On August 5th, the federal government announced a temporary program focused on funding quick-start, short-term projects that respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Resilience Stream will allow provinces and territories to act quickly on a wider-range of pandemic-resilient infrastructure projects, such as retrofits to allow better social distancing.
Applicants submit their projects to their respective province and territory, who then prioritizes and submits to Infrastructure Canada for review.
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In addition to this new program, eligibility criteria for other infrastructure streams have also been expanded for projects that can begin before September 30, 2021. This includes expanding the Public Transit stream to allow public sector commuter ferry infrastructure that are not part of an existing transit system to apply.