Departmental Plan 2020-21
Details of Transfer Payment Programs of $5 Million or More


 

 

 

Infrastructure Canada manages the following Transfer Payment Programs:Footnote 1

3‑year plan for the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF):

Start Date

2002–2003

End Date

2020–2021Footnote 2

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2011–2012

Link To Departmental Results

Historical programs

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Historical programs

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program supports projects that sustain economic growth and enhance the quality of life of Canadians. Investments are made in cooperation with the provinces, territories, municipalities, and the private sector, and contribute to the construction, renewal and/or enhancement of public infrastructure. The Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund leverages additional contributions from other partners by providing up to 50 percent funding for eligible projects, except for advanced telecommunications and high-speed broadband and northern infrastructure projects, where the total contribution cannot exceed 75 percent.Footnote 3

Expected Results

Infrastructure Canada funding through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners. Large–scale Infrastructure is implemented that promotes a competitive economy, livable communities, and a cleaner environment.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2019–2020Footnote 4

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020-2120Footnote 5

General Targeted Recipient Groups

The recipient may be a provincial, territorial or local government, a private partner, a non–government organization, or a combination thereof.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Not applicable as all funding available for projects under this program has been committed.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

17,416,706

5,215,220

0

0

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

17,416,706

5,215,220

0

0


3‑year plan for the Border Infrastructure Fund (BIF):

Start Date

2003–2004

End Date

2019–2020Footnote 6

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2011–2012

Link To Departmental Results

Historical programs

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Historical programs

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program provides funding for investments in physical infrastructure, intelligent transportation system infrastructure and improved analytical capacity at the largest surface border crossings between Canada and the United States, as well as several other crossing points in Canada. Announced in Budget 2001, the fund provides up to 50 percent federal funding to support eligible projects at Canada’s border crossings. Transport Canada is the federal delivery partner for this program.Footnote 7

Expected Results

Infrastructure Canada funding through the Border Infrastructure Fund leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners. The fund supports transportation infrastructure that improves the flow of people and goods at the border crossings.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2014–2015

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

Nothing planned in the current Integrated Audit and Evaluation Plan.

General Targeted Recipient Groups

The recipient may be a provincial or local government, a private partner, a non–government organization, or a combination thereof.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Not applicable as all funding available for projects under this program has been committed.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

16,750,000

0Footnote 8

0

0

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

16,750,000

0

0

0


3‑year plan for the Gas Tax Fund (GTF):

Start Date

2005–2006

End Date

OngoingFootnote 9

Type of transfer payment

Other Transfer Payment

Type of appropriation

Statutory through the Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2013–2014Footnote 10

Link to Departmental Results

Gas Tax Fund – Permanent Funding for Municipalities

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Gas Tax Fund – Permanent Funding for Municipalities

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program provides municipalities with predictable, long–term funding, enabling construction and rehabilitation of core public infrastructure. The federal government has Gas Tax Fund agreements with provinces, territories, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the City of Toronto. Those agreements remain in effect until 2023–24. The permanent Gas Tax Fund supports increased productivity and economic growth as well as strong cities and communities. Municipalities can pool, bank and borrow against this funding, providing significant additional financial flexibility. Eligible recipients are required to report annually on their use of funds and their compliance to the terms and conditions of the Gas Tax Fund agreements.

Expected Results

Provinces, territories and municipal associations are accountable for funding provided to local governments through the Gas Tax Fund. Municipalities use this stable, predictable source of funding as they build and improve infrastructure that supports productivity, economic growth, the environment, as well as their efforts to build strong cities and communities.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2019–2020Footnote 11

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020–2021Footnote 12
2022-2023

General Targeted Recipient Groups

Municipalities and other types of regional and local government

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

INFC continues to collaborate with provinces, territories, the City of Toronto and municipal associations through agreement monitoring activities such as oversight committees and program workshops. Discussions regarding outcome reporting, existing data, and agreement amendments are ongoing.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

4,340,911,927

2,170,315,887

2,268,966,610

2,268,966,610

Total Transfer Payments

4,340,911,927

2,170,315,887

2,268,966,610

2,268,966,610


3‑year plan for the Provincial–Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund (PT–Base Fund):

Start Date

2007–2008

End Date

2020–2021

Type of transfer payment

Other Transfer Payment

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2013–2014Footnote 13

Link to Departmental Results

Historical Programs

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Historical programs

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program provides base funding to each province and territory for core infrastructure priorities. In addition, funding under the Building Canada Fund for the three territories is managed under this Fund. The Provincial–Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund supports economic growth and productivity, and promotes a cleaner environment and prosperous communities. Payments are made in advance and cost–sharing provisions apply to a capital plan as a whole, and not individual initiatives. Provinces and territories may pool, bank, or cash–manage these funds to give them flexibility in implementation.

