.