NOW OPEN: Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

Deadline: August 2nd, 2012

Hi Funds Fans, we have a gooder for you today!  The eligibility list for these funds is a wide one, so please share the news.

The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) is a new, two-year national program that will invest $150 million to rehabilitate and improve existing community infrastructure across Canada. It will help to modernize infrastructure and provide broad-based economic benefits to communities.  Maximum Grant: under $250,000.  Deadline: August 2nd, 2012

Organizations eligible to apply for funding under CIIF include: local or regional governments or related agencies; provincial entities that provide municipal-type services to communities; non-profit organizations; and First Nation governments, including Band or Tribal Councils or their legally-designated representatives.

CIIF supports the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure that is non-commercial and accessible to the public. Examples of the type of community infrastructure that can be supported under CIIF include: community centres; cultural centres; parks; libraries; recreational facilities (e.g. local arenas, swimming pools, sports fields, and other types of recreational facilities); tourism facilities having a local impact; and other existing community infrastructure assets which have a local community impact such as connectivity and broadband and local airports.

Important Notes: Applicants seeking less than $250,000 in CIIF funding will receive priority. Total federal funding for a project will not exceed 50% of total eligible project costs. Eligible projects will also leverage at least 50% of total eligible project costs from other sources than the federal government; complete all work prior to March 31, 2014.  The construction of new infrastructure and the significant expansion of existing infrastructure are not eligible under CIIF.

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