Released on November 9, 2021
Today, Saskatchewan municipalities and other eligible organizations may start submitting funding applications for proposed community, culture and recreation projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
"Our government will continue to invest in renewing and upgrading infrastructure to build and strengthen Saskatchewan, create jobs, improve quality of life and position communities for the future," Government Relations Minister Don McMorris said. “We encourage communities to submit their project applications as quickly as possible so we can put shovels into the ground.”
This latest application intake will have two phases:
- Phase 1 is now open and closes January 11, 2022. This shorter period is for project proposals that will be at the "shovel-ready" stage within the application time frame. Projects submitted within the Phase 1 timeline that are unsuccessful do not need to be resubmitted as they will remain in the application process to be further considered in the second intake phase.
- Phase 2 is also now open and closes May 10, 2022. This longer period is to accommodate more complex projects that may currently be at the conceptual stage and require more time to complete applications.
Some types of proposed project applications that would be considered include those that:
- Improve cultural infrastructure, such as museums and Indigenous heritage centres.
- Upgrade indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and spaces.
- Improve community infrastructure, such as libraries, civic centres and multi-purpose facilities, which can house the arts, volunteer groups and service clubs.
Eligible recipients which can apply include: municipalities; First Nations and Métis communities and related governing bodies; public-sector bodies; not-for-profit organizations; and for-profit organizations, providing they are working with Indigenous entities and/or municipalities.
The full eligibility requirements and the online application process are available at www.saskatchewan.ca/ICIP.
These applications will be managed by the Ministry of Government Relations. The provincial government will recommend projects to the Government of Canada for final approval.
Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to submit eligible project proposals under this new intake for community, culture and recreation infrastructure. This will be the last opportunity to apply for these types of projects under this specific infrastructure program in Saskatchewan. This allows for future intakes to occur that focus on other types of proposed infrastructure projects under ICIP in Saskatchewan.
Eligible recipients are also reminded that applications are still being accepted under a currently open intake for landfill decommissioning projects.
Under ICIP, the Government of Saskatchewan secured more than $900 million in federal funding over 10 years, until 2028, to support all types of eligible infrastructure projects in the province.
For more information, contact:Dan Palmer