Project applications will be evaluated based on how well the project meets the program objectives of economic growth; a cleaner environment; and, stronger communities.
In addition, projects will be assessed based on funding history, regional distribution, community size, and the degree to which they meet the following:
- represents good value for money;
- enhances and protects public health;
- enhances and protects environmental health;
- supports sustainability principles;
- consistent with integrated long-term planning and management;
- utilizes best technologies and practices;
- demonstrates efficient use of resources;
- uses new and innovative approaches;
- supports sustainable long-term economic growth.
- is situated within, and advances, the sponsoring local government’s development and financial plans;
- exhibits long-term sustainability, including operational viability, asset management (maintenance), and environmental sensitivity;
- contributes to environmental, economic, community and innovation objectives;
- requires the federal and provincial governments’ financial support to enable the proposed project to be implemented, its scope enhanced (increase in size - expressed in the form of a percentage) or its timing accelerated (by number of years);
- the best available economically feasible technology, if applicable.