ICIP Ontario taking applications for grants to fund new
The Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) Ontario component
today opened its intake stream for cost sharing the next wave of
community, culture and recreation facilities across the province.
For New Tecumseth it's expected the contending projects for
application is the proposed recreation centre in Beeton, and/or indoor
ICIP defines Community infrastructure "as publicly accessible,
multi-purpose spaces that bring together a variety of different
services, programs and/or social and cultural activities to reflect
local community needs."
The federal government has committed $407 million and Ontario
$320 million over 10 years. Successful applications are expected to
receive up to 40 per cent federal; 33.33 per cent provincial; and 26.67
per cent funding contributions.
Eligible projects are in two categories:
a. Multi-Purpose Category with an individual project cap of
million in total project cost, including new build / construction
projects; larger scale renovation or expansion of existing facilities.
b. Rehabilitation and Renovation Category, small-scale
projects that would improve the condition of existing facilities with a
cap of $5 million. These include small-scale improvements to address
accessibility (e.g., hand rails, ramps, accessible
doors/parking/elevators, wayfinding and signage etc.). And, Small new
build / construction projects of recreation, cultural or community
centre infrastructure (e.g., playing fields, tennis courts, small
Criteria for assessment of projects to qualify for funding
will includei f there is an existing facility in place; provide a
description of proposed/anticipated operating plan of the facility
including details of revenue, costs, and funding received from all
levels of government to operate the facility; and list the distance
between the facility and the nearest facility providing similar
Municipalities have until Nov. 12, 2019 by 11:59 pm to submit
their application and supporting documents. The projects themselves
approved for funding must be completed by March 31, 2027.