CCBF - Municipal Strategic Component
The Municipal Strategic Component (MSC) of the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) was developed to assist municipalities with funding projects that are of particular significance to the overall benefit of municipal and provincial governments.
The fund will provide $13.6 million to strategic infrastructure projects during the period of 2019 to 2024. Funding is accessed through a merit-based application system. For an application to be approved, the project must provide significant benefits to the municipality, and/or the region, and/or the province.
While all CCBF project categories are eligible for MSC funding the following three categories are first priority: Wastewater, Drinking Water, and Capacity Building (projects investing in growth management and/or land-use planning).
Funding for Official Plans and Land Use Bylaws
The Municipal Strategic Component will fund up to 90% of eligible costs for Official Plans and Land Use Bylaws for municipalities that do not have an Official Plan or Land Use Bylaw in place already.
How to Apply
There are two application intakes every year (spring and fall). The deadline for application submissions in the fall is the fourth Friday of September and the deadline for spring applications is the third Friday in March. If you are interested in applying, contact the Infrastructure Secretariat at 902-626-8757 for further instruction.