The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program supports retrofits, repairs or upgrades of existing publicly-accessible community buildings and the construction of new publicly-accessible community buildings that serve underserved and high-needs communities across Canada.
Community buildings are non-commercial community-oriented structures and spaces that provide open, available, and accessible community services to the public. CIGB program will fund two types of projects: Retrofits, repairs and upgrades to existing community buildings, and construction of new community buildings.
Building and adapting community buildings will support climate action by reducing carbon emissions, advancing best practices in greenhouse gas mitigation measures, foster alignment to green building standards nationally and internationally, and encourage best practices in building design for climate change resilience.
Up to $860 million is available for retrofit projects across Canada. More than $430 million is available for the construction of new buildings across Canada:
- Small retrofit projects are those that range in size from $100,000 to $249,999 in total eligible costs.
- Medium retrofit projects are those that range in size from $250,000 to $2,999,999 in total eligible costs.
- Large retrofit projects are those that range in size from $3,000,000 to $25,000,000* in total eligible costs.
- New build projects are those that range in size from $3,000,000 to $25,000,000 in total eligible costs.
How to apply
Applications for small and medium retrofits are accepted on a rolling intake basis. Open to the following:
- All provincial, territorial and municipal governments
- Public sector body
- Federally or provincially incorporated not-for-profit organizations and registered charities
- Indigenous governing bodies
- Indigenous not-for-profit organizations
Large retrofits and new builds are not currently open for applications.