FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that Infrastructure Canada has launched an open call to non-governmental not-for-profit organizations who will work directly with municipalities, local governments, Indigenous communities and not-for-profit community partners to identify and fund local projects through the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative.
Organizations with existing capacity and reach can participate in this open call for applications. Eligibility requirements include having national reach, experience with the delivery of programs and/or community grants, a mandate that aligns with advancing, strengthening and supporting communities, and established networks and expertise working at the community level in Canada.
Potential projects could include: supporting main street business associations to adapt seating arrangements, modifying recreational facilities to accommodate for physical distancing, building pop-up passage ways for bikes, scooters, and personal mobility devices to allow citizens to move around their communities safely, or developing apps or other digital tools to allow residents to access services remotely.
Intake for local projects will begin only after the organization(s) is/are selected and their Canada Healthy Communities Initiative funding program is established.
Organizations will have until October 16, 2020 to submit their applications.
A call for proposals for specific projects under the Healthy Communities Initiative will come at a later date.
Organizations are encouraged to review the open Call for Applications and consult the Applicant Guide for full details on eligibility and how to apply at: https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/chci-iccs/index-eng.html