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Infrastructure Canada: Seeking Applications for Smart Cities Community Support Program

Infrastructure Canada: Seeking Applications for Smart Cities Community Support Program

Deadline: 20 July 2018

Infrastructure Canada is currently seeking applications from organizations interested in advancing smart city approaches across Canada.

The Smart Cities Community Support Program aims to bolster a culture of change, continuous improvement and innovation in Canadian communities and to create a platform for a pan-Canadian dialogue on the opportunities presented by smart cities approaches.

This Program is designed to run in parallel with the Smart Cities Challenge and seeks to amplify and sustain its impact and objectives. It will enable all communities, especially small- and medium-sized municipalities, rural, remote, Indigenous, northern and isolated communities, to have access to the advice, information and guidance they need to build their internal capacity and improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

In support of this primary advisory function, organizations will also:

  • Help communities talk to the right people and find the right partners
  • Make information about smart cities issues and approaches available and accessible to everyone.

Funding Information

  • Infrastructure Canada (INFC) has allocated a maximum of $4.6 million in total contributions for this callout of the Smart Cities Community Support Program.
  • Agreements put in place for this call will be for a period of up to two years

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible, an organization must be not-for-profit and have experience working across multiple sectors (private, public, and civil society).
  • An organization must also either have the following characteristics or must appropriately demonstrate in its application its plan to acquire them:
    • Have established networks and expertise at the local community level and/or with Indigenous populations;
    • Be capable of operating at a pan-Canadian level and in both official languages;
    • Have infrastructure in place to deliver on the required outputs;
    • Have a mandate that aligns with advancing smart cities approaches in Canada’s communities.
  • Applicants may submit an application as a single entity, or as a consortium of applicants.

Eligible Activities

  • Advisory services
  • Active matchmaking
  • Knowledge-sharing
  • Creation of accessible pan-canadian networks
  • Accessing established networks
  • Building awareness

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to send an application in MS Word, PDF or another readily accessible format by email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Canada

For more information, please visit Smart Cities Community Support Program.

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