The B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants Program offers two grant options for Indigenous governments and local governments, including municipalities, regional districts and Islands Trust.
Applications for the 2020/21 intake are being accepted until February 20, 2020.
Active Transportation Network Planning Grant
Network planning grants help communities develop active transportation network plans to support active transportation for all ages and abilities. Eligible governments may apply if:
Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant
Eligible governments may apply for active transportation infrastructure funding if projects satisfy the following criteria:
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 Grants 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:
Successful recipients of a grant will:
The B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants 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 Grants 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||Applicant’s Community Profile|
|80%||Indigenous community or local government(s) working in partnership with an Indigenous community|
|70%||Population less than 15,000|
|60%||Population between 15,000 to 25,000|
|50%||Population over 25,000|
Complete a separate application for each project you would like to have funded. Applications for the 2020/21 intake are being accepted until February 20, 2020.
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.
Cost-sharing funding for Indigenous and local governments whose communities have populations under 25,000 to create a network plan for their community.
Apply to develop active transportation projects in your community that improve safety, reduce traffic congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions or improve tourism opportunities.
Complete this form to provide the selection committee with financial information about your project.
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 3 items
Projects must meet best practices for safe infrastructure design. The following resources are recommended:
For information or assistance contact:
B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants Program
PO Box 9850, Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V9W 9T5
5D-940 Blanshard Street Victoria BC V8W 3E6