Clean Water and Wastewater Fund
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) is a new federal infrastructure program providing funding of $2 billion nationally, announced in Federal Government Budget 2016. It is a part of the first phase of a ten year infrastructure plan, and therefore the funding is intended to be spent within the next 2-3 years (2016-2019).
The Northwest Territories has an allocation of 51.7 million dollars.
The CWWF will accelerate short term municipal investments that support new construction or rehabilitation of water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure, and; collection and conveyance infrastructure; and initiatives that improve asset management, system optimization, and planning for future upgrades to water and wastewater systems. The goal is to accelerate projects that would not occur in the next three years if this funding was not available.
For projects in the NWT, Canada will fund up to 75% of total eligible costs. The remaining 25% of the approved project budget will be funded by community government funding sources, such as the MACA Community Public Infrastructure (CPI) Fund for eligible project expenses.
NWT community governments are invited to apply for a CWWF project and are required to review the program guide, complete, sign and submit the CWWF application prior to August 12, 2016, including any required documentation to support the proposed project review and approval process.
The application form and the program guide are available by link on this page. Please contact your Manager of Community Infrastructure & Planning or your Regional Superintendent if you have any questions.
More information on the CWWF – Infrastructure Canada website.