Expected Results

Infrastructure Canada funding through the Provincial–Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners, and recipient organizations are accountable for funding provided through the Provincial–Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2019–2020Footnote 14

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

N/A (coverage not required per Policy on Results).

General Targeted Recipient Groups

Under the PT–Base Fund, the eligible initial recipients of federal funding are provinces and territories that have signed a Provincial–Territorial Infrastructure Base funding agreement with the Government of Canada. Moreover, provinces and territories may identify through their capital plans if funding will be provided to ultimate recipients, which include:

  • Local or regional governments established by or under a provincial/territorial statute; and
  • Public sector bodies established by or under provincial/territorial statute or by regulation or is wholly owned by a province, territory or municipality; and,
  • Private sector bodies, which include First Nations, either alone or in partnership with a province, a territory or a government referred to above.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

All funding available for projects under this program has been committed. The Department continues to work with jurisdictions to flow funding, including final payments, under the PT–Base Fund.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

0

16,908,700

0Footnote 15

0

Total Transfer Payments

0

16,908,700

0

0


Building Canada Fund–Communities Component (BCF–CC):

Start Date

2007–2009

End Date

2020–2021Footnote 16

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2018–2019Footnote 17

Link to Departmental Results

Historical Programs

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Historical programs

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program supports the infrastructure needs of smaller communities with populations of less than 100,000. Project costs are shared with provincial, territorial and municipal governments, with each order of government generally contributing one–third of the eligible costs. The fund supports the construction, renewal, and enhancement of basic infrastructure such as potable water, wastewater treatment, local roads, and other infrastructure needs of small communities.

Expected Results

Infrastructure Canada funding through the Building Canada Fund–Communities Component leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners. Infrastructure is implemented that promotes a cleaner environment, a competitive economy, and livable small communities.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2015–2016

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020–2021Footnote 18

General Targeted Recipient Groups

The recipient may be a regional or local government, a provincial entity which provides municipal–type services, a public sector body, a private partner, a non–government organization or a combination thereof. Eligible recipients under the CC are restricted to those whose projects are situated within, and/or for the benefit of, local or regional governments or communities with a population of 100,000 or less as per the 2006 Census.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

All funding available for projects under this program has been committed. The Department continues to work with jurisdictions to flow funding, including final payments, under this Fund.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

47,800,000

80,495,338

0Footnote 19

0

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

47,800,000

80,495,338

0

0


3-year plan for the Building Canada Fund–Major Infrastructure Component (BCF–MIC):

Start Date

2007–2008

End Date

2024-2025

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2018–2019Footnote 20

Link to Departmental Results

Historical Programs

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Historical programs

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program targets larger infrastructure projects of national or regional significance. It increases overall investment in public infrastructure and contributes to broad federal objectives: economic growth, a cleaner environment and strong and prosperous communities. At least two–thirds of the funding is targeted to national priorities: drinking water, wastewater, public transit, the core national highway system and green energy. By providing federal funding on a cost–shared basis, it leverages additional contributions from other partners to increase overall investment in infrastructure.

