in Canada Infrastructure Program

INVESTING

The Rural and Northern Communities (RNC) Program was established to ensure the unique needs of British Columbia’s small, rural and remote communities are met – supporting their wide range of infrastructure priorities.

 

On June 25, 2020, the Canadian and British Columbian governments committed up to $58.7 million towards the second intake of the RNC Program to support cost-sharing of infrastructure projects in communities across the province.

 

This intake is designed to target projects starting in 2021 or 2022.

Funding under the first intake, which represented a commitment of up to $95 million by the Canadian and British Columbian governments, is fully allocated, with approvals underway.

$58.7 Million

Towards the second intake of the RNC Program to support cost-sharing of infrastructure projects in communities across the province.

 

This intake is designed to target projects starting in 2021 or 2022.

 

Funding under the first intake, which represented a commitment of up to $95 million by the Canadian and British Columbian governments, is fully allocated, with approvals underway.

Deadline to Apply

The Program Guide has been revised for the second application intake, 

The deadline for the second intake application is:

 

October 22, 2020 (11:59pm PDT).

                                                          

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APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1

Organization Eligibility

Local Governments

Not-For-Profit

For-Profit

Indigenous Ultimate Recipient*

- A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act.

- A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government or authority established pursuant to a self-government agreement or a comprehensive land claim agreement.

- A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal or provincial that incorporates a governance structure.

- A Not-for-Profit organization whose central mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes, working in collaboration with one or more of the Indigenous entities referred to above, a local government, or British Columbia.

*Please note: The is a brief summary of the complete application information requirements.

CLICK HERE To download the full version of the Program Guide

STEP 2

Project Financing and Cost Sharing

Applicants must be prepared to finance project construction, cost-share the project, and cover any cost over-runs. The program is claims based.

The total federal and provincial contributions depend on the type of applicant. 

Local Governments 

Up to 100% of eligible project costs, for Populations Less Than 5,000.

Up to 90% of eligible project costs, for populations between 5,000 and 25,000.

 

Not-For-Profit

Funding is available up to 75% of the eligible project costs.

For-Profit

Funding is available up to 40% of the eligible project costs.

Indigenous Ultimate Recipient*

Funding is available up to 100% of the eligible project costs.

STEP 3

Project Eligibility

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

 

The core outcomes specific to the RNC program are:

  • Improved food security

  • Improved and/or more reliable road, air and marine infrastructure

  • Improved broadband connectivity

  • More efficient and/or reliable energy

  • Improved education and/or health facilities (specific to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action)

STEP 4

Consultation and Support

Eligible costs will include:

 

- The costs of Indigenous consultation, and where appropriate, accommodation

- A maximum of 15% of total funding award may be allocated to management consulting services.

IMPORTANT

Proponents may be required to consult with Indigenous groups if the project is in an area where Indigenous communities have potential or established Indigenous or Treaty rights.

 

It is the responsibility of the Proponent to determine whether the project requires consultation with Indigenous groups. Information must be provided to program staff on whether the project will be subject to Indigenous Consultation.

STEP 5

Submission Ready?

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