Ontario Construction News staff writer
Infrastructure Canada is accepting applications for new projects through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.
Approved funding will support projects that include new construction of public infrastructure, and modification or reinforcement of existing public infrastructure that help communities withstand natural disasters and climate-related risks.
Municipalities, local governments, provinces or territories, public sector bodies, Indigenous organizations, not-for-profit, and for-profit organizations in partnership with other eligible applicants outside the private sector, can apply for funding. Projects must have a minimum of $1 million in total eligible costs to be considered eligible.
Interested applicants can visit Infrastructure Canada – Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund: Applicant guide to view the DMAF Applicant Guide.
As part of the Government of Canada Adaptation Action Plan the DMAF received a $489.1 million funding boost, surpassing $1 billion available for projects.
“Canadians in every corner of the country are experiencing the impacts of climate change,” said Dominic LeBlanc, minister of infrastructure and communities. “Working with communities big and small, we are investing to help protect communities, businesses, and families from future natural disasters.”