TORONTO — Eligible municipalities, First Nation communities and Local Services Boards in Ontario can apply for funding through the second intake of the Green Infrastructure stream, which will focus on helping small communities make drinking water infrastructure safer and more reliable.
The Green Stream, with up to $240 million available in this intake, is part of the joint federal and provincial Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Applications opened July 13.
The stream follows federal guidelines to support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions or enable greater adaptation and resilience to the impacts of extreme weather and disaster mitigation.
The deadline to submit applications for provincial review and nomination to the federal government is Sept. 9. Applicants can visit the Transfer Payment Ontario website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-funding-ontario-government.
“The people of Ontario need and deserve reliable and safe drinking water,” said Kinga Surma, Ontario’s minister of infrastructure, in a statement. “The first intake of the Green Infrastructure Stream was heavily over-subscribed. We heard the demand for more investments in drinking water infrastructure in small communities, and we are taking action to support residents living in those communities.”