Canada Community Revitalization Fund - Quebec

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The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada implement projects to build or improve community infrastructure so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the Fund, with a national investment of $500 million over two years, is to support not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and other community groups, as well as Indigenous communities, as they:

  • Build new community infrastructure and revitalize existing assets
  • Bring people back to public spaces safely as health measures ease
  • Create jobs and stimulate local economies

The Fund is being delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies.

Indigenous applicants

Under the Fund, RDAs can contribute up to 100% in funding for projects with Indigenous groups.

Eligible applicants

  • Not-for-profit organizations or charities
  • Any municipal or regional government, or any bodies providing infrastructure services to communities (e.g. municipalities, rural communities, local service districts, public-sector bodies)
  • Indigenous-led not-for-profits and organizations

NOTES:

  • Individuals, businesses and provincial or territorial governments are not eligible to apply to the CCRF.
  • In Quebec, some organizations are subject to the Act respecting the Ministère du Conseil exécutif (M-30) of the Government of Quebec. These applicants are eligible to submit a proposal. However, if we accept your project, you will also need to obtain the approval of the Government of Quebec before we can fund your project.

Eligible activities

The Fund provides support to:

  1. Adapt community spaces and assets so that they may be used safely in accordance with local public-health guidelines
  2. Build or improve community infrastructure to encourage Canadians to re-engage in and explore their communities and regions

Eligible projects are prioritized as follows:

  • Revitalizing downtown cores and main streets
  • Reinventing outdoor spaces
  • Creating green infrastructure
  • Increasing the accessibility of community spaces

Examples may include projects involving:

  • Downtown cores and main streets
  • Green projects and projects that reduce environmental impacts
  • Improvement of accessibility
  • Farmer's markets
  • Community and cultural centres
  • Museums and libraries
  • Public outdoor community sports facilities and spaces
  • Waterfront and tourism facilities
  • Multi-purpose centres
  • Other existing community facilities for public benefit that have a local community impact and underpin local economies

Further priority is given to projects that:

  • Are shovel ready
  • Bring in other partners to leverage project funding
  • Are smaller in scope, where the project is completed quickly so the program benefits are shared broadly
  • Help communities rebound from the effects of the pandemic and contribute to the revitalization of communities, towns and cities
  • Can demonstrate measurable direct or indirect socio-economic benefits
  • Encourage the participation of underrepresented groups and take into consideration the unique challenges of rural and remote communities

Requests received before July 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. are given priority.

Eligible costs

Eligible costs include reasonable and necessary expenses associated with the activities listed above. This includes, but is not limited to, construction materials and contractor fees for building or improving a community asset. A full list of eligible and ineligible costs is included in contribution agreements.

Ineligible costs

Ineligible costs include expenses associated with maintenance and operational activities that typically need to be undertaken on a recurring/annual basis; motorized vehicles; the purchase of a building, or land.

Financial support

CCRF contributions are determined based on the minimum amount required to carry out a project and may represent up to 75% of total eligible costs. Recipients may receive up to $750,000 per project across all provinces. To reflect higher construction costs and a shorter construction season, recipients in the territories may receive up to $1 million. RDAs may also contribute up to 100% of funding for projects with Indigenous groups. All contributions are non-repayable.

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The application period for this initiative is now closed.

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