Expected Results

Funding through the Building Canada Fund–Major Infrastructure Component leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners. Large infrastructure is implemented that promotes a cleaner environment, a competitive economy and livable communities.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

N/A

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020-2021

General Targeted Recipient Groups

Recipients of funding under BCF–MIC include provincial, regional, or municipal governments, public sector bodies established or owned by one of the aforementioned governments, non–profit organizations, and private sector bodies.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

All funding available for projects under this program has been committed. The Department continues to work with jurisdictions to flow funding, including final payments, under this Fund.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

262,845,252

202,962,450

164,666,681

126,359,658

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

262,845,252

202,962,450

164,666,681

126,359,658


3‑year plan for the Green Infrastructure Fund (GIF):

Start Date

2009–2010

End Date

2027-2028

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2013–2014Footnote 21

Link to Departmental Results

Historical Programs

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Historical programs

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program supports environmental infrastructure projects that promote cleaner air, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner land and water. Targeted investments in green infrastructure can contribute to improving the quality of the environment and a more sustainable economy over the longer term. There are five eligible categories of investment: wastewater infrastructure, green energy generation infrastructure, green energy transmission infrastructure, solid waste infrastructure, and carbon transmission and storage infrastructure. By providing up to 50 percent federal funding on a cost–shared basis, the fund leverages additional investments from other partners.

Expected Results

Infrastructure Canada funding provided through the Green Infrastructure Fund leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners. Infrastructure is implemented that promotes cleaner air, cleaner water and cleaner land.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2019–2020Footnote 22

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020-2120Footnote 23

General Targeted Recipient Groups

Eligible recipients of the GIF include provinces, territories, local or regional governments, public sector bodies, not–for–profit private sector entities as well as for–profit private sector entities, either alone or in partnership with a province, territory or a government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

All funding available for projects under this program has been committed. The Department continues to work with jurisdictions to flow funding, including final payments, under this Fund.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

30,900,387

29,126,237

40,879,183

42,177,426

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

30,900,387

29,126,237

40,879,183

42,177,426


3 year plan for the New Building Canada Fund–Provincial–Territorial Infrastructure Component–National and Regional Projects (PTIC–NRP):

Start Date

2013–2014

End Date

2027-2028

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2018–2019Footnote 24

Link to Departmental Results

New Building Canada Fund–Funding Allocations for Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program provides funding to support infrastructure projects of national and regional significance that contribute to economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities. The PTIC–NRP is an allocation–based program that recognizes and supports the important role that provinces, territories, and municipalities play in helping to build Canada's public infrastructure.

Expected Results

The PTIC–NRP supports projects of national, regional and local significance that contribute to the objectives of economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities. Projects will allow people and goods to move more freely; increase the potential for innovation and economic development; help to improve the environment and support stronger, safer communities.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2019–2020Footnote25

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2023-2024

General Targeted Recipient Groups

Recipients of funding under the PTIC–NRP include provincial, territorial, and regional governments; band councils, public sector bodies established or owned by one of the aforementioned governments; public or not–for–profit institutions that deliver post–secondary courses or programs; private sector bodies, and designated airport authorities.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

No additional project proposals are being accepted under this program.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

1,037,170,756

1,477,570,303

1,785,028,876

1,524,540,358

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

1,037,170,756

1,477,570,303

1,785,028,876

1,524,540,358


3‑year plan for the New Building Canada Fund–Provincial–Territorial Infrastructure Component–Small Communities Fund (PTIC–SCF):

Start Date

2013–2014

End Date

2027–2028

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2018–2019Footnote 26

Link to Departmental Results

New Building Canada Fund–Funding Allocations for Provinces and Territories

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

New Building Canada Fund–Funding Allocations for Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The PTIC–SCF provides contribution funding for infrastructure projects in small communities with populations of 100,000 or less. Infrastructure Canada enters into funding agreements with provinces and territories for the implementation of the PTIC–SCF. In turn, the provinces and territories administer the project identification process in keeping with SCF program parameters. PTIC–SCF is designed to leverage the resources and existing processes of provinces and territories in managing local projects, while ensuring federal accountability and oversight for the funding envelope.

