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Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure




Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure support projects that improve infrastructure in small, rural and remote communities. Rural and remote communities with populations of 100,000 or fewer can apply for funding to support projects that improve food security, local road or air infrastructure, broadband connectivity, efficient and reliable energy sources.

Eligible Applicants

  • Municipal government
  • Public sector body that is established by or under provincial statute or by regulation or is wholly-owned by Alberta, or a municipal government
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • When working in collaboration with a municipality, a public or not-for-profit institution that is directly or indirectly authorized, under the terms of provincial or federal statute, or royal charter, to deliver post-secondary courses or programs that lead to recognized and transferable post-secondary credentials
  • For-profit organizations, when working in collaboration with one or more of the entities referred to above or an Indigenous government listed below
  • The following Indigenous Ultimate Recipients:
  • a band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act; a First Nation, Inuit or Métis government or authority established pursuant to a self-government agreement or a comprehensive land claim agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and an Indigenous people of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation; a First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal or provincial that incorporates a governance structure; a not-for-profit organization whose central mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes, working in collaboration with one or more of the Indigenous entities referred to above, a municipality, or Alberta

Eligible Expenses

The federal government will cost share for eligible projects up to the following:

  • 50% for provincial projects; or for municipalities with populations more than 5,000 and not-for-profit partners
  • 60% for municipalities with populations less than 5,000
  • 75% for projects with Indigenous partners
  • 25% for private sector, for-profit partners (when eligible)

Eligible projects must be communities with a population of 100,000 or less and must meet at least one of the following outcomes: improved food security, improved and/or more reliable road, air and/or marine infrastructure, improved broadband connectivity, more efficient and / or reliable energy

improved education and/or health facilities (specific to Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action), one of the project outcomes in the other three streams.

Deadline Date

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