Planning for the 2022/23 BC Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Program intake is underway.
Successful applications for 2021/22 were announced September 17, 2021
The B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Program offers two grant options for Indigenous governments and local governments, including municipalities, regional districts and Islands Trust.
Network planning grants help communities develop active transportation network plans to support active transportation for all ages and abilities. Eligible governments may apply if:
Eligible governments may apply for a maximum of two active transportation infrastructure grants if projects satisfy the following criteria:
There is a reconsideration application available for infrastructure grants that were submitted in the 2020/21 intake if the projects have not yet been built, are shovel-ready, and remain a funding priority for the community.
The funding is not available for:
Active transportation relates to human-powered forms of commuting to work, school, recreation, socializing or running errands. It can take many forms and is continually evolving as new technologies emerge. It includes:
The B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Program provides cost-sharing opportunities for network planning grants and infrastructure grants. Funding from these grant programs support the development of active transportation infrastructure for all ages and abilities. For example, infrastructure grants fund:
The B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Program aligns with the provincial government’s Active Transportation Strategy, Move. Commute. Connect. This is B.C.’s strategy for cleaner, more active transportation, part of the Province’s CleanBC plan to reduce carbon pollution and build a better future for all British Columbians.
Active transportation infrastructure improves:
The B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Program provides guidance and cost-sharing for B.C. communities to make it easier and safer for people to walk, ride or roll using active transportation modes.
The province cost-shares to a maximum of 50%, or $50,000 whichever is less.
The province cost-shares to a maximum of $500,000 per project.
Provincial cost-share portions are determined by the type and size of community applying for a grant. Eligible and ineligible costs are detailed in the Program Guidelines.
Percent of eligible funding by applicant’s community profile:
Successful recipients of a grant will:
Planning for the 2022/23 BC Active Transportation Grant program intake is underway. Sign up to be notified of updates.
Before applying for a network planning or infrastructure grant, review this detailed description of project eligibility, eligible expenditures, cost-sharing limits and the application process.
Complete these forms to apply for cost-sharing funding for Indigenous and local governments whose communities have populations under 25,000 to create a network plan for their community.Show 3 items
Complete these forms to apply to develop active transportation projects in your community that improve safety, reduce traffic congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions or improve tourism opportunities.
There is a maximum of two applications for infrastructure grants. There is a reconsideration application option for infrastructure projects previously submitted through the most recent intake.Show 5 items
If your project is approved, complete these forms as required by the contribution agreement between the Province and Indigenous or local government and to ensure the release of funds.Show 4 items
Projects must meet best practices for safe infrastructure design. The following resources are recommended:
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For information or assistance contact:
B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Program
PO Box 9850, Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V9W 9T5
5D-940 Blanshard Street Victoria BC V8W 3E6