BC Government Press Release: Funding for new projects that promote CleanBC


Funding for new projects helps build cleaner infrastructure

News Release
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:45 PM

The Province is accepting applications from local governments, First Nations, Indigenous organizations, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations throughout British Columbia for investments in clean-energy projects.

The projects will support sustainable communities, create good jobs and build back a better, greener, affordable post-pandemic B.C.

The funding will come from the Province and the Government of Canada through the CleanBC Communities Fund. It will support locally owned green infrastructure projects that help communities use clean energy and become more energy efficient.

“Investing in green infrastructure, such as electric-vehicle charging stations or clean-energy projects, is essential to providing our kids and grandkids with a healthy sustainable future,” said Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “Together with B.C., we are helping communities in every corner of the province build cleaner, more resilient infrastructure that will make a real difference in people’s lives. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and builds stronger communities.”

Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, the second intake for funding applications is open for projects that manage renewable energy, improve access to clean-energy transportation, improve energy efficiency of buildings or help generate clean energy to reduce community reliance on fossil fuels.

Learn More:

More information on the CleanBC Communities Fund, including program and eligibility criteria and how to apply, is available at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/funding-engagement-permits/funding-grants/investing-in-canada-infrastructure-program/green-infrastructure/cleanbc-communities-fund

Read about the Government of B.C.’s CleanBC plan: www.cleanbc.gov.bc.ca

For more information on the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/Investing-in-Canada-Infrastructure-Program