Integrated Bilateral Agreement - Green Infrastructure
The green infrastructure stream will support greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions, enable greater adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change, and climate-related disaster mitigation, and ensure that more communities can provide clean air and safe drinking water for their citizens.
Eligible applicants can apply for funding for projects that support the following sub-streams:
• climate change mitigation;
• adaptation, resilience and disaster mitigation; and
• environmental quality
Climate Change Mitigation
Investments to support greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions.
Eligible projects must meet at least one of the following outcomes:
• increased capacity to manage more renewable energy;
• increased access to clean energy transportation;
• increased energy efficiency of buildings; or
• increased capacity to generate clean energy.
• involves private sector for profit transportation services, including inter-community bus, rail, port, and ferry infrastructure;
• involves inter-community bus, rail, port and ferry infrastructure that is not part of a public transit system, unless construction start for the project can occur by September 30th, 2023;
• is an energy retrofit project, unless the energy retrofit project is on an asset that would be considered eligible for funding under the public transit stream, the green infrastructure stream, the community, culture and recreation infrastructure stream, the rural and northern communities infrastructure stream or the National Housing Strategy; or
• involves emergency services infrastructure.
Adaptation, Resilience and Disaster Mitigation
Investments to enable greater adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change and climate change related disaster mitigation.
Eligible projects must meet the following outcome:
• increased structural capacity and/or increased natural capacity to adapt to climate change impacts, natural disasters and/or extreme weather events.
• relocates whole communities;
• involves emergency services infrastructure; or
• addresses seismic risks.
Investments to ensure that more communities can provide clean air and safe drinking water for their citizens.
Eligible projects must meet one of the following outcomes:
• increased capacity to treat and/or manage wastewater and stormwater;
• increased access to potable water;
• increased capacity to reduce and/or remediate soil and/or air pollutants; or
• improved capacity and/or qualify of pathways and/or active transportation infrastructure.
• project is not eligible for contribution funding if it is a pathway or active transportation project, unless construction start for the project can occur by September 30th, 2023.
• A municipal or regional government established by or under provincial statute;
• A public sector body that is established by or under provincial statute or by regulation or is wholly-owned by New Brunswick, or a municipal or regional government.
• 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.
• A private sector body, including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations. In the case of for-profit organizations, they will need to work in collaboration with one or more of the entities referred to above or an Indigenous ultimate recipient listed below; and
• The following Indigenous ultimate recipients:
1) A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act;
2) 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;
3) A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal or provincial that incorporates a governance structure;
4) An Indigenous development corporation; and
5) A not-for-profit organization whose central mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes.
The federal government will cost share up to the following:
• 50% of eligible expenditures for New Brunswick;
• 40% of eligible expenditures for municipalities, regional governments and not-for-profit organizations;
• 75% of eligible expenditures for Indigenous ultimate recipients; or
• 25% of eligible expenditures for any for-profit, private sector ultimate recipients (when eligible).
The provincial government will cost share up to:
• 33.33% of eligible expenditures for projects with municipalities
All projects with total eligible costs over $10 million will be required to submit a Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Assessment and a Climate Change Resilience Assessment as part of the project submission process.
All projects that seeks funding under the Climate Change Mitigation sub-stream will be required a Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Assessment as part of the submission process.
All projects that seeks funding under the Adaptation, Resilience, and Disaster Mitigation sub-stream will be required to submit a Climate Change Resilience Assessment as part of the project submission process.
Community Employment Benefits
All projects with total eligible costs over $25 million will be required to report on community employment benefits generated by the project.