Integrated Bilateral Agreement - Community, Culture & Recreation Infrastructure
Under the federal government’s Integrated Bilateral Agreement for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, New Brunswick will receive up to $46.2 million for Community, Culture & Recreation Infrastructure projects over 10 years.
Eligible applicants can apply for funding to support projects that will build stronger communities and improve social inclusion.
Deadline to submit the Expression of Interest Form is June 28, 2019
Eligible projects must meet the following outcome:
● improved access to and/or increased quality of cultural, recreational and/or community infrastructure for Canadians, including Indigenous peoples and vulnerable populations.
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;
● professional or semi-professional sport facility that is primarily a commercial operation, such as those that serve major junior hockey leagues; and
● 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.
● 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.
● 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 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;
3) a First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal or provincial that incorporates a governance structure; and
4) 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; 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 $10 million will be required to report on community employment benefits generated by the project.