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Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

Organizations were able to apply for funding for projects that build prosperous communities and transition to a clean economy.

Overview

The governments of Canada and Alberta are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments that will build inclusive and prosperous communities, as well as support a low carbon, green economy - leading to a higher quality of life for all Canadians.

Through the federal government's Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), Alberta is receiving $3.65 billion over the next 10 years (2018-28). These projects will be cost-shared with the Alberta government, municipalities and other partners.

Program update (March 2021)

We are no longer accepting Expressions of Interest for funding from any of the streams.

To date, ICIP funding has approved 78 projects in over 30 Alberta constituencies.

These projects fall under the funding streams:

  • Green Infrastructure
  • Community, Culture, and Recreation
  • Rural and Northern Communities
  • Public Transit

See the list of Announced Federally Approved Projects (PDF, 374 KB).

In August 2020, the federal government announced the new COVID-19 Resilience funding stream. This short-term, targeted COVID-19 stream does not provide new money to provinces. Instead, it gives provinces a better cost sharing agreement with the federal government and offers more flexibility as to how provinces use their remaining ICIP funds.

The COVID-19 stream targets a broad range of projects that can be actioned and completed quickly to support employment and economic activity to help offset challenges brought on by the pandemic.

We transferred the ICIP funding remaining in the Green Infrastructure, Community, Culture, and Recreation, and Rural and Northern Communities streams, to the COVID-19 stream.

Funding will be used for capital maintenance and renewal improvements to public infrastructure as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan to build, diversify, and create tens of thousands of jobs in our province.

In February 2021, Alberta received COVID-19 stream approval for 2 bundles of 7 capital maintenance and renewal projects for 6 government-owned facilities in Calgary, Edmonton and Wetaskiwin.

In March 2021, approval was received for 61 projects that will create and maintain active transportation infrastructure as well as provide repairs and upgrades to recreation and community centres, municipal buildings, and health care facilities across the province.

Alberta is finalizing additional project submissions that may include capital maintenance and renewal for health and seniors facilities and is working towards receiving federal approval on all submissions by early spring.

Funding streams

Applications for Community, Culture and Recreation, Green Infrastructure, and Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure are now closed. Eligible organizations were able to apply for funding under the following streams.

Eligible municipalities can apply for funding to improve and expand existing public transit systems.
Eligible organizations were able to apply for funding for projects that protect the environment and support Canada's transition to a clean economy.
Eligible organizations were able to apply for funding for projects that improve infrastructure in small, rural and remote communities.
Eligible organizations were able to apply for funding for projects that build stronger communities and improve social inclusion.

Contact

Email: [email protected]