Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

May 24, 2016 10:52 ET

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150)-Implementation of phase 2

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announces the launch of the 2016 call for proposals

GASPÉ, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

In its budget tabled last March, the Government of Canada announced that an additional $150 million will be available over two years to Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) in the second phase of the CIP 150. The purpose of the funding will be to support, as part of Canada's 150th anniversary, the renovation, expansion or improvement of community and recreational infrastructure, and will contribute to the achievement of two new priorities: a clean growth economy and a better future for Indigenous peoples.

On behalf of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the Honorable Navdeep Bains, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, made the announcement today in Gaspé.

For Quebec, the budget envelope for phase 2 of the CIP 150 will be $31.2 million. Funding will align with the CED's mandate to ensure long-term economic development in the Quebec regions. Prioritized projects should have a positive impact on the environment and on Indigenous communities. In accordance with the new eligibility criteria, a new call for proposals will be in effect from June 1st to July 8, 2016. The eligibility criteria can be found on the attached fact sheet.

The investments made will rehabilitate and improve community and recreational infrastructure across Quebec. They will help to create jobs, stimulate the economy, strengthen communities and celebrate Canada's rich history and heritage.

Quick facts

  • The goal of the CIP 150 is to support community organizations, municipalities, band councils and Indigenous administrations across Quebec that give citizens access to infrastructure that promotes community vibrancy and vitality.
  • The CIP 150's second call for proposals focuses on two priorities: community infrastructure projects that have a positive environmental impact or seek to improve green spaces, and those that have a positive impact on Indigenous communities.
  • The analysis of projects in the program will be based on the speed of their implementation, the participation of other donors, and the sustainability of the infrastructure.

Quote

"I am proud to say that this important funding responds to requests reiterated countless times by key stakeholders in the community to find a sustainable way of improving community and recreational infrastructure. These projects will be a lasting legacy for our country's 150th anniversary."

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue

Related documents

For more details on the CIP 150 and its the terms and conditions, consult the attached information document.

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