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Canada Community Revitalization Fund in southern Ontario

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Indigenous applicants to the CCRF may request additional time to submit applications, taking into account that the CCRF is a time-limited initiative ending March 31, 2023. For more information, Indigenous applicants are asked to contact the Agency as early as possible.

Applicant checklist

The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a national investment of $500 million over 2 years, the fund will support not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and other community groups, as well as Indigenous communities to:

The fund is being delivered by Canada's regional development agencies (RDAs). Eligible applicants can submit an application as of June 23, 2021.

Indigenous applicants

Indigenous applicants are invited to apply through the process described below for projects of all types and sizes. Under the fund, RDAs can contribute up to 100% funding for projects with Indigenous groups.

Eligible applicants

NOTE: Individuals, businesses and provincial or territorial governments are not eligible to apply to the CCRF.

Eligible activities

The fund will provide support to:

  1. adapt community spaces and assets so that they may be used safely in accordance with local public-health guidelines
  2. build or improve community infrastructure to encourage Canadians to re-engage in and explore their communities and regions.

Eligible projects will be prioritized in the following order:

Examples may include projects involving:

Further priority will be given to projects that:

Other projects will be considered if funds remain available.

Eligible costs

Eligible costs include reasonable and necessary expenses associated with the activities listed above. This includes, but is not limited to, construction materials and contractor fees for building or improving a community asset. A full list of eligible and non-eligible costs will be included in contribution agreements.

For a list of eligibility criteria, please consult the Application guide before starting your application.

Ineligible costs

Ineligible costs include expenses associated with maintenance and operational activities that typically need to be undertaken on a recurring/annual basis; motorized vehicles; the purchase of a building, and land.

Application intake streams

  1. Scheduled intake:

A one-time special scheduled intake will focus on eligible projects that are ready to proceed. Initial screening will begin during the 4 week period. Assessment of applications will begin on July 23, 2021 (23:59). Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date.

  1. Continuous intake:

Should there be remaining funding after the scheduled intake period, applications will continue to be accepted and funded on a continuous intake basis over the next 2 years or until such a time as the allocated funding is fully distributed.

Financial Support

CCRF contributions will be determined based on the minimum amount required to carry out a project and may represent up to 75% of total eligible costs. Recipients could receive up to $750,000 per project across provinces. In order to reflect higher construction costs and a shorter construction season, recipients in territories may receive up to $1 million in territories. RDAs may also contribute up to 100% funding for projects with Indigenous groups. All contributions will be non-repayable.

Submitting an Application

Start the application process by using the Applicant checklist.

If this fund is not right for you, see what other FedDev Ontario support is available. Review more funding opportunities or visit our business services page. You can also find out more about the Government of Canada's complete suite of COVID-19 relief support.

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