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COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream ICIP Applications

The COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream closed at 4:30 p.m. (CST) on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS). For those that completed a detailed application, please read the information below.

  1. Overview
  2. Project eligibility
  3. Applicant eligibility
  4. Rating criteria
  5. Submit your application
  6. Next steps
  7. For more information

1. Overview

Please refer to the ICIP Program Guide. It explains who could apply for funding, what projects are eligible and submission requirements.

You could submit only one application as part of this CVRIS intake. However, you also could have been part of a regional project application. Only projects with eligible costs between a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $10 million were considered during this intake process.

Applications are no longer being accepted.

Provincial and federal investments for approved projects will be from existing funding allocations under ICIP in Saskatchewan.


2. Project eligibility

Ensure your proposed project:

  • Is located in Saskatchewan.
  • Starts before September 30, 2021 and will be completed no later than December 31, 2021 (December 31, 2022 for remote communities as defined in the ICIP Program Guide).
  • Has a minimum of $100,000 in total eligible costs to a maximum of $10 million (provincial requirement).
  • Supports public infrastructure, defined as tangible capital assets including temporary infrastructure related to pandemic response, primary for public use and/or benefit, with the possible exceptions of temporary infrastructure related to pandemic response.
  • Asset will be owned and operated by the funding recipient for the duration of the Asset Disposal Period (five years after a project is complete).
  • Falls into one of the following categories:
    • Retrofits, Repairs and Upgrades for municipal and Indigenous buildings, health and educational infrastructure. Please note: Projects should clearly demonstrate that the retrofits, repairs or upgrades are directly related to a building or asset housed within a building. Work undertaken outside of a building (not directly related to the walled and roofed structure) would be considered ineligible.
    • COVID-19 Response Infrastructure including measures to support physical distancing.
    • Active Transportation Infrastructure including parks, trails, foot bridges, bike lanes and multi-use paths.
    • Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation including natural infrastructure, flood and fire mitigation, tree planting and related infrastructure.
  • Will award contracts through a public tender process in a way that is fair, transparent, competitive and consistent with value for money principles. (See ICIP Program Guide for details and exceptions.)
  • Has a clear breakdown for total eligible and ineligible expenses. Costs incurred before project approval, and any and all expenditures related to contracts signed prior to project approval, are ineligible. Exceptions will be given to expenditures associated with Indigenous consultation/engagement or climate lens assessments.
  • Will meet or exceed applicable energy efficiency standards for buildings where a building is constructed.
  • Meets public safety requirements. If the general public will have access to the completed project, it will meet or exceed the requirements of the highest published accessibility standard in Saskatchewan, applicable provincial building codes, relevant municipal bylaws and accessible design guidelines.
  • Application and supporting documents should be comprehensive, credible and feasible.
  • Will be duly authorized or endorsed by, appropriate board, council or band council.
  • Meet all the program requirements set out in Section 5 - General Application Requirements of the ICIP Program Guide and other criteria identified in the same guide.

The following projects are ineligible under this funding stream:

  • Tourism infrastructure.
  • A facility that serves as a home to a professional sports team.
  • A planning project.

3. Applicant eligibility

Eligible recipients under CVRIS include:

  • A municipal/regional government established by or under provincial statute.
  • A public sector body that is established by or under provincial statute or by regulation (e.g. crown corporation) or is wholly-owned by a municipal government.
  • When working in collaboration with a municipality, a public or not-for-profit institution that is directly or indirectly authorized, under the terms of provincial or federal statute, or royal charter, to deliver post-secondary courses or programs that lead to recognized and transferable post-secondary credentials.
  • A private sector body, including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations. In the case of for-profit organizations, they will need to work in collaboration with one or more of the entities referred to above or an Indigenous Ultimate Recipient listed below.
  • A band council within the meaning of Section 2 of the Indian Act.
  • A First Nation, Inuit or Métis 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 Indigenous people of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation.
  • A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal or provincial that incorporates a governance structure.
  • An Indigenous development corporation.
  • A not-for-profit organization whose central mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes.

The following organizations are ineligible to apply under this intake:

  • Schools and school boards.
  • Advanced education institutions.
  • Health authority.

Note: SaskBuilds co-ordinates infrastructure initiatives for provincially-owned assets and can be contacted at fedprovsb@gov.sk.ca.


4. Rating criteria

Projects submitted for ICIP CRVIS funding will be evaluated on such criteria as:

  • Project readiness and the ability to illustrate that the project can be implemented within the required timelines.
  • Potential to enhance and protect public health and/or environmental health.
  • Value for money.
  • Contribution to community objectives and community need for services.
  • Funding need/growth of the community.
  • Technical feasibility, based on documentation provided.
  • Regional co-operation and support.
  • The organization's or community's ability to financially support the project and meet program requirements.

5. Submit your application

The submission deadline was October 30, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).


6. Next steps

Projects selected by the Government of Saskatchewan will be submitted to the Government of Canada for review to determine which projects will be ultimately approved for federal and provincial ICIP funding.


7. For more information

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