Federal and Provincial Stimulus Funding for Infrastructure Projects

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Program overview

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Several Federal and Provincial stimulus funding programs have become available over recent years to help offset the economic impacts of COVID-19, promote recreation and increase accessibility and inclusion within the City of Ottawa. The City has been well-prepared to respond to these programs and ensure that the City maximizes opportunities for funding our infrastructure projects.

The City is currently in the process of applying for new funding under several Federal and Provincial Infrastructure Programs for a variety of city projects. As confirmation of financing is received and approved by City Council, these projects will be added to the list of approved funding programs and their respective projects below.

The City is the recipient of funding from Federal and Provincial funding partners, through the following stimulus funds:

  • Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) – 4 funding streams
  • Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF)
  • Clean Water Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and
  • Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (C1P 150)
  • Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF)

Together with federal and provincial funding partners, the City has nearly 600 active infrastructure projects at different stages of implementation, with a total budget authority of approximately $1.9 billion.

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Programs (ICIP)

The Government of Canada’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program provides funding to communities through the Investing in Canada Plan. These programs, delivered by Infrastructure Canada, provide long-term funding to help municipalities build strong, dynamic and inclusive communities and ensure access to modern, reliable services that improve quality of life for residents.

  • Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) - COVID-19 Resilience Stream: $20 million approved funding for retrofits, repairs and upgrades for municipal buildings, measures to support physical distancing, and projects to support active transportation such as parks, pathways and bike lanes.

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  • Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) - Long-Term Care Stream: $1.2 million approved funding for 4 retrofitting projects at two LTC homes to improve heating, ventilation and HVAC systems.

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  • Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) - Community Culture and Recreation Stream: $16.8 million approved funding for 6 projects to improve playgrounds, pools, arenas community centers, and parks across the city.

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  • Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) – Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS): $8.1 million approved funding for the Chief William Commanda Bridge multi-use pathway and rehabilitation project. The Government of Canada and the City of Ottawa are providing approximately $22.6 M for the rehabilitation of the bridge substructure and construction of a new multi-use pathway on the existing inactive bridge, improving active transportation between the City of Ottawa and the City of Gatineau.

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF)

  • Funded through investments from both the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, PTIF will support the rehabilitation of public transit systems (including O-Train Trillium Line); the planning of future system improvements and expansions; enhanced asset management; and system optimization and modernization.
  • These new dollars will allow us to improve transit infrastructure across our City – from new covered bicycle shelters across our rapid transit network – to the acquisition of 17 new high-capacity buses that will allow us to provide better transit service to the fast growing areas of the City.
  • In the rural area, we will improve bus stops at various locations to enhance waiting conditions and improve cycling connectivity and safety throughout the rural community. We collaborated with Provincial and Federal governments to achieve significant progress for Ottawa residents. Our economy, environment, and every corner of Ottawa will benefit from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

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Clean Water Wastewater Fund (CWWF)

  • Funded through investments from both the Federal and Provincial governments, the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) provides the City of Ottawa with the opportunity to accelerate short –term investments to support the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, including the planning and design of future projects.
  • Money from CWWF is provided through federal infrastructure funding, but managed through Infrastructure Ontario. The Province is also cost-matching for the funding project, up to a maximum of 25 per cent of the total eligible cost.
  • This contribution, while advancing infrastructure investments, supports the delivery of services with the outward focus on community benefit and an inward focus on efficiency and affordability.

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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150)

  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is a $150-million federal government funding program that invested in projects that involve renovating, expanding, and improving community infrastructure across the nation. It was part of Canada 150 Celebrates, marking and celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
  • The CIP 150 initiative enhanced parks and recreation facilities to provide community space for Canada 150 celebrations, as well as build a long term legacy for fostering community involvement and sustainability.

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Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF)

  • The Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF), formerly the Gas Tax Fund, invests over $2 billion each year to Canadian municipalities; Ontario's share is over $800 million. Funds are distributed to communities across the province on a per-capita basis. The CCBF is a permanent source of federal funding for local infrastructure, providing funds to communities twice a year. First established in 2005, the Fund has continually evolved to meet the needs of municipalities and their critical infrastructure projects. Funds can be invested across 18 project categories to address local priorities, promote economic growth, strengthen communities, and improve the environment. Since 2005, the City of Ottawa has received $880M from the CCBF and will receive approximately $120M over 2022-2023. Currently, we have funded $39M towards Infrastructure and $755M to Transit projects.

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