Government of Canada accepting funding applications for the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program
Ottawa, Ontario, December 5, 2022— Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the launch of a second application intake for the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program.
“Our Government is investing in the public spaces Canadians use every day – places to gather, stay active, and socialize. That is what this program is all about. We look forward to partnering with communities across the country to create a more inclusive, greener country,” said the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.
Under the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program, the Government of Canada is investing in green and accessible retrofits, repairs, and upgrades to improve existing community buildings, as well as the construction of new publicly accessible community buildings.
Provincial, territorial, and local governments, not-for-profit and Indigenous organizations may now apply for funding with a total eligible cost ranging from $3 million to $25 million for upgrades to existing community buildings or new buildings. The online portal, available on the Infrastructure Canada website, opens today and closes on February 28, 2023. Applicants who were unsuccessful under the first intake may reapply.
By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.
The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program is an integral part of Canada's Strengthened Climate Plan. Through the GICB, the Government of Canada will invest $1.5B over five years in energy-efficient, accessible community buildings.
At least 10 percent of funding is allocated to projects serving First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, including Indigenous populations in urban centres.
Applicants with small and medium retrofit projects to existing community buildings ranging in total eligible cost from $100,000 to $2,999,999 are accepted and funded on a continuous basis.
Announced in December 2020, Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan includes 64 new measures and $15 billion in investments towards a healthy environment and economy.
Infrastructure Canada helps address complex challenges that Canadians face every day – ranging from the rapid growth of our cities to climate change, and environmental threats to our water and land.
For information about how to apply to the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program, please contact:
GICB Program Team
For more information (media only), please contact:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
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