Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150)

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Please note that this call for proposals has closed and new applications for funding are therefore no longer being accepted for CIP150. We invite you to have a look at our other programs currently on offer. Thank you for your interest in the programs and activities of CanNor.

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What is CIP 150?

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

CIP 150 is a funding program that supports projects that rehabilitate, renovate, or enhance cultural and community infrastructure that is designed for public use or benefit and helps define a community's sense of place, pride and purpose.

In Budget 2016, the Government of Canada doubled its investment in CIP 150, providing an additional $150 million to the program nationally over two years. This new funding will prioritize projects that have a positive impact on the environment and Indigenous communities, foster clean economic growth and support recreational infrastructure or facilities.

In the North, CIP 150 is delivered by the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor). CanNor will deliver an additional $6.4 million, bringing the total CIP 150 funding in the North to $12.8 million.

What types of projects does CIP 150 support?

The CIP 150 supports the renovation, expansion, and improvement of existing community and cultural infrastructure. An expansion is defined as an increase of less than 30% of the existing square footage or footprint.

Eligible projects must fall under at least one of the following project categories:

Construction of new community and cultural infrastructure is not eligible for CIP 150 funding.

CIP 150 project criteria checklist

Table 1.2: CIP 150 project criteria checklist
CIP 150 project criteria YES NO
My project addresses critical community infrastructure needs and leaves a lasting legacy as part of Canada's 150th anniversary.    
My project will have a significant and direct impact on community economic development.    
My project has the potential to directly create jobs in the community during its implementation.    
My project does not involve the construction of new cultural or community infrastructure.    
My project involves a renovation or expansion that requires an increase of less than 30% of the existing square footage or footprint.    
My project supports at least one the three priorities:
  • It is a project that has a positive impact on the environment and advances a clean growth economy
  • It is a project that has a positive impact on Indigenous communities and peoples
  • It is a project that supports recreational infrastructure or facilities
My project improves a facility or asset that is accessible to the public (i.e.: not limited to a private membership) AND/OR benefits a large segment of the community.    
At least 25% of my project costs are going to be covered by sources other than the CIP 150 and this funding is confirmed in writing.    
My project is able to be completed by the fall of 2017 (i.e. the majority of my project can be complete and the facility or infrastructure ready for its intended use by the fall of 2017. Minor finishing touches, such as parking, paving, or landscaping may be completed after this date).    

Where can I find more information on CIP 150?

For more information on CIP 150, contact your regional CanNor office.

More information on the program can also be found at the following links:

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