Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) Program 2023
The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) Program is launching its second scheduled intake and is now accepting applications through the following intake streams:
Eligible applicants with large projects to retrofit existing community buildings or projects to build new community buildings with total eligible costs ranging from $3 million to $25 million can apply now until February 28, 2023, 15:00 ET.
The GICB Program continues to accept applications from eligible applicants for small and medium sized projects to retrofit existing community buildings ranging in total eligible cost from $100,000 to $3 million until February 28, 2023, 15:00 ET.
The five-year $1.5 billion Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program supports green and accessible retrofits, repairs or upgrades of existing public community buildings and the construction of new publicly-accessible community buildings that serve high-needs, underserved communities across Canada.
The GICB Program supports the first pillar of the Strengthened Climate Plan by improving the places Canadians live and gather by cutting pollution (e.g. reducing GHG emissions, increasing energy efficiency, building resiliency to climate change and encouraging new builds to net zero standards), making life more affordable and supporting thousands of good jobs.
Infrastructure Canada invites municipal or regional governments, public sector bodies, not-for-profit organizations, provincial or territorial governments and Indigenous organizations or entities to apply for funding for eligible projects.
Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply.
It should be noted that discussions are ongoing between the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec regarding the implementation of this Program in Quebec, in accordance with the Quebec legislative framework.
Webinars for Applicants
Join one of our webinars to learn more about the GICB Program, eligibility requirements and how to develop and submit an application. These sessions will also offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions about program elements.
If you are interested in registering for a webinar, please email us your request at [email protected]. You will receive an email reply with available dates to choose from and the short registration form to complete. Registration is limited, please reserve your spot soon.
Currently, webinars are scheduled for December 15 and 20, 2022 (English) and December 21, 2022 (French) with additional dates in January 2023.
Submit an Application
Please note that we have clarified some of the Program’s requirements in the Applicant Guide.
1. Read the Applicant Guide
For detailed information on the Program, including applicant and project eligibility requirements.
If you are an eligible applicant with an eligible project, please Register.
2. Register to create an account
This will enable you to login to the online application portal.
If you already have an account, please use your existing credentials to access the application portal. If you need to reset your password, please contact us at [email protected].
Once registered, you will receive an email within 2-3 business days providing the login information to access the application portal. If you have not received your login information within this time, please contact [email protected].
3. Apply to GICB
Login to the application portal using the link and account information provided by email after you registered.
Note: You are not required to complete the application in one session and your application can be saved as many times as necessary prior to submission.