PHASE THREE: LAST-MILE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The high cost of providing infrastructure for citizens in and around rural and remote communities in B.C. has been identified by municipal governments, First Nations, Regional Districts, regional Internet service providers, and community advocates as one of the key barriers to expanding internet services. The Connecting British Columbia program helps pay for infrastructure required to deliver high-speed Internet connectivity to rural and remote areas of the province.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Connecting British Columbia program is currently accepting applications for Phase Three of the program. Funds are available to help internet service providers and regional and local governments connect people in rural and Indigenous communities with high-speed internet.

The current funding intake closes September 15, 2020.

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FUNDING PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

LAST-MILE FUNDING

This funding is for last-mile projects to ensure that infrastructure investments are, to the extent possible, coordinated, scalable, provide value for money and achieve priority objectives for the region.

TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

This funding is for new infrastructure projects, upgrades to existing infrastructure or expanding existing transport infrastructure to ensure that these investments are, to the extent possible, coordinated, scalable, provide value for money and achieve priority objectives for the region.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The program will invite applications for funding through successive intakes until funds are exhausted. The dates below are the deadlines for the next funding review periods.

Intake One: Closed

Intake Two: Closed
Formal decisions issued by July 31, 2020

Intake Three: September 15, 2020

APPLY FOR FUNDING

Please review all program documents in detail as incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Complete application forms with all required attachments should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email.

Email: connectingbc@northerndevelopment.bc.ca

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CONTACT US

If you’d like to discuss your project in further detail with Northern Development staff, please contact us by email, phone, or filling out the form below. Also, we encourage you to reach out to us if you think you are eligible for funding for categories that are not specified here.

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