Expected Results

The PTIC–SCF supports projects of national, regional and local significance that contribute to the objectives of economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities. Projects will allow people and goods to move more freely, increase the potential for innovation and economic development, and help to improve the environment and support stronger, safer communities.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2019–2020Footnote 27

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2023-2024

General Targeted Recipient Groups

Initial recipients will be the provinces and territories. It will be the province or territory that will enter into an agreement with the ultimate recipient.
Eligible ultimate recipients include provincial, territorial, and regional governments; band councils, public sector bodies established or owned by one of the aforementioned governments; public or not–for–profit institutions that deliver post–secondary courses or programs; private sector bodies, and designated airport authorities.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

No additional project proposals are being accepted under this program.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

199,982,471

160,241,097

161,880,173

150,239,018

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

199,982,471

160,241,097

161,880,173

150,239,018


3‑year plan for the New Building Canada Fund–National Infrastructure Component (NBCFNIC):

Start Date

2013–2014

End Date

2027–2028

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2016–2017Footnote 28

Link to Departmental Results

New Building Canada Fund–National Infrastructure Component

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

New Building Canada Fund–National Infrastructure Component

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program supports projects of national significance, that have broad public benefits, and that contribute to Canada's long–term economic growth and prosperity. The NIC is a merit–based application–driven program, and as such, there are no pre–determined provincial or territorial allocations.

Expected Results

The NBCFNIC generates positive economic activity and productivity gains for the Canadian economy, and reduces potential economic disruptions or foregone economic activity.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2018–2019

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2023-2024

General Targeted Recipient Groups

Recipients of funding under the NBCF–NIC include provincial, territorial, and regional governments; band councils, public sector bodies established or owned by one of the aforementioned governments; private sector bodies; Canada Port Authorities; International Bridge and/or Tunnel Authorities; and U.S. federal and state–level transportation authorities.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Infrastructure Canada is no longer accepting additional applications under the 2014 NBCF–National Infrastructure Component (NIC).


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

221,018,126

226,417,685

248,753,090

159,694,447

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

221,018,126

226,417,685

248,753,090

159,694,447


3 year plan for the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Program:

Start Date

2013–2014

End Date

2021–2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year For Terms And Conditions

2019–2020

Link to Departmental Results

Program 1.3: Investments in National Infrastructure Priorities

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Program 1.3: Investments in National Infrastructure Priorities

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway forms the northern terminus of the Mackenzie Valley Highway.  When it opened in November 2018, the 137 kilometre road between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk created the first all-season access between the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts for the National Highway System.

Expected Results

The intended outcomes of the ITH include: capacity building – increased opportunity for skill building; affordable access to southern Canada; increased tourism; reduced carbon footprint; and strengthening of Arctic sovereignty.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2018–2019Footnote 29

Decision Following the Results Of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

N/A (coverage not required per Policy on Results)

General Targeted Recipient Groups

N/A

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is the sole recipient for this program.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021–2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

0

6,000,000

0 0

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

0

6,000,000

0

0


3 year plan for the P3 Canada Fund:

Start Date

2009

End Date

2022-2023Footnote 30

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Special purpose allotment

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2017-18Footnote 31

Link to Departmental Results

Historical programs

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Historical programs

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

N/A

Expected Results

N/A

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2023-2024

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

A special examination was conducted by Auditor General in 2015, which concluded that based on the criteria established, there is reasonable assurance that during the period covered by the examination there were no significant deficiencies in PPP Canada Inc.'s systems and practices that we selected for examination. The Corporation has maintained these systems and practices in a manner that provides it with reasonable assurance that its assets are safeguarded and controlled, its resources are managed economically and efficiently, and its operations are carried out effectively.

(https://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_oag_201602_06_e_41250.html)

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

TBD

General Targeted Recipient Groups

Eligible recipients of the program include:

A province, territory or a municipal or regional government established by or under provincial or territorial statute;

A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act, or a government or authority established pursuant to a self-Government Agreement or a Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement between her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and an Aboriginal people of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation;

A public sector body that is established by or under provincial or territorial statute or by regulation, or is wholly owned by a province, territory, municipality or regional government; and

A private sector body, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. In the case of for-profit organizations, they will need to be in partnership with one or more of the entities referred to above.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

In 2018-19 INFC conducted regular Management Committee meetings and site visits in accordance to the Financial Agreement of the P3 Canada Fund projects


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

289,600,000

303,347,014

0

53,000,000

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

289,600,000

303,347,014

0

53,000,000


3 year plan for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF):

Start Date

2016–2017

End Date

2020–2021Footnote 32

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2019–2020

Link to Departmental Results

Investing in Canada Phase 1–Funding Allocations for Provinces and Territories

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Investing in Canada Phase 1–Funding Allocations for Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program provides short–term funding of $3.4 billion to shorten commute times, cut air pollution, strengthen communities and grow Canada's economy. Infrastructure Canada entered into contribution agreements with all provinces and territories for the delivery of PTIF. In turn, provinces and territories entered into agreements with eligible ultimate recipients to manage projects.

