Small Communities Fund – Open for Business

August 26, 2014


Small Communities Fund – Open for Business


Owen Sound, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is encouraging all eligible recipients to apply for funding through the Small Communities Fund, part of the New Building Canada Fund, to support local infrastructure projects. The Government of Ontario recently announced that applications will now be accepted.


The Small Communities Fund will be providing $1 billion for projects in municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents. Within the framework of the Small Communities Fund, it is the jurisdiction of the province to work with their municipalities to prioritize infrastructure projects and submit them to the federal government for funding.


The Small Communities Fund will support infrastructure projects in the following categories:


–       Highways and major roads;

–       Public transit;

–       Disaster mitigation infrastructure;

–       Connectivity and broadband;

–       Innovation;

–       Wastewater;

–       Green energy;

–       Drinking water;

–       Solid waste management;

–       Brownfield redevelopment;

–       Local and regional airports;

–       Short line rail;

–       Short sea shipping;

–       Northern infrastructure


“I strongly encourage all eligible recipients to apply for support from the Federal Government for local infrastructure in our communities,” said Miller. “The Small Communities Fund directly targets municipalities with less than 100,000 residents and could certainly help fund projects that would benefit residents in Bruce and Grey counties.”


Eligible recipients include:

–       Municipal or regional governments;

–       Provincial/territorial entities;

–       First Nations Band Councils;

–       Public sector bodies;

–       Private sector bodies (this includes for profit and not-for-profit organizations whose application is supported by a municipal/regional government)


For more information on how to apply please visit;