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Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP)

Detailed project applications will now be accepted until 4:30 p.m., CST, Friday, May 15, 2020. This additional time recognizes adjustments eligible applicants have made to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Although 45 additional days are now available, you are encouraged to submit applications as quickly as you can to allow project review and approval processes to occur as promptly as possible. Application processing will begin on March 31, which was the original deadline for submissions. Priority projects will be submitted to the Government of Canada for their review and approval.

All of these efforts will ultimately help approved projects move forward in a timely manner to benefit Saskatchewan communities and to plan future infrastructure investments to help support the economy. Thank you in advance to all eligible applicants for doing their best during this unprecedented situation.

Additional project application intakes under ICIP investment streams will occur later.

Please read the ICIP Program Guide before starting your applications.


Overview

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan signed a bilateral agreement in October 2018 for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). The program will provide more than $896 million in federal funding for all types of Saskatchewan infrastructure projects over 10 years until 2028.

ICIP investments will benefit Saskatchewan residents by providing:

  • a cleaner environment by reducing soil and air pollutants;
  • improvements to drinking water, wastewater and/or storm water systems;
  • increased capacity for disaster mitigation;
  • reduced greenhouse gas emissions;
  • enhanced public parks, recreational facilities and other spaces that make communities great places to live;
  • faster commutes and travel times and easier movement of goods for businesses;
  • better transportation and digital infrastructure for people living in remote communities.

Eligible applicants

  • Municipalities
  • First Nations and Métis communities and governing bodies
  • Public sector bodies, such as utility boards
  • Not-for-profit organizations, such as recreation or community associations and boards
  • For-profit organizations, providing they are working with Indigenous entities and/or municipalities

For additional details, please read the ICIP Program Guide.


Funding

Federal funding for Saskatchewan's eligible projects is divided into four investment streams to help in various ways.

  1. Green Infrastructure Stream – $416.3 million
    • support greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions
    • enable greater resilience infrastructure and adaptation to the impacts of climate change disaster mitigation
    • ensure that more communities can provide clean air and safe drinking water for their citizens
    • decrease the release of pollutants into the environment
       
  2. Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream – $56.2 million
    • build stronger communities
    • improve social inclusion
       
  3. Public Transit Infrastructure Stream – $307.9 million
    • new urban transit networks and service extensions
    • upgrade existing systems to improve the way that citizens live, move and work
       
  4. Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream – $115.9 million
    • improve the quality of life in rural and northern communities by responding to specific needs

The federal and provincial funding contributions will vary depending on the funding stream and the applicant type.

Applicant Type Federal ICIP Contribution Provincial ICIP Contribution
Municipal At least 40% * Up to 33.33%
Non-Profit Up to 40% Up to 33.33%
Indigenous Up to 75% Up to 25%
Private Sector – For-Profit Up to 25% 0%
*Contributions listed above are estimates. Actuals will be confirmed upon project approval from the Government of Canada.

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