2007 Local Government Infrastructure Planning Grant Program
Circular No. 07:02
ARCS File#: 195-20
January 11, 2007
To: All Local Government Financial Administrators, Engineers and Planners
Re: 2007 Local Government Infrastructure Planning Grant Program
The Infrastructure Planning Grant Program (the Program) offers grants up to $10,000 to help
local governments plan, design and manage infrastructure. The Program can assist in the development
of plans and studies that will improve public health and safety, enhance environment protection and
increase infrastructure sustainability. Funding is available for projects that support improved
water, sewer, drainage and other environmental infrastructure. Community energy planning and
transportation projects that aim to reduce automobile dependency are also eligible to receive funding.
In addition to selection criteria established by the Province of British Columbia, preference will be
given to applications that will lead to eventual capital projects and those that promote innovation, build
partnerships, generate transferable knowledge and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Local governments that are involved in proactive infrastructure planning are better prepared to take
advantage of capital grant programs. The Program can be used to help develop the comprehensive plans and
feasibility studies that are often key to the success of a capital grant application. Furthermore, such
documents are a mandatory requirement of some capital grant programs (e.g. Municipal Rural Infrastructure
Fund, LocalMotion Fund).
The first round of approvals for the 2007 Program will be based on applications received by March 15. Program
documents can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website at:
Local governments are encouraged to submit applications on behalf of organizations such as improvement districts,
registered water utilities, or other small water systems if they have been approached by these groups to assist
them to benefit from the Program. Please see the Program Guide for more information regarding such partnerships.
Original signed by:
Infrastructure and Engineering