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New Building Canada Fund - Small Communities Fund

Nova Scotia has entered into a funding Agreement for delivery of the New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund (SCF). The Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing administers the SCF, including the application process, on behalf of Canada and Nova Scotia. This 10-year cost-shared program (2014-2024) will provide $42.6M in federal funding for capital infrastructure projects to be matched by provincial and municipal funds.

For more information on the program please see Infrastructure Canada’s website:

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants under SCF include Nova Scotia municipalities and villages with a population under 100,000.

Eligible Project Categories

The eligible project categories are:

  • wastewater;
  • drinking water;
  • solid waste management;
  • disaster mitigation;
  • connectivity and broadband;
  • innovation;
  • green energy;
  • public transit;
  • brownfield redevelopment;
  • local and regional airports;
  • short line railways;
  • short-sea shipping; and
  • highways and major roads.

Further information on funding categories, eligible project costs, and a general program overview can be found at the New Building Canada Fund: Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component, Small Communities Fund Program Overview.

Key Dates

There will be no further rounds of applications.


Jason Bell, Program Coordinator