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Investing in Canada update

February 6, 2019

AUMA remains actively engaged with Alberta Infrastructure on this critical infrastructure program. We have received some questions from members and wanted to provide members with some updates.

Alberta Infrastructure is accepting project submissions through the Expression of Interest process for the Green Infrastructure, Community, Culture, and Recreation, and Rural and Northern Communities funding streams. Of these three funding streams, the Government of Alberta has received nearly 600 Expressions of Interest, with requests that exceed Alberta’s total funding allocation by more than 200 per cent.

All Expressions of Interest are being reviewed for eligibility. According to Alberta Infrastructure eligible projects are evaluated for:

  • Alignment with ICIP outcomes
  • Anticipated social, economic, and environmental benefits
  • Impact on community and stakeholder identified needs
  • Project readiness including the amount of funding secured
  • Applicants capacity to manage the project
  • Alignment with GOA priorities

Municipal projects that require a provincial cost-share are also assessed against the availability of funding in existing provincial grant programs.

Prioritized projects will be brought forward through the Capital Planning process for consideration as part of Budget 2019. Following Budget 2019 decisions, successful proponents will be invited to complete a federal Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program project application form. All final funding decisions will be made by Infrastructure Canada.  Just a warning to members that the provincial budget may be delayed pending the provincial election.

Any project costs or contracts signed prior to this federal approval will not be eligible to be paid through Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

Alberta Infrastructure continues to accept Expressions of Interest on an ongoing basis. Applicants can access the Expression of Interest form on the province’s Investing in Canada website.