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First Intake New Building Canada Fund Small Communities Fund


Circular No. 14:16
ARCS File#: 195-20


October 24, 2014


To: All Chief Financial Administrators


Re: First Intake New Building Canada Fund Small Communities Fund


The first intake of the Canada-British Columbia New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund (NBCF-SCF) was announced Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Applications are now available online at:


The deadline for submitting project applications online is February 18, 2015.  For this intake municipalities may submit only one application for funding and regional districts may submit only one application per community within their jurisdiction.  A community, for the purpose of application to the program, is considered to be a settlement area within a regional district electoral area.  A community's boundaries may also coincide with an existing or proposed service area boundary.


Communities with populations less than 100,000 are eligible to apply.  Non-governmental organizations may submit applications, but before doing so, must obtain a resolution from the local government council or board in support of their application.  Applications from non‑governmental organizations, such as improvement districts or water utilities, for water and wastewater projects must be made by the local government in which the project is located.  If the application is successful in obtaining program funding, the ownership of the infrastructure and associated assets must be transferred to the sponsoring local government.  Projects that have already passed referendum supporting transfer will be given priority over those that have not.


For a complete list of eligible applicants and project categories please see the provincial program guide.


The 2014/15 intake will include all project categories of projects, denoted by the Ministry responsible:

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

  • Drinking Water
  • Wastewater (includes Storm Water)
  • Green Energy
  • Solid Waste Management

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Highway & Major Roads
  • Public Transit
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Connectivity and Broadband
  • Local & Regional Airports
  • Disaster Mitigation
  • Innovations
  • Shortline Rail
  • Short Sea Shipping

In order to ensure you have completed your application please read the program guide that has been made available on the website.  Applications are to be submitted online through the program website.  Additional supporting material may be submitted through mail or email.
For further information, please visit:


NBCF-SCF Program:
Infrastructure Canada:


Or contact:


  • Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development by phone at:  250 387-4060,
    or by email at:
  • Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure by phone at: 
    250 952-0688,
    or email at:


Original signed by:

Liam Edwards
A/Executive Director
Local Government Infrastructure and Finance Branch






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