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Canada Community-Building Fund

Municipalities can apply for funding for projects to build and revitalize public infrastructure.

Overview

The federal government has renamed the Gas Tax Fund to the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF). This name change better reflects the program’s evolution and does not alter or modify its objectives or requirements. Over the coming months, we will update program documents to reflect this change.

The federal CCBF (formerly the federal Gas Tax Fund) was part of the federal Budget 2014, and runs from 2014 to 2024.

The CCBF provides predictable, long-term, stable funding for Canadian municipalities to help build and revitalize public infrastructure while creating jobs and long-term prosperity.

Under the CCBF, Alberta will receive $499 million in 2021-22, for a total of $2.3 billion since 2014-15. In 2021-22 the federal government is providing $244 million in additional one-time funding to recognize the critical role communities play in a safe restart, and to help reduce the risk of infrastructure projects being delayed or cancelled. Municipalities can pool and bank this funding. This provides significant financial flexibility.

Municipalities determine projects and activities based on local priorities within the general qualification criteria set out in the program guidelines.

The funding provided under this program is in addition to other provincial grant funding, such as the Municipal Sustainability Initiative, and non-grant funding of municipal infrastructure.

It is intended to cover capital costs only and may not be used for maintenance or operating costs, debt reduction, or replacement of existing municipal infrastructure expenditures.

Contact

Connect with the CCBF program:

Phone: 780-422-7125
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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