Integrated Bilateral Agreement - Green Infrastructure
Under the federal government’s Integrated Bilateral Agreement for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, New Brunswick will receive up to $347.2 million for Green Infrastructure projects over 10 years.
Eligible applicants can apply for funding for projects that support the following sub-streams:
- climate change mitigation;
- adaptation, resilience and disaster mitigation; and
- environmental quality.
Climate Change Mitigation
Investments to support greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions
Eligible projects must meet at least one of the following outcomes:
- increased capacity to manage more renewable energy;
- increased access to clean energy transportation;
- increased energy efficiency of buildings; or
- increased generation of clean energy
Ineligible projects include:
- inter-city bus, rail, port and ferry infrastructure that are not part of a public transit system;
- energy retrofit projects, with some exceptions;
- emergency services infrastructure; or
- projects eligible under Low Carbon Economy Fund.
Adaptation, Resilience and Disaster Mitigation
Investments to enable greater adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change and climate change related disaster mitigation.
Eligible projects must meet the following outcome:
- increased structural and/or increased natural capacity to adapt to climate change impacts, natural disasters and/or extreme weather events.
Ineligible projects include:
- relocation of whole communities;
- addresses seismic risks; or
- emergency services infrastructure.
Investments to ensure that more communities can provide clean air and safe drinking water for their citizens.
Eligible projects must meet one of the following outcomes:
- increased capacity to treat and/or manage wastewater and stormwater;
- increased access to potable water; or
- increased capacity to reduce and/or remediate soil and/or air pollutants
- A municipal or regional government.
- A public sector body that is established by or under provincial statute or by regulation or is wholly-owned by New Brunswick, or a municipal or regional government.
- Not-for-profit organizations.
- When working in collaboration with a municipality, a public or not-for-profit institution that is directly or indirectly authorized, under the terms of provincial or federal statute, or royal charter, to deliver post-secondary courses or programs that lead to recognized and transferable post-secondary credentials.
- For-profit organizations, when working in collaboration with one or more of the entities referred to above or an Indigenous government listed below.
- The following Indigenous ultimate recipients:
- a band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act;
- a First Nation, Inuit or Métis government or authority established
pursuant to a self-government agreement or a comprehensive land claim
agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and an
Indigenous people of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and
declared valid by federal legislation;
- a First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under
legislation whether federal or provincial that incorporates a governance
- a not-for-profit organization whose central mandate is to improve
Indigenous outcomes, working in collaboration with one or more of the
Indigenous entities referred to above, a municipality, or New Brunswick.
The federal government will cost share up to the following:
- 50% of eligible expenditures for New Brunswick;
- 40% of eligible expenditures for municipalities, regional governments and not-for-profit organizations;
- 75% of eligible expenditures for Indigenous ultimate recipients; or
- 25% of eligible expenditures for any for-profit, private sector ultimate recipients (when eligible).
The provincial government will cost share up to:
- 33.33% of eligible expenditures for projects with municipalities.
All projects with total eligible costs over $10 million will be required to submit a Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Assessment and a Climate Change Resilience Assessment as part of the project submission process.
All projects that seeks funding under the Climate Change Mitigation sub-stream will be required a Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Assessment as part of the submission process.
All projects that seeks funding under the Adaptation, Resilience, and Disaster Mitigation sub-stream will be required to submit a Climate Change Resilience Assessment as part of the project submission process.
Community Employment Benefits
All projects with total eligible costs over $10 million will be required to report on community employment benefits generated by the project
Contact Information: RDC-SDR@gnb.ca