COVID-19 Updates: State of public health emergency declared.
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 10 years (2018-28). These projects will be cost-shared with the Alberta government, municipalities and other partners.
Program update – August 2021
As Alberta’s ICIP funding has been fully allocated, we are no longer accepting Expressions of Interest, including the ICIP COVID-19 Resilience funding stream.
To date, ICIP funding has approved 84 projects in over 30 Alberta constituencies under these 4 streams:
- Green Infrastructure
- Community, Culture, and Recreation
- Rural and Northern Communities
- Public Transit
See the list of Announced Federally Approved Projects (PDF, 559 KB).
In August 2020, the federal government announced the new COVID-19 Resilience funding stream. This stream did not provide new money to provinces. Instead, it gave provinces a better cost sharing agreement with the federal government and offered more flexibility as to how provinces could use their remaining ICIP funds.
The COVID-19 stream targeted a broad range of projects that could be actioned and completed quickly to support employment and economic activity to help offset challenges brought on by the pandemic.
We chose to use this stream for shovel-ready capital maintenance and renewal projects to improve health and seniors care facilities, and other publicly owned infrastructure. This investment supports Alberta’s Recovery Plan to build, diversify and create tens of thousands of jobs in our province.
Together the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta have announced dozens of project approvals through the COVID-19 stream:
- Canada and Alberta invest in public facility upgrades, flood prevention, active transportation and outdoor recreation spaces in ten communities – August 10, 2021
- Infrastructure upgrades boost economy, support jobs – June 2, 2021
- Canada and Alberta invest in infrastructure projects to improve recreation, active transportation, and emergency response in four communities – May 17, 2021
- Canada and Alberta invest in projects to support communities and improve the quality of health care facilities – May 14, 2021
- Canada and Alberta invest in projects to support communities and improve the quality and sustainability of public facilities – March 16, 2021
- Infrastructure projects support jobs, economy – February 12, 2021
In April 2021, the federal government announced additional funding of $150 million to the COVID-19 stream for air quality and ventilation projects that help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
We allocated our portion of federal funding, which is about $11 million, to support improvements in provincial infrastructure. There will be no intake for organizations to apply for this funding.
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.
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