Integrated Bilateral Agreement - Community, Culture & Recreation Infrastructure
Regional Development Corporation
Eligible applicants can apply for funding to support projects that will build stronger communities and improve social inclusion.
Eligible projects must meet the following outcome:
• improved access to and/or increased quality of community, cultural, and/or recreational infrastructure.
Ineligible projects include:
• private sector, for-profit ultimate recipients;
• stand-alone daycare facility, for-profit daycare facility, daycare facility associated with a school board, or a daycare facility funded under Canada’s Early Learning and Child Care Initiative;
• religious site that serves as a place of assembly for religious purposes, which includes among others, a site, church, mosque, synagogue, temple, chapel (e.g., within a convent or seminary), shrine or meeting house;
• is a sports facility that serves as a home facility for a professional or semi-professional sport team, such as those that serve major junior hockey leagues;
• elements of an eligible project that include dedicated spaces for healthcare, education, or tourism purposes; provincial or municipal services; or for-profit uses are ineligible for contribution funding under this agreement, except for dedicated healthcare or education spaces that benefit indigenous people by advancing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, as approved by Canada.
• A municipal or regional government established by or under provincial statute;
• 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.
• 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.
• A private sector body, including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations. In the case of for-profit organizations, they will need to work in collaboration with one or more of the entities referred to above or an Indigenous ultimate recipient listed below; and
• The following Indigenous ultimate recipients:
1) A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act;
2) A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government or authority established pursuant to a self-government agreement or a comprehensive land claim agreement between His Majesty the King in Right of Canada and an Indigenous people of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation;
3) A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal or provincial that incorporates a governance structure;
4) An Indigenous development corporation; and
5) A not-for-profit organization whose central mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes.
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; or
• 75% of eligible expenditures for Indigenous ultimate recipients.
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.
Community Employment Benefits
All projects with total eligible costs over $25 million will be required to report on community employment benefits generated by the project.