Today, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Catherine McKenna, announced the Healthy Communities Initiative. $31 million will be dedicated to funding community-led projects that address specific needs arising from COVID-19. The three eligible project types are:
- Creating safe and vibrant public spaces
- Improving mobility options
- Digital solutions
The Initiative seeks to support local government and community partnerships. Funding is provided to non-governmental not-for-profit organizations who will then work directly with municipalities, local governments, Indigenous communities and non-for-profit community partners.
More details on the application process are soon to be released.