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Province introduces new infrastructure funding for COVID-19

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province has announced that they are now accepting applications from local governments, I…

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province has announced that they are now accepting applications from local governments, Indigenous communities, and not-for-profit organizations for  $136 million worth of grants for infrastructure to help communities with resilience from the COVID-19 pandemic.

These grants are in partnership with the Government of Canada and the new COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS), a new stream under the investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

The COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream will support projects that focus on the retrofits, rehabilitation, and upgrades to existing governments and Indigenous community buildings, COVID-19 response infrastructure, active transportation, and disaster mitigation.

The CVRIS is accepting applications through two ministries:

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, says, “We want to ensure British Columbians are resilient to hazards like flooding, and that means we have to ensure the structural and natural infrastructure is in place to protect communities.”

Until January 27th, 2021, applicants can apply, unless applicants are looking to apply under the EMBC Adaption, Resilience, and Disaster Mitigation program, then they have until January 11th, 2021.

More information can be found on the Government of B.C. website.

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