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Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Grants to Canada Nonprofits for Capital Projects
that Improve the Quality of Life in Local Communities

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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

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Grants to Canada nonprofit organizations for capital projects that improve the quality of life in local communities. The purpose of the program is to support infrastructure projects that foster community vitality. Funding priorities include green projects, downtown cores and main street, accessibility, and outdoor spaces.

Eligible Activities

The Fund will provide support for the following project types:

  • Adapting and reimagining/re-envisioning community spaces and maintaining accessibility standards so that they may safely be used by communities in accordance with social distancing and local public health guidelines to help revitalize areas and support future planning efforts. Projects could include community transformation infrastructure to help rejuvenate communities, downtown cores, main streets, and shared spaces.
  • Building (i.e. the construction of) or improving community infrastructure through the expansion, improvement or creation of community spaces to encourage Canadians to reengage in and explore their communities and regions. 

Funding Priorities

Priorities will be given to projects in the following order of importance (for definitions, please see Section C – Application Process):

  1. Downtown cores and main street
  2. Outdoor spaces
  3. Green projects
  4. Accessibility

Should your project not fall within one of the priorities outlined above, it may still be considered for funding.

Other priorities include:

  • Shovel ready;
  • Bringing in other partners to leverage project funding (priority may be given to those projects that require a federal contribution of only 50 percent);
  • Of a smaller scope where the project will be completed within the required timeframe to ensure that the program benefits will be shared broadly;
  • Requesting funds under $500K;
  • Helping communities rebound from the effects of the pandemic and contribute to the reanimation of communities, towns and cities; and/or
  • Demonstrate measurable direct or indirect social-economic benefits
  • Priority may be given to projects that encourage the participation of underrepresented groups 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 197518

Estimated Size of Grant:

The CCRF will provide a $500M investment

Term of Contract:

The CCRF will provide an investment over two years (2021-2022 to 2022-2023) across Canada for community infrastructure projects.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

• Not-for-profit organizations, including co-operatives and business improvement areas (BIAs);
• Municipal or regional government established by or under provincial or territorial statute;
• Local Service Districts, regional districts or similar types of entities that are established as unincorporated units of governance;
• Rural communities that are incorporated but considered non-municipal bodies;
• A public-sector body that is established by or under provincial or territorial statute or by regulation or is wholly owned by province, territory, municipal or regional government and that provides municipal-type infrastructure services to communities; and
• An indigenous organization such as Indigenous-led not-for-profits and organizations which include but are not limited to First Nations as represented by their Chief and Council, Tribal Councils, Indigenous Representative Organizations, Métis and Inuit organizations and Settlements as well as Indigenous/First Nation/Métis Settlement owned organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted through continuous intake process where priority will be given to completed applications received by a July 23, 2021.

Proposals received after that date may still be considered.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

ACOA Head Office
Blue Cross Centre
644 Main Street
P.O. Box 6051
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 9J8
(Courier Address: E1C 1E2)
General Inquiries (toll free in Canada and the United States): 1-800-561-7862
Fax: 506-851-7403
Secure Fax: 506-857-1301
Access to Information / Privacy: 506-851-6203

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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