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Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component Program and Clean Water and Wastewater Fund Program

*The application intake cycle closed February 1, 2017 for The Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) program and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) program. Thank you for your interest in these infrastructure funding programs.


The Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) is a part of the New Building Canada Fund (NBCF). PTIC is divided into two sub-components; up to $9 billion Canada-wide in federal funding for National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) and a minimum of $1 billion dedicated to projects located in communities of fewer than 100,000 residents through the Small Communities Fund (PTIC-SCF).

The program provides Saskatchewan with $436.7 million in federal funding between 2014 and 2024:

  • $196.5 million of the federal funding is for provincial infrastructure projects; and 
  • $240.2 million administered by Government Relations is for all other eligible PTIC projects. 

The Government of Saskatchewan will typically match the federal funding amount for any approved PTIC projects based on a one-third share from each partner.

Canada will provide $11.9 billion in new funding over the next two to three years including $2.0 billion for Phase One of the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), which will provide up to 50 per cent federal maximum funding for eligible infrastructure projects.  Under Phase One of CWWF, Saskatchewan will receive $89.3 million in federal funds for water, wastewater, and storm water projects over two to three years.  Saskatchewan has committed to provide an additional $44.2 million and fund up to 25 per cent of eligible project cost.  The majority of CWWF projects must be completed by March 31, 2018.

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1. How does it work?

The PTIC and CWWF programs provides funding for infrastructure projects of national, regional, and local significance that support:

  • Economic growth for the future;
  • A cleaner improved-quality environment;
  • Strengthening and supporting sustainable communities;
  • Growth in export and trade; and
  • Meeting the opportunities and challenges of growth

To support a wide range of infrastructure needs, the PTIC program is divided into two categories:

  • National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP): for projects that are nationally and regionally significant; and
  • Small Communities Fund (PTIC-SCF): for projects in communities with fewer than 100,000 residents, ensuring smaller communities can benefit from significant funding supporting economic prosperity.
The CWWF program targets projects that can be designed and constructed over a short term, and will contribute to the rehabilitation of drinking water, wastewater, and storm water systems.  CWWF projects would include (but not be limited to) lagoon construction/repair, water main replacement, pumping station replacement/upgrades, lift station replacement/upgrades, water treatment plant improvements, force main replacement/upgrades, wastewater or storm water collection system upgrades and source water improvements.
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2. Who is eligible to apply?

Eligible Recipients
  • A province or territory or a municipal or regional government established by or under provincial or territorial statute;
  • A provincial or territorial entity (e.g. a department, corporation or agency) that provides municipal-type infrastructure services to communities as defined in provincial or territorial statute;
  • A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act; or a government or authority established pursuant to a Self-Government Agreement or a Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and an Aboriginal people of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation; (Note: A proposal for an on-reserve project would be required to demonstrate project benefits extending beyond the reserve community.);
  • A public sector body that is established by or under provincial or territorial statute or by regulation or is wholly owned by a province, territory, municipal or regional government;
  • A public or not-for-profit institution that is directly or indirectly authorized under the terms of provincial, territorial or federal statute or Royal Charter to deliver post-secondary courses or programs that lead to recognized and transferable post-secondary credentials or a public or not-for-profit Aboriginal-controlled post-secondary institution; and
  • A private sector body including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations. In the case of private sector for-profit organization applications a Type A, C, D or E organization must be a sponsoring partner. A private sector not-for-profit organization may not sponsor a private sector for-profit organization. For-profit, private sector applicants will be considered only when the project will be for public use or benefit.

  

Eligible Infrastructure Categories
  • Drinking water
  • Wastewater    
  • Highways and road infrastructure
  • Public transit infrastructure
  • Disaster mitigation infrastructure
  • Connectivity and broadband infrastructure
  • Green energy infrastructure
  • Brownfield remediation and redevelopment infrastructure
  • Local and regional airport infrastructure
  • Short-line rail infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Solid waste infrastructure
  • Passenger ferries services infrastructure
  • Culture infrastructure
  • Recreation infrastructure
  • Tourism infrastructure
  • Civic assets and municipal buildings
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3. How to apply?

To create a new PTIC-CWWF application, submit an online PTIC-CWWF application form using the PTIC-CWWF Application Step-by-Step Guide  to help you navigate each line of the form.  The single application form covers both PTIC and CWWF projects in Saskatchewan.  Eligible applicants may submit up to two applications per intake.

This may be the final intake for PTIC and will be the only intake for Phase One of CWWF.

In order to be eligible for this PTIC-CWWF intake, all applications must be new, including resubmitting previous PTIC applications. Prior PTIC intake applications that have not received funding approval can be updated by the applicant and submitted as a new PTIC-CWWF application in this new intake. Please contact infra@gov.sk.ca if you require a PDF copy of your prior PTIC application.

All applicants are strongly recommended to complete and submit the Ten Year Capital Plan, as this information may impact future funding prioritization. The Ten Year Capital Plan is located at the bottom of the application form.

Errors and omissions on applications must be avoided. Clear, complete and accurate applications will ensure Saskatchewan is able to provide a prompt evaluation of your project. 



*The application intake cycle closed February 1, 2017 for PTIC and CWWF programs. Thank you for your interest.

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4. How will applications be assessed?

PTIC and CWWF applications will be assessed by the same method as the first PTIC intake, which was discussed with representatives from:

  • Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association;
  • Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities;
  • New North; and
  • The Government of Saskatchewan.

It is anticipated that funding requested will exceed program funds available. Eligible projects will be rated according to the extent to which they meet the program objectives and eligibility criteria.

Infrastructure projects from all eligible categories will be considered for funding. However, priority will be given to those projects related to:

  • Drinking water;
  • Wastewater;
  • Highways and roads; and
  • Disaster mitigation.

Scores will be assigned to PTIC and CWWF applications and projects will be prioritized for funding based on their total score.  Saskatchewan will select projects into either the PTIC or the CWWF program, and send the selected PTIC and CWWF projects to Canada for review and approval.  

Following approval by Canada and Saskatchewan:

  • PTIC-NRP project proponents will be asked to submit a business case to the Federal Government for review and approval-in-principle.  Please note that a successful first stage application does not constitute funding approval.  
  • PTIC-SCF and CWWF projects will be approved without submitting a business case application, however further project information may be requested. 

Provincial staff will be available to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants, if requested.

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5. Project approvals

PTIC-NRP Projects
  • If your application is moved ahead in the approval process, the provincial and federal governments will each enter into an agreement with individual project proponents or groups of proponents.   
  • Funding is only finally approved upon the signing of a Contribution Agreement.
PTIC-SCF and CWWF Projects
  • If your application is moved ahead in the approval process, the Government of Saskatchewan will enter into contribution agreements with project proponents to manage individual projects.
  • Funding is only finally approved upon the signing of a Contribution Agreement.
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6. Further Information

If you have any questions about the PTIC and CWWF funding programs, contact Municipal Infrastructure and Finance by email at infra@gov.sk.ca or call us at 306-787-1262.

Learn more about the PTIC-NRP, PTIC-SCF and CWWF programs by visiting the following Government of Canada websites:

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