Canada Community Building Fund

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has access to a grant funding program called the Canada Community-Building Fund, (formerly titled the Federal Gas Tax Fund). This funding program has been made available by the Government of Canada and can be used for infrastructure projects that support productivity and economic growth, a clean environment, and strong cities and communities (hereinafter referred to as the “criteria”).

The project must be for public infrastructure which provides a public use and benefit component. The applicant must demonstrate that the proposed project meets this requirement and other listed criteria.

Eligible projects include investments in infrastructure for construction, renewal, or material enhancement in each of the following project categories:

  • Local roads and bridges
  • Active transportation – including cycling lanes/ paths, and hiking trails
  • Regional and local airports – airport-related infrastructure (excludes the National Airport System)
  • Wastewater infrastructure and systems that protect and strengthen the resilience of communities and withstand and sustain service in the face of climate change, natural disasters, and extreme weather events
  • Fire halls and fire station infrastructure, including fire trucks

Regional District Board of Directors will consider funding applications from registered non-profit societies and municipalities operating within TNRD boundaries for projects meeting the aforementioned criteria.

Application Process

    1. Download an application form, provide all requested information and submit with all required attachments by e-mail to  
    2. The TNRD Grants and Research Assistant will review the project and work with the organization to determine eligibility (including status as a non-profit society, ownership of the property, if the criteria has been met, project category and eligibility of expenditures, etc.)
    3. Discuss the project with the Electoral Area Director. All eligible project grant applications will be forwarded to the respective Electoral Area Director for consideration.
    4. The application will be reviewed and considered at a future Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board meeting.
    5. If approved, the applicant will be required to sign a funding contract with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and submit further required documentation prior to receiving funding for the project.


Please refer to the Funding Agreement for reporting requirements. Progress Reports, Final Reports and Annual Reports needs to be submitted to the attention of the Grants and Research Assistant at

This documentation is for information purposes only and does not represent a funding commitment by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Further, if your application is approved for funding, this document does not limit the requirements of your Society as detailed in the Canada Community-Building Fund Contract with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.



Grants and Research Assistant


Government of Canada Federal Gas Tax Fund/Canada Community-Building Fund


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