Groups in the Columbia Basin that plan to pursue funding through the federal government’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program are encouraged to speak with Columbia Basin Trust as soon as possible to obtain additional support.
Local and regional governments, First Nations, community organizations and other interested parties that wish to apply should connect with the Trust by June 11, 2015.
The Canada 150 program is part of our country’s 150th anniversary celebrations, and will invest $150 million over two years to support projects that rehabilitate existing community facilities across Canada.
A group can apply to the program for up to 50 per cent of total project costs, to a maximum of $500,000. The Trust is willing to consider funding a portion of the remaining 50 per cent, to a maximum of $250,000. The government’s plication deadline is June 17, 2015.
“With Trust support, communities will be able to leverage federal funding to improve infrastructure in our region,” said Neil Muth, President and CEO. “It is an extremely short timeline, so please contact us for assistance right away.”
Connect with the community liaison in your area at 1.800.505.8998 or email the following:
• Northeast Basin: Katherine Hamilton
• Northwest Basin: Lynda Lafleur
• Southeast Basin: Jennifer Krotz
• Southwest Basin: Kelvin Saldern.
• The Trust may not be able to provide Letters of Intent for all projects depending on total requests.
• The Trust may not provide Letters of Intent to multiple applications from one community.
• The Trust may not provide Letters of Intent for the full amount requested even if under the $250,000 maximum.
• The Trust will not provide a Letter of Intent to projects that have already received significant Trust support.
• If oversubscribed, the Trust may provide Letters of Intent only to those projects it deems most likely to be successful.