As this is a cost–share program, federal funding from all sources can be up to 50% in provinces and 75% in territories of total eligible costs per project. All eligible projects are approved for PTIF funding by Infrastructure Canada and provinces and territories are required to report on progress at least on a semi–annual basis. The PTIF is designed to leverage funding through project partners to accelerate investments in public transit, while ensuring federal accountability and oversight for the funding envelope.

In the fall of 2017, provinces and territories were informed that the program was to be extended. And as such, recipients could incur eligible costs up to and including March 31, 2020. Further to this extension, in the summer of 2019, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities was granted the authority to extend projects beyond the March 31, 2020 deadline for eligible costs for projects where a demonstrated need exists. A demonstrated need would involve the inability to advance a project for reasons beyond a recipient's control.

Expected Results

The PTIF supports projects that accelerate municipal investments in public transit systems and asset management, and contribute to the objectives of economic growth, strong communities and a clean environment. Projects are helping reduce traffic congestion and improve transit system efficiency to allow goods to move more freely, build stronger communities and to help reach Canada's global greenhouse gas targets.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2019-2020Footnote 33

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020-2021Footnote 34
2022-2023

General Targeted Recipient Groups

The PTIF provides contribution funding for public transit–related infrastructure investments to provinces and territories. Other eligible recipients include: organizations designated by a province or territory and agreed to by Infrastructure Canada; municipal or regional governments established by provincial or territorial statute; or a transit agency or authority established by a provincial, territorial, or local government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Infrastructure Canada is working collaboratively with provinces and territories to administer the program.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

1,452,393,800

876,643,767

0

0

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

1,452,393,800

876,643,767

0

0


3 year plan for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF):

Start Date

2016–2017

End Date

2020–2021Footnote 35

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2019–2020

Link to Departmental Results

Investing in Canada Phase 1–Funding Allocations for Provinces and Territories

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Investing in Canada Phase 1–Funding Allocations for Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program provides short–term funding of $2 billion to provide communities with more reliable water and wastewater systems so that both drinking water and effluent meet legislated standards. Infrastructure Canada has entered into contribution agreements with all provinces and territories for the delivery of CWWF. In turn, provinces and territories entered into agreements with eligible ultimate recipients to manage projects. Under this cost–share program, federal funding from all sources can be up to 50% in provinces and 75% in territories of total eligible costs per project. All eligible projects are approved for CWWF funding by Infrastructure Canada and provinces and territories are required to report on progress at least on a semi–annual basis. The CWWF is designed to leverage funding through project partners to accelerate investments in capital water, wastewater, and storm water system projects, while ensuring federal accountability and oversight for the funding envelope.

In the fall of 2017, provinces and territories were informed that the program was to be extended. And as such, recipients could incur eligible costs up to and including March 31, 2020. Further to this extension, in the summer of 2019, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities was granted the authority to extend projects beyond the March 31, 2020 deadline for eligible costs for projects where a demonstrated need exists. A demonstrated need would involve the inability to advance a project for reasons beyond a recipient's control.

Expected Results

The CWWF supports projects that accelerate municipal investments in capital water, wastewater, and storm water systems. It also supports planning for future system improvements that contribute to the objectives of clean economic growth and prosperity. Projects will lay the foundation for system upgrades which will allow municipalities to meet or exceed applicable water and wastewater guidelines and regulations.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2019-2020Footnote 36

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020-2021Footnote 37

2022-2023

General Targeted Recipient Groups

The CWWF provides contribution funding for water and wastewater infrastructure investments to provinces and territories. Other eligible recipients include: organizations designated by a province or territory and agreed to by Infrastructure Canada; municipal or regional governments established by provincial or territorial statute; or other entities providing water or wastewater services to communities, as designated by provinces and territories.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Infrastructure Canada is working collaboratively with provinces and territories to administer the program.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

854,325,290

317,542,037

0

0

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

854,325,290

317,542,037

0

0


3 year plan for the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP):

Start Date

2016–2017

End Date

2024–2025

Type of transfer payment

Contribution and Other Transfer Payment

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates
Statutory Through Budget 2019

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2016–2017

Link to Departmental Results

Investing in Canada Phase 1–Funding for Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Investing in Canada Phase 1–Funding Allocations for Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The Asset Management Fund (AMF) is an eight–year, $1,150 million program that supports Canadian municipalities and communities to make informed infrastructure investment decisions based on stronger asset management practices.

