Municipal Affairs and Environment

Capital Works Funding

Municipal Capital Works

Municipal Capital Works funding is the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's commitment to provincial investment through municipal infrastructure throughout the province. The Municipal Capital Works (MCW) program fosters the development of cost-shared projects in a wide range of municipal infrastructure.

Typical projects include water and waste-water treatment, roads, recreational facilities, fire fighting equipment, generators, etc.

Funding is provincial and municipal cost shared only and is available to towns, regions, local service districts and Inuit Community Governments.

New cost-share ratios are being implemented for 2017-18 for some project categories as follows:

Project Category Population Municipal Share Provincial Share
Water, waste water, disaster mitigation Less than 3,000 10% 90%
3,000 and 7,000 20% 80%
Greater than 7,000 30% 70%
Fire fighting vehicles and equipment Less than 3,000 20% 80%
3,000 and 7,000 30% 70%
Greater than 7,000 40% 60%
Recreational projects, buildings, fire hallsAll population bands 40%60%
Roads and other funding requestsAll populations bands 50%50%

Projects which are regional in nature will qualify for a 10 per cent lower municipal cost shared ratio (unless the project already falls into the 90/10 category).

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For questions regarding the Municipal Support Information System please contact your Regional Office.

For user account questions please contact:

  • Email: System Administrator -
  • Phone: (709) 729-5498 or (709) 729-5846
  • Fax: (709) 729-4475

Guidelines and Additional Information

In the event that an alternate format is required please access the following Funding Applications available in PDF.

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Multi-Year Capital Works Funding

The Multi Year Capital Works funding is the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's commitment to provincial investment to larger scale municipal infrastructure. The Multi-Year Capital Works Program allows larger municipalities to avail of three-year blocks of funding which supports improved planning in larger communities which have the capacity to make multi-year commitments.

Typical projects eligible for Multi-Year Capital works funding are water and/or sewer, solid waste management, paving and/or road construction, municipal buildings and recreation.

Funding is provincial and municipal cost shared only for those towns designated as multi-year communities.


For additional information and/or guidance on completing applications please contact the office nearest you.

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New Building Canada Fund

The 2014 New Building Canada Fund (NBCF) is one component within the overall $53-billion 2014 New Building Canada Plan (NBCP). It is a $14-billion Fund to support projects of national, regional and local significance that promote economic growth, job creation and productivity.

There are two major components under the 2014 New Building Canada Fund:

  • The $4-billion National Infrastructure Component (NIC) which provides funding for projects of national significance, with a focus on projects that have broad public benefits, and that contribute to long-term economic growth and prosperity.
  • The $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) which supports infrastructure projects of national, regional and local significance that contribute to economic growth, a clean environment, and stronger communities. The PTIC is divided into two sub-components:

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Clean Water Wastewater Fund

Water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable. Infrastructure Canada is launching a new water and wastewater Fund to provide communities with more reliable water and wastewater systems so that both drinking water and effluent meet legislated standards.

In addition to delivering support for provincial, territorial and municipal water and wastewater priorities, the federal Government will fund up to 50 per cent of eligible costs for projects. This Fund will improve the safety and quality of water for Canadian families, while supporting a clean economy.

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Bilateral Agreement for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater fund is available here. 

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Applying for an Extension to the March 31, 2018 Deadline to Incur Eligible Project Costs under PTIF and CWWF

Under the program terms and conditions for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), only costs incurred between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2018 are eligible.

Can an Extensions be Provided for a Project?
A municipality, transit agency, or other eligible recipient that would like to be considered for an extension for incurring eligible costs beyond March 31, 2018, to a date of no later than March 31, 2019, must submit the request to Infrastructure Canada (INFC) through the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This request must be supported by a demonstrated need for the extension beyond March 31, 2018 (i.e. explanation of why the extension is needed) and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by INFC and the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Please complete the CWWF Deadline Extension Request Form and email the completed form to

Once the information has been submitted to INFC, officials will review the request and submit the request to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities for decision. Approval by the Minister must be obtain before March 31, 2018; it is recommended that any requests are submitted as soon as there is a demonstrable need.

Extension Conditions
There are some conditions for any extension granted to allow eligible costs to be incurred until March 31, 2019.

  1. Canada will reimburse costs incurred between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 only for projects that received an extension. All other projects must incur eligible costs between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2018.
  2. If an extension is approved, Canada’s final payment under the program would be paid no later than October 31, 2019. In order to make this payment and prepare monitoring reports, all payments must be submitted to the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment no later than December 31, 2018.

If there are any further questions, a municipality or other eligible recipient can contact the Regional Engineer responsible for your region.
If there are any questions for Infrastructure Canada, they can be reached at

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