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Government of Canada Launches Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Government of Canada Launches Canada Community Revitalization Fund

This Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a national investment of $500 million over two years (ending March 31, 2023), the Fund’s purpose is to support not-for-profit organizations, municipalities Indigenous communities, and other community groups: 

  • build new community infrastructure and revitalize existing assets 
  • bring people back to public spaces safely as health measures ease 
  • create jobs and stimulate local economies 

The maximum contribution amount per project shall not exceed $750k and applications are strongly advised to be submitted by July 23, 2021. The Fund will provide support for adapting and reimagining/re-envisioning community spaces and maintaining accessibility standards so that they may safely be used by communities; and building or improving community infrastructure through the expansion, improvement or creation of community spaces to encourage Canadians to re-engage in and explore their communities and regions. 



There are 4 priorities that have been identified for the CCRF: Downtown core and main streetOutdoor spaceGreen projects, and Accessibility.  


Eligible costs include those already eligible under current program authorities and include all costs deemed reasonable and necessary for carrying out eligible projects that contribute to achieving the Fund’s objective. Max contribution rate for eligible project costs shall not normally exceed 75%; for assistance provided to an Indigenous not-for-profit organization or a band, the maximum contribution rate for eligible costs may go up to 100%. 


Financial assistance will be non-repayable contributions. The maximum contribution amount per project shall not exceed $750K. The actual contribution amount will be based on the minimum amount required to carry out the project. 


Disbursement of Funding an initial Advance Payment will be issued based on the cost forecast and the final claim will be required to reconcile the advance payment and to allow release of the balance of funds, as required. 


Application Process There is a two-phase application process and assessment of applications will begin on July 23, 2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. 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 two years or until such a time as the allocated funding is fully distributed. 

FedDev Applicants 

To start your application please visit Canada Community Revitalization Fund - Application guide - FedDev Ontario 

FedNor Applicants 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact FedNor to discuss their project with a FedNor Program Officer, for more information and how to begin the application process, please visit Canada Community Revitalization Fund application form and instructions - FedNor