About the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program
The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program aims to build more community buildings and improve existing ones – in particular in areas with populations experiencing higher needs – while also making the buildings more energy efficient, lower carbon, more resilient, and higher performing. This five-year $1.5 billion program will support green and accessible retrofits, repairs or upgrades of existing public community buildings and the construction of new publicly-accessible community buildings that serve high-needs, underserved communities across Canada.
The GICB program supports the first pillar of the Strengthened Climate Plan by making it easier for Canadians to improve the places in which they live and gather, including by cutting pollution (e.g. reducing GHG emissions, increasing energy efficiency, building resiliency to climate change and encouraging new builds to net zero standards), making life more affordable and supporting thousands of good jobs.
Infrastructure Canada invites municipal or regional governments, public sector bodies, not-for-profit organizations, provincial or territorial governments and Indigenous recipients to apply for funding for eligible projects. Please note that individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply.
Application Intake Streams
Applicants with small and medium retrofit projects to existing community buildings ranging in total eligible cost from $100,000 to $3 million will be accepted on a continuous basis and funded on a rolling intake basis.
Applicants with large retrofit projects to existing community buildings or new community building projects with total eligible costs ranging from $3 million to $25 million will be accepted through a competitive intake process. The deadline for receipt of applications for the scheduled intake stream is July 6, 2021, 23:59 PDT.
How to Submit an Application
There is a three-step process to submitting an application to the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program.
For detailed information on the program, including applicant and project eligibility requirements and instructions about how to apply for funding, please read the Applicant Guide.
If you are an eligible applicant with an eligible project, you are invited to complete the Applicant Registration Form. The creation of an account will enable you to login to the online application portal and gain access to the application form and applicant support services.
Once the Applicant Registration Form has been submitted, you will receive an email within 5-7 business days providing the login information you will need to access the portal. If you have not received your login information within this time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Login to the online application portal using the link and account information provided to you by email and complete your application. Note that your application can be saved prior to submission as many times as necessary. You are not required to complete the application in one session.
It is strongly suggested that applicants apply online through the online application in order to avoid delays in the processing of your application. Applicants who are unable to apply through the portal are asked to reach out to the GICB program team at email@example.com.
$150 million has been set aside for Indigenous applicants undertaking projects that will serve Indigenous populations and communities. Indigenous applicants are invited to apply through the process described above for projects of all types and sizes.