The federal program provides funding for municipalities and other groups to retrofit or upgrade community facilities
Infrastructure Canada is now accepting applications for funding under the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings
(GICB) program. The program is intended to support the construction of more community buildings and improvements to existing community buildings through building retrofits to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance structural resiliency. The GICB provides $1.5 billion in funding over five years to provincial and territorial governments, municipalities, public sector bodies, non-profit organizations, and Indigenous recipients.
Currently, GICB funding is divided into two streams:
- Small and medium retrofit projects:
- Improvements to existing community buildings ranging in eligible total costs from $100,000 to $3 million.
- Applications will be accepted and funded on a continuous intake basis.
- Projects will be reviewed on a non-competitive basis, and funding will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis assuming projects meet a minimum merit threshold.
- There is no application deadline at this time, as applications will be accepted if funding is available.
- Large retrofit projects and new community building projects:
- Improvements to existing buildings or new buildings with an eligible project cost from $3 million to $25 million.
- Applications will be accepted through a competitive intake process.
- The deadline for applications is July 6, 2021.
Detailed information on the program, including eligible projects and the application process, is available in the GICB Applicant Guide
. Specific questions can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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