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 applications process, please contact your Regional Office.

For user account questions please contact:

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.

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For additional information and/or guidance on completing applications please contact your Regional Office.

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Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

A total of $555.9 million in federal funding has been allocated to Newfoundland and Labrador under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to support projects that will create long-term economic growth, build inclusive, sustainable and resilient communities and support a low-carbon, green economy.

This federal funding has been allocated across four funding stream as follows:

  • Public Transit – $109.1 million
  • Green Infrastructure – $302.4 million
  • Community, Culture and Recreation – $39.8 million
  • Rural and Northern Communities – $104.6 million

Additional ICIP Information and Guidance

More information about the Investing in Canada Plan is available at:

Cost-share ratios for ICIP vary by program stream, population, and other criteria, as follows:

Cost Sharing for Municipal Projects*
Stream Population/
Other Criteria
Federal Share Provincial Share Municipal Share
Public Transit
Improved capacity, quality or access to existing public transit networks (St. John’s and Corner Brook only)
New construction/ expansion 40.00% 33.33% 26.67%
Public transit rehabilitation 50.00% 33.33% 16.67%
Green Infrastructure**
Includes Climate Change Mitigation; Adaption, Resilience, Disaster Mitigation; and Environmental Quality sub-streams
Population less than 3,000 40.00% 50.00% 10.00%
Population of 3,000 to 7,000 40.00% 40.00% 20.00%
Population greater than 7,000 40.00% 30.00% 30.00%
Community, Culture and Recreation
Includes increased access to and/or quality of cultural, recreational and/or community infrastructure
All population bands 33.33% 33.33% 33.33%
Rural and Northern Communities
Includes improved and more reliable road, air, and marine infrastructure, improved food security, improved broadband connectivity, more efficient and/or reliable energy and potential projects under other streams
Population less than 100,000 33.33% 33.33% 33.33%
Cost Sharing for Non-Municipal Projects
Stream Applicant Type Federal Share Ultimate Recipient Share
Public Transit
Improved capacity, quality or access to existing public transit networks (St. John’s and Corner Brook only)
For-profit 25.00% 75.00%
Green Infrastructure**
Includes Climate Change Mitigation; Adaption, Resilience, Disaster Mitigation; and Environmental Quality sub-streams
Indigenous*** 75.00% 25.00%
Not-for-profit 40.00% 60.00%
For-profit 25.00% 75.00%
Community, Culture and Recreation
Includes increased access to and/or quality of cultural, recreational and/or community infrastructure
Indigenous*** 75.00% 25.00%
Not-for-profit 40.00% 60.00%
Rural and Northern Communities
Includes improved and more reliable road, air, and marine infrastructure, improved food security, improved broadband connectivity, more efficient and/or reliable energy and potential projects under other streams
Indigenous*** 75.00% 25.00%
Not-for-profit 50.00% 50.00%
For profit 25.00% 75.00%

* Municipal Projects refers to projects where the Ultimate Recipient is a town, city, Inuit community government, or local service district.

** Green Infrastructure includes:

  • Climate Change Mitigation (increased energy efficiency of buildings, capacity to manage more renewable energy, access to clean energy transportation)
  • Adaptation, Resilience, Disaster Mitigation (increased structural and/or natural capacity to adapt to climate change impacts and/or extreme weather events)
  • Environmental Quality (increased access to potable water, treatment/management of wastewater/stormwater, and reducing/remediating soil and/or air pollutants)

*** Indigenous Ultimate Recipients that are also municipalities are entitled to the municipal shares outlined under the Cost Sharing for Municipal Projects table.

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When submitting applications that are intended to be considered under ICIP, please ensure to select the applicable ICIP program outcome as a Project Benefit in the MSIS application.

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

For user account questions please contact:

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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