The Federal 2014 Budget tabled on February 11, 2014, contains provisions for several new infrastructure grant structures including the New Building Canada Fund (NBCF) consisting of $14 billion of federal funding. The two major components are:
- The $4-billion National Infrastructure Component (NIC). Currently, the Government of Canada is taking applications for the NIC and information on applying is at http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/apply-application-eng.html.
- The $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC), which is divided into two sub-components; $9-billion for National and Regional projects (PTIC-NRP), and $1-billion dedicated to projects located in communities of fewer than 100,000 residents through the Small Communities Fund (PTIC-SCF).
The amount of federal funding allocated to Saskatchewan under PTIC is $437 million over 10 years. Find more information from the Government of Canada on PTIC.
The Government of Saskatchewan became aware of new PTIC program design information during Canada's New Building Canada Fund News Release on March 28, 2014. Saskatchewan and Canada are currently negotiating PTIC program details. Until an agreement is reached, the Government of Saskatchewan will not be taking applications for PTIC.
The negotiation and implementation of a new 10 year municipal infrastructure program will take time, and provincial officials are working diligently to move forward as quickly as possible. We are not in a position to provide estimated timelines for program rollout at this time. As more information becomes available, the Ministry of Government Relations will be in contact with its municipal partners to provide more detail.