The completion deadline for the Communities Component Top-up projects can be extended until October 31, 2011. The deadline to submit a request for an extension is January 14, 2011.
While the vast majority of projects will be complete by March 31, 2011, there are a number of projects that will benefit from a seven month extension to October 31, 2011. This extension will ensure timely and responsible project completion.
This extension will allow project proponents to benefit from an additional construction season to complete projects underway.
Conditions for Project Extensions
There are three important conditions governing the extension for the completion of infrastructure projects funded under the Building Canada Fund-Communities Component Top Up.
- Projects will be granted an extension if they have started and incurred eligible costs by March 31, 2011.
- Furthermore, a claim for all eligible costs incurred up to March 31, 2011 must be submitted for reimbursement no later than April 15, 2011.
- Finally, any costs incurred after October 31, 2011, will not be reimbursed by either the federal or provincial government.
Those projects granted an extension will be required to submit monthly project progress reports throughout the extension period.
All final claims for all projects being extended under the program, covering eligible costs incurred up to October 31, 2011, must be submitted to the Province no later than December 31, 2011.
How to request an extension
For those projects seeking an extension, recipients will be required to submit, no later than January 14, 2011, a request of extension that includes the following:
- A letter citing the reasons for requesting the extension and the revised project completion date;
- A financial forecast for the project with estimated total eligible costs to be incurred up to March 31, 2011 and will be incurred from April 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011;
- A financial forecast of federal and provincial funding that will be claimed by March 31, 2011 and will be claimed from April 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011.
- A detailed construction schedule for the completion of the project, signed by an engineer; and
- A council resolution (board of directors resolution for regional districts and non-governmental organizations) committing to finish the project and accepting responsibility for any costs incurred beyond the October 31, 2011 date.
2012 News Releases
2010 News Releases
2009 News Releases
- September 24, 2009 - GOVERNMENTS PARTNER TO CREATE JOBS, STIMULATE ECONOMY - 174 B.C. infrastructure projects to be funded
- April 9, 2009 - Canada, BC Partner on Dawson Creek Cultural Centre
- April 4, 2009 - Canada, B.C. Invest $17.8M in Nanaimo Water Plant
- March 27, 2009 - Oak Bay Receives $321,000 for Beach Drive Upgrades
- March 21, 2009 - Governments Fund Upgrade for Blue River Water Supply
- March 21, 2009 - Hatzic Prairie Water System Improvements Funded
- March 19, 2009 - $1M for Eco-Friendly Wastewater Treatment in McBride
- March 19, 2009 - $2.2M Funding to Improve Qualicum Beach Water Supply
- March 19, 2009 - Over $1.7M to Improve Parksville's Moilliet Street
- March 18, 2009 - Sewer Extension to Benefit Strathcona R.D.
- March 16, 2009 - $2.3M to Pave Local Roads in Taylor
- March 16, 2009 - $2M for Spallumcheen Road Improvements
- March 16, 2009 - Better Water Systems Slated for Falkland
- March 16, 2009 - Waterworks Improvements to Benefit Sorrento
- March 16, 2009 - New Funding for Pouce Coupe Sewage Treatment Lagoon
- March 7, 2009 - $1.1M for Port Alberni Water Main Replacement
- March 6, 2009 - Governments Fund Creston Wastewater Treatment Plant
- March 6, 2009 - Penticton Receives $3.4M for Water Treatment Upgrades
- March 6, 2009 - West Kelowna Receives $6M for Sewer Extension
- March 6, 2009 - Funding to Improve Faulder Water Quality
- March 6, 2009 - $4.8M Funding to Construct Fernie Reservoir
- February 28, 2009 - Langley to Capture Thermal Heat from Groundwater
- February 27, 2009 - $9.85M Upgrades Road, Improves Drinking Water - Saanich
- February 27, 2009 - $6.6M Investment in New Kawkawa Lake Road Bridge
- February 27, 2009 - The Province and federal government will each invest $229,666 in an upgrade of Spences Bridge Community Water System, a project that will improve the quality of drinking water in Spences Bridge and increase the number of households with drinking water access.
- February 26, 2009 - South Hazelton Benefits from $1.7M Infrastructure Investment
Residents of South Hazelton will benefit from joint federal and provincial investment to fund the water treatment component, reservoir, and upgrade the water intake of the water system.
- February 26, 2009 - Smithers Receives $2.4M Infrastructure Investment
Residents of Smithers will benefit from joint federal and provincial investment to fund improvements to the town's existing storm water collection system.
- February 26, 2009 - $3.9M Infrastructure Investment for Prince Rupert
Residents of Prince Rupert will benefit from joint federal and provincial funding to decommission, replace and relocate the Hays Creek sanitary trunk sewer.
- February 26, 2009 - $1.5M Infrastructure Investment for Port Edward
Residents of Port Edward will benefit from joint federal and provincial investment to replace the aging and failing water mains.
- February 26, 2009 - $2M Infrastructure Investment for Terrace
Residents of Terrace will benefit from joint federal and provincial funding to build an intersection along Highway 37 and 700 metres of access road to allow development of the Skeena Industrial Development Park.
- February 23, 2009 - $1M to Improve Horse Lake and Canim Lake Water
- February 21, 2009 - $3.5M to Rebuild 4th Street in Vanderhoof
- February 20, 2009 - $2M to Improve Capilano Road in North Vancouver
- February 20, 2009 - Over $1M to Replace Noons Creek Bridge in Port Moody
- February 20, 2009 - Water Line Replacement to Benefit Lions Bay Residents
- February 20, 2009 - Residents of Port Hardy and Alert Bay will benefit from joint federal-provincial funding to improve roads in those communities.
Port Hardy will receive $1.6 million from federal and provincial governments to upgrade 5 kilometres of main roads, and Alert Bay will receive $290,000 for local road improvements.
- February 20, 2009 - Sidney Project Means a Better Wastewater System
- February 19, 2009 - $1.7M for Fort. St. John Sewage Treatment Announced
- February 18, 2009 - Canada, B.C. to Create Jobs with $110M Investment
- January 31, 2009 - Canada and B.C. Invest in New Nicomekl Bridge
2008 News Releases
- July 7, 2008 - Building Canada Fund-Communities Component Officially Launches
- July 7, 2008 - Program Launch Backgrounder
2007 News Releases