Infrastructure Canada entered into an agreement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), which is responsible for delivering the program under the name of “Municipal Asset Management Program”. AMF will support an estimated 2,8501,000 municipalities in all provinces and territories to manage their infrastructure more strategically, thereby contributing to the success of new federal investments in municipal infrastructure.

Expected Results

The AMF supports projects that contribute to the development of community capacity for asset management. This will provide access to more reliable data, improve asset management practices and enable evidence–based decision making. Overall, it will help improve the quality of public infrastructure services for Canadians in the future.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020-2021Footnote 38

Groups

The program delivery partner, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), offers financial support as part of a comprehensive program of project grants, capacity building in the form of training and support and knowledge mobilization across Canada. Funding is available to all Canadian municipalities, Indigenous communities applying in partnership with a Canadian municipality and municipal partners including non–profits, provincial and territorial associations and organizations such as the Canadian Network of Asset Managers, Centre d'expertise et de recherche en infrastructures urbaines (CERIU) and WaterTAP to provide locally relevant asset management training and expertise to the municipal sector.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Direct funding is offered via FCM's website and promoted via e–bulletins to FCM's membership, via partner organization bulletins, Municipal Infonet and other media outlets. A range of in–person and online learning opportunities is offered and promoted by both FCM and partner organizations across Canada.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

15,837,900

9,567,356

382,902

0

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

60,000,000

Total Transfer Payments

75,837,900

9,567,356

382,902

0


3 year plan for the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP):

Start Date

2016–2017

End Date

2021–2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2016–2017

Link to Departmental Results

Investing in Canada Phase 1–Funding for Canadian Federation of Municipalities

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Investing in Canada Phase 1–Funding for Canadian Federation of Municipalities

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The CB3CF provides $75 million to increase municipal capacity to make low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure investments. Infrastructure Canada entered into an agreement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), which is responsible for delivering the program under the name of “Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program.” The FCM reviews and approves projects, and transfers funding to recipient municipalities. The FCM shares program and project information with Infrastructure Canada so the department can report results under this program to Canadians.

Expected Results

The CB3CF supports local activities and projects that contribute to awareness–building of climate change risks. The program promotes the integration of climate change mitigation and climate resilience considerations in investment and planning decisions.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020-2021Footnote 39

General Targeted Recipient Groups

The program delivery partner, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), offers financial support to municipalities and their partners through a direct funding program. It also offers capacity building in the form of peer exchange, training and support and knowledge mobilization across Canada. Funding is available to all Canadian municipalities; Indigenous communities applying in partnership with a Canadian municipality; and not–for–profit partners of municipalities or the FCM – including provincial and territorial municipal associations and organizations such as EcoWest, Réseau Environnement and others.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Direct funding is offered via FCM's website and promoted via e–bulletins to FCM's membership, via partner organization bulletins, Municipal Infonet and other media outlets. A range of in–person and online learning opportunities is offered and promoted by both FCM and partner organizations across Canada.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

25,750,500

17,355,382

362,885

0

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

25,750,500

17,355,382

362,885

0


3 year plan for the Waterfront Toronto:

Start Date

2017–2018

End Date

2023–2024

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2017–2018Footnote 40

Link to Departmental Results

Toronto Waterfront

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Toronto Waterfront

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project (the Project) is a comprehensive project for flood protecting southeastern portions of downtown Toronto – including parts of the Port Lands, South Riverdale, Leslieville, south of Eastern Avenue and the First Gulf/Unilever development site that are at risk of flooding under a provincially-defined Regulatory Storm event. The Project scope includes earthworks, roads, services and utilities, bridges and dockwall structures, and parks, public realm, and natural habitat works.

