Canada launches new fund to support environmental infrastructure
The Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund will support large-scale infrastructure projects with a minimum cost of $20 million like diversion channels, wetland restorations, wildfire barriers and setback levees.
The federal government has launched the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), a 10-year $2 billion national program that will invest in projects that help communities better withstand natural hazards such as floods, wildfires, seismic events and droughts.
DMAF will support large-scale infrastructure projects with a minimum cost of $20 million like diversion channels, wetland restorations, wildfire barriers and setback levees.
These projects will safeguard public health and safety, protect people’s homes, make sure access to essential services is not interrupted, and help communities protect their residents’ quality of life.
Applicants wishing to be considered for funding under the program will have until July 31, 2018, to submit an Expression of Interest to Infrastructure Canada.
Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, provinces and territories; municipal and regional governments; Canadian public or not-for-profit post-secondary institutions that partner with a Canadian municipality; and band councils and First Nation, Inuit or Métis governments.
For the full eligibility list and other program details, visit the Infrastructure Canada website.