Application status: Open until November 30 for funding in the following year
The Local Road Bridge (LRB) Program is one of 4 funding streams of the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program. It provides funding to municipalities for local bridge projects, including engineering, maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement.
Funding is determined each budget cycle. Private sector contractors and suppliers must be used to carry out all work.
Funding for approved projects is cost-shared:
- 75% provincial contribution for eligible costs
- 25% municipal contribution for eligible costs
Eligible applicants can also apply for federal funding to support local transportation infrastructure projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Rural and Northern Communities stream.
Proposed projects are reviewed to ensure they meet program criteria. Projects are then rated on a provincewide, competitive basis and evaluated on:
- basic need
- impacts on the overall transportation network
- the current condition of the infrastructure
- total traffic volumes
- truck traffic volumes
- cost effectiveness and efficiency
- collaboration or partnership with industry or other municipalities or Metis Settlements
- economic, social, environmental or innovation benefits
- use of alternate sources to fund the project (federal or private investment)
The following are eligible to apply:
- summer villages
- specialized municipalities outside the defined urban service area
- municipal districts
- the special areas
- Metis Settlements
The following are not eligible to apply:
- private organizations
- non-government agencies
- charitable societies
- non-government operating authorities
The following projects are eligible for this grant:
- activities to improve existing bridges and bridge-size culverts, including engineering, maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement
- roads must be open to all publicly-licensed vehicles and not subject to municipal general user fees
Projects are evaluated on:
- risk of failure
- risk of delay
- local impact (including length of detour)
- local priority
The cost of the infrastructure is compared to the benefits of the project.
Projects with other funding sources, such as federal or private industry contributions, are scored higher than those with municipal funding only.
The following projects are not eligible for this grant:
- new bridges
- new bridges may be eligible under the Resource Road Program
- road approaches
This grant will not cover the following costs:
- administrative activities
- construction equipment
- financing expenses
- legal fees or costs
- right-of-ways or easements
How to apply
Step 1. Read the guidelines
Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program Guidelines
Step 2. Complete the application package
Include the following documents in your application package:
- cover letter
- basic Information
- project benefits
- project information
See guidelines for details on the document requirements.
For the Local Road Bridge Program, you must complete the Local Road Bridge Funding Request form (PDF, 309 KB).
Step 3. Submit the application package
Applications may be submitted:
- online through the Municipal Grants Management Application
- in person or by mail to your local Transportation Regional Office
Municipalities must advise their regional office of online submissions.
Find your region by checking the Municipalities, Locations and Corresponding Transportation Regions list (PDF, 608 KB)
After you apply
Applicants will be notified in writing about the status of their application.
Municipalities must provide a final report which summarizes expenditures for all approved projects and includes:
- final payment claim
- copies of all invoices
- construction completion certificate
- photos of the completed project
- the project’s return on investment, including measurement of the impact of the investment on regional economic growth, job creation numbers, improved safety and access, increased functionality of the facility, and other benefits
Local Road Bridge Program grants to municipalities
For more information about the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program, find your region by checking the Municipalities, Locations and Corresponding Transportation Regions list (PDF, 608 KB), then contact your local Regional Office.
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