Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

May 15, 2015 13:26 ET

Minister Lebel announces Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (150CIP)

Minister Denis Lebel today announces the Quebec launch of the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (150CIP). This initiative is part of the celebrations planned by the Government of Canada to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation by offering Canadians an historic opportunity to connect with our past, celebrate our achievements and create a lasting legacy for our future.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 15, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

A budget of $150 million will be available to support the renovation and improvement, including the expansion, of community infrastructure across Canada. The 150CIP is delivered through Canada's regional development agencies (RDAs). In Quebec, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) is responsible for delivering the program.

In Quebec, the 150CIP seeks to support non-profit organizations in every region that make infrastructure available to citizens that contributes to the vitality and dynamism of their communities. Thus, the following two themes have been chosen for the call for proposals that will be open from May 19 to June 26, 2015: Proud of our parks, trails and watercourses and Strong, active, united communities.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program builds on the New Building Canada Plan (NBCP), which focuses on economic growth and productivity. The NBCP is the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in Canadian history and one that will generate major benefits for Quebec and its citizens for years to come.

Quick facts

  • The 150CIP was announced in Economic Action Plan 2015.
  • Projects submitted for funding under the program will be analyzed on the basis of, among other things, the speed with which they can be initiated, the participation of other funders and the sustainability of the infrastructure.
  • Non-profit organizations and cooperatives interested in submitting a project for consideration can do so online, through CED's Website, from May 19, 2015, to June 26, 2015 (5:00 p.m. EDT).

Quote

"The 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 is an opportunity for Canadians to celebrate our country's history, heritage, values and future by reinvesting in community infrastructure across Canada. The infrastructure program we are announcing today will help leave Canada a legacy of quality community infrastructure for its 150th birthday."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Related document

See the associated backgrounder (http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/E_PIC150.pdf) for further details on the 150CIP and its terms and conditions.

Related links

Canada 150 page: http://canada150.gc.ca/eng/1342792785740

Prime Minister's announcement: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2015/05/15/pm-announces-canada-150-community-infrastructure-program

New Building Canada Plan (NBCP) page: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html

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