Canada Community Building Fund

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has access to a 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.

  • Local roads, bridges – including cycling lanes and paths, hiking trails, road infrastructure
  • Highways – infrastructure
  • Short-sea shipping – infrastructure related to the movement of cargo and passengers
  • Short-line rail – related infrastructure for carriage of passengers or freight
  • Broadband connectivity – infrastructure that provides internet access to residents, businesses or institutions
  • Public transit – infrastructure that supports a shared passenger system for public use
  • Drinking water – infrastructure that supports drinking water conservation, collection, treatment and distribution systems
  • Solid waste – infrastructure that supports solid waste management systems including the collection, diversion and disposal of recyclables, compostable materials and garbage
  • Community energy systems – infrastructure that generates or increases the efficient use of energy
  • Brownfield Redevelopment – where the redevelopment includes the construction of public infrastructure from any eligible project category or the construction of public parks and publicly-owned social housing
  • Sports infrastructure – amateur sport infrastructure
  • Recreational infrastructure – recreational facilities or networks
  • Cultural infrastructure – infrastructure that supports arts, humanities, and heritage
  • Tourism infrastructure –infrastructure that attract travelers for recreation, leisure, business or other purposes
  • Disaster mitigation – infrastructure that reduces or eliminates long-term impacts and risks associated with natural disasters
  • Capacity building – investments related to strengthening the ability of Local Governments to develop long-term planning practices.
  • Fire Halls and Fire Stations  new build or retro-fits/modernization of existing fire halls and attached building space.

Regional District Board of Directors will consider funding applications from registered non-profit societies and municipalities operating within our Regional District 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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