Apply for funding to support high priority municipal infrastructure projects: Provincial Capital Assistance Program
The Provincial Capital Assistance Program supports investment in high priority municipal infrastructure projects. Municipalities can apply for funding from the Provincial Capital Assistance Program to help reduce the cost of infrastructure projects. You can apply until 7 June 2023.
Apply for funding from the Provincial Capital Assistance Program to support the cost of high priority municipal infrastructure projects.
You need to use the funding for municipally owned infrastructure projects like:
- water supply
- sewage disposal
- solid waste management
Projects that address critical capacity issues or reduce or eliminate actual and potential environmental and health problems in the municipality are given priority. Priority is also given to projects that include collaborating with multiple municipalities or have beneficial impacts for larger populations.
The Provincial Capital Assistance 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, including preliminary engineering studies, cost for preparing design drawings and specifications, and costs of construction inspection and administration
- costs of construction and equipment according to the plans and specifications
- costs of acquiring land
- costs of acquiring property easements where the land remains with the land owner, but the municipality is given the right to use the land
Ineligible costs include:
- interim financing costs
- employment costs
- equipment and furniture purchases
If you receive funding from the Provincial Capital Assistance 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 Provincial Capital Assistance 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 that the project is a high priority for the municipality. It also needs to indicate if the project will address critical capacity issues or reduce or eliminate serious environmental and health problems within the municipality.
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 Provincial Capital Assistance Program Guidelines.
- Contact the Provincial Capital Assistance 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 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
- required council resolutions from all participating municipalities
- detailed cost estimate for the project
Applications are closed.