The Project will remove approximately 240 hectares of land from flooding, and approximately 73 hectares of brownfields will be redeveloped. Additionally, over 36 hectares of green space will be available for public use. The Project will also effectively upgrade municipal infrastructure in the area making improvements to roads, bridges, and water and wastewater systems. In the long-term, the Project will provide opportunities for residential and commercial development, access to affordable housing, and public transit.

Expected Results

The intended outcomes of the TWRI include: enhanced storm water management and flood protection; remediation of underdeveloped brownfields; improved public access; more inclusive and accessible public spaces; increased capacity to adapt to climate change impacts, natural disasters and extreme weather events; increased opportunities for economic growth and development; and, improved environmental management and quality.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2013–2014Footnote 41

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2022-2023

General Targeted Recipient Groups

The recipient is Waterfront Toronto (formerly the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Infrastructure Canada continues to work with Waterfront Toronto on the administration of this program.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

48,445,452

44,154,243

50,440,233

81,000,000

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

48,445,452

44,154,243

50,440,233

81,000,000


3 year plan for the Smart Cities Challenge (SCC):

Start Date

2017–2018

End Date

2026–2027

Type of transfer payment

Grants and Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2017–2018Footnote 42

Link to Departmental Results

Smart Cities Challenge

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Smart Cities Challenge

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The Smart Cities Challenge has a budget of $300 million over 10 years, and began in 2017–18. It encourages communities of all sizes from across the country to take bold action to improve outcomes for their residents by applying a smart cities approach that leverages connected technologies and data. The Challenge model provides incentive to communities to adopt a multi–sectoral approach to problem solving. Communities are encouraged to engage their residents and submit proposals that include the private, public and research sectors as well as demonstrate real and measureable outcomes for residents The process requires the full engagement of residents while requiring that communities mobilize themselves to overcome historic institutional barriers to innovation.

Expected Results

The Smart Cities Challenge will deliver positive outcomes for communities in terms of improved economic opportunities, sustainability and inclusiveness. Selected projects will advance a variety of community social, environmental and economic goals and improve communities' capacity to sustainably manage their infrastructure assets.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2022-2023

General Targeted Recipient Groups

The following entities can apply for the Smart Cities Challenge: municipalities (local, or regional governments established by or under provincial or territorial statute) and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). Applicants are eligible if they represent an identifiable community and are responsible for services in that community. A combination of organizations listed above can also apply for prizes.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

The Smart Cities Challenge is authorized to conduct up to three competitions over the lifetime of the program. The four winning communities of Competition One are starting to implement their smart cities projects. INFC officials will track progress towards the successful completion of agreed-upon project outcomes and will make adjustments with the winners when course corrections are necessary. Through its Smart Cities Community Support Program INFC funds activities to provide advisory and capacity-building services to all communities (not merely participants in the Challenge) as they explore and implement smart cities approaches. INFC continues to actively promote the Smart Cities Challenge at conferences and outreach events across Canada and internationally in anticipation of the launch of a second competition. 


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

0Footnote 43

7,500,000

6,250,000

Total Contributions

10,200,000

18,400,000

30,200,000

53,800,000

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

10,200,000

25,9000,000

30,200,000

60,050,000


3 year plan for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP):

Start Date

2017–2018

End Date

2027–2028

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2019-2020Footnote 44

Link to Departmental Results

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The $33.1 billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), to be delivered over 10 years, will be instrumental in meeting INFC's overarching objectives to rebuild Canada's infrastructure for the 21st century. The program acknowledges that provinces, territories, municipalities and Indigenous communities are key partners that are best positioned to prioritize investments in infrastructure. To this end, the ICIP is delivered through Integrated Bilateral Agreements (IBAs) between INFC and provinces/territories that rely on a strong collaborative approach to successfully implement infrastructure projects.

Federal funding under the ICIP will be disbursed under four funding streams: public transit; green infrastructure; community, culture and recreation infrastructure, as well as rural and northern communities infrastructure.

Expected Results

Through Integrated Bilateral Agreements, the ICIP delivers funding to support public transit; green infrastructure; community, culture and recreation infrastructure; and rural and northern communities infrastructure, with the overarching objective to rebuild Canada's infrastructure for the 21st century.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

2019-2020

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2020-2021Footnote 45

2023-2024

General Targeted Recipient Groups

Provinces and territories are recipients of funding under the Integrated Bilateral Agreements (IBAs).  Eligible ultimate recipients of funding under the ICIP program include provinces and territories, municipalities, public and private sector bodies (including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations), and Indigenous entities. ICIP promotes strong collaboration between all levels of government by advancing federally-established outcomes in a manner that is flexible and responsive to unique local, provincial and territorial circumstances. Provinces and Territories, in consultation with municipalities and Indigenous communities, are responsible for identifying, prioritizing and submitting projects to Infrastructure Canada.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Infrastructure Canada is working collaboratively with provinces and territories to implement the program.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

572,177,272

1,546,053,232

1,654,475,784

2,277,470,848

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

572,177,272

1,546,053,232

1,654,475,784

2,277,470,848


3 year plan for the Disaster Adaptation and Mitigation Fund (DMAF):

Start Date

2018–2019

End Date

2027–2028

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2018–2019Footnote 46

Link to Departmental Results

Disaster Adaptation and Mitigation Fund

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Disaster Adaptation and Mitigation Fund

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

DMAF is a national, competitive merit-based program designed to support investments that will mitigate current and future climate-related risks and disasters triggered by natural hazards, such as floods, wildfires, droughts, and seismic events.

Ultimately, the DMAF aims to reduce the socio-economic impacts of disasters triggered by natural hazards on Canadians by focusing investments on vulnerable communities at high risk of infrastructure failure that result in threats to: health and safety; interruptions in essential services; significant disruptions in economic activity; and the increasingly high cost for recovery and replacement to frequent and intense climate events and disasters triggered by natural hazards.

Expected Results

The DMAF will increase the capacity of infrastructure (both structural and natural) to adapt to climate change impacts, disasters triggered by natural hazards and extreme weather events.  It will increase the ability of communities to adapt and withstand climate change impacts, disasters triggered by natural hazards and extreme weather events.  Overall, it will lead to increased economic, environmental, and social resilience, and help insure that infrastructure is managed in a more sustainable way.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

2023–2024

Groups

Eligible Recipients under the program:

  • A province or territory or a municipal or regional government established by or under provincial or territorial statute;
  • A public sector body that is established by or under provincial or territorial statute or by regulation or is wholly-owned by a province, territory, municipal or regional government;
  • When working in collaboration with a municipality, a public or not-for-profit institution that is directly or indirectly authorized, under the terms of provincial, territorial or federal statute, or Royal Charter, to deliver post-secondary courses or programs that lead to recognized and transferable post-secondary credentials;
  • A private sector body, including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations. In the case of for-profit organizations, they will need to work in collaboration with one or more of the entities referred to above or an Indigenous recipient listed below.
  • Indigenous recipients, , including:
  • An Indigenous governing body* including but not limited to:
    • A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act;
    • A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government or authority established pursuant to a Self-Government Agreement or a Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and an Indigenous People of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation;
    • A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal, provincial or territorial that incorporates a governance structure;
  • An Indigenous Development Corporation, and
  • A not-for-profit organization whose central mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes.

* “Indigenous governing body” means a council, government or other entity that is authorized to act on behalf of an Indigenous group, community or people that holds rights recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. Indigenous peoples of Canada has the meaning assigned by the definition Aboriginal peoples of Canada in subsection 35(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Federal entities, including federal Crown corporations, are not eligible for funding.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

DMAF engaged with applicants through a series of webinars. In addition, DMAF has a generic program inbox that allows applicants to contact Infrastructure Canada program staff with their questions. Finally, DMAF engaged in bilateral discussions with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the National Indigenous Organizations (Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Metis National Council). DMAF officials arranged individual teleconferences for applicants to speak directly to program staff to answer any questions that they had.


Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

99,167,800

113,778,845

199,167,800

199,167,800

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

99,167,800

113,778,845

199,167,800

199,167,800


3 year plan for the Research and Knowledge Initiative (RKI):

Start Date

2018-19

End Date

2024-25

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Voted annually through Estimates

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions

2018-19Footnote 47

Link to Departmental Results

Research and Knowledge Initiative

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory

Research and Knowledge Initiative