Online Intake Opens for Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program
One-window website lets communities nominate projects for funding, review and report – all in one place
TORONTO — Ontario's Government is working for the people to make the province's roads safer, commutes easier and communities healthier. The province has opened its 'one-window' online source for applicants of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program so that municipalities and Indigenous communities can easily nominate projects for funding under the program's first stream.
"When it comes to delivering core services that matter to people, our government is putting people first," said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure.
The Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is now open to approximately 500 eligible Ontario communities with populations under 100,000 and gives them eight weeks to nominate their road and bridge projects online.
"Our Government is working to reduce administrative burden on local governments, while providing predicable, secure infrastructure funding to address local priorities in the province," said McNaughton. "The 'one-window' approach simplifies and cuts red tape from the process of accessing infrastructure funding."
The application process, hosted on the Grants Ontario website, will handle the application intake, review, nomination, reporting and transfer payment management processes - all in one place.
- Communities can apply for the Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, starting March 18, by accessing a “one-window” source that will handle application intake, review, nomination, reporting and transfer payment management processes.
- General instructions on how to apply for a grant can be found on the Grants Ontario website. Grants Ontario is a proven platform that manages approximately 300 transfer payment programs across the province.
- The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program unlocks up to $30 billion in combined federal, provincial, and local investments in communities across the province over the next 10 years.
- Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33 per cent, or about $10.2 billion spread across four streams: 1. Rural and Northern 2. Public Transit 3. Green 4. Community, Culture and Recreation.
- The first intake for the Rural and Northern stream will be open for eight weeks, and will focus on road, bridge, air and marine infrastructure in rural and northern communities with populations under 100,000 people.