Apply for funding to invest in infrastructure to protect communities from flooding: Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program
The Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program promotes investment in infrastructure needed to protect communities from flooding. Municipalities can apply for funding from the Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program to support studies needed to understand flooding or construction of infrastructure to protect against floods. You can apply until 7 June 2023.
Use the Flood Risk Investment Infrastructure Program Application Form to apply for funding to support investment in infrastructure needed to protect communities from flooding.
You need to use the funding to create:
- river training and floodway improvements
- floodwater containment and flood intensity mitigation
- studies including mapping to identify flood-prone areas and identification of potential solutions to mitigate flood impacts
You can use the funding to invest in infrastructure not owned by a municipality if you demonstrate that everyone who owns the infrastructure agrees on the project. You can’t use funding for stormwater management.
Projects that include collaborating with multiple municipalities or have beneficial impacts for larger populations are given priority.
The Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program may fund up to 50% of eligible costs for each project. The applicant or other sources need to fund the remaining balance of the project.
Eligible costs include:
- engineering work (like engineering studies, costs for preparing design drawings and specifications, flood risk assessments, mitigation plans and flood zone mapping)
- costs of construction and equipment according to the plans and specifications
- costs of acquiring land and property easements
Ineligible costs include:
- interim financing costs
- costs for stormwater management
- employment costs
- equipment and furniture purchases
If you receive funding from the Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program, you need to submit a Project Closeout Report and Statement of Expenditures within 60 days of completing the project. You also need to confirm that you met the project outcomes.
Accessing the funding
The Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program provides up to 50% of the funding at the start of the project. Municipalities receive the remaining funding when they complete the project and the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing approves your Project Closeout Report.
Only municipalities can apply for funding.
The application needs to demonstrate the project’s potential to reduce flood risks and community vulnerability. It should also show that stakeholders (like neighbouring municipalities, provincial and federal government departments, private sector and homeowners) support the project.
All municipalities involved in the project need to have filed all reporting for any previous projects with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
You need to apply for funding by 7 June 2023. Only money spent on costs between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024 is eligible for funding.
How to apply
- Review detailed program criteria in the Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program Guidelines.
- Contact the Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program to discuss your project idea.
- Complete the application form.
- Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
- Send your completed application and supporting documents by email.
- Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing reviews your application after the submission deadline (this can take 6 to 8 weeks).
How long it takes
It should take 6 to 8 weeks for the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing to review your funding application and let you know if your funding application is approved. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.
There is no cost to apply for the funding, but you need to provide funding (from 1 or more sources) to fund the balance of the project.
Before you start
Make sure you have:
- relevant studies to support the project
- council resolutions from all participating municipalities
- detailed cost estimate for the project
Applications are closed.