Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program - British Columbia - Green Infrastructure - Environmental Quality

On September 25, 2019 the Canadian and British Columbian governments committed up to $150 million towards the second intake of the Green Infrastructure – Environmental Quality Program to support cost-sharing of infrastructure projects in communities across the province.

Funding under the first intake, which represents a commitment of $243 million by the Canadian and British Columbian governments, is fully allocated.

To apply for this funding follow these steps:

  1. Before submitting an application, refer to:
  2. Determine if your project meets requirements for funding
  3. Determine if your organization is eligible to submit an application
  4. Ensure you have a business BCeID
  5. Complete the online application
  6. Upload your completed mandatory documents with your application
    • Council/Board/Band Council Resolution
    • Detailed Cost Estimate
    • Site Plan/Map
    • Feasibility Study
    • List and status of required licenses, permits and approvals (or indicate if not applicable)
    • Evidence of secured funds
    • For Drinking Water or Wastewater Projects: Water Conservation Plan and a copy of the Council/Board/Band Council endorsement for the plan

Project Eligibility

Eligible projects will support public infrastructure, defined as a tangible capital asset primarily for public use and benefit. To be eligible, projects must meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Increased capacity to treat and/or manage wastewater and/or stormwater
  • Increased access to potable water
  • Increased capacity to reduce and/or remediate soil and/or air pollutants

Further eligibility requirements are outlined in the Program Guide.

Cost Sharing

Applicants must be able to cost-share the project. The federal and provincial contributions depend on the type of applicant.

Local Government Projects

Funding is available up to 73.33% of eligible project costs (40% Government of Canada, 33.33% Province of British Columbia)

  • Municipalities may submit one application.
  • Regional Districts may submit one application for each community in their area.
    A community is defined as a settlement area within a regional district electoral area or an established or proposed service area.
  • Improvement Districts or Water Utilities applications must be made by a sponsoring regional district or municipality. Ownership of the infrastructure and associated assets must be transferred to the sponsor if approved for funding. See the Program Guide for details.

Indigenous Projects

Funding is available up to 90% of the eligible project costs (75% Government of Canada, up to 15% Province of British Columbia)

  • Indigenous Ultimate Recipients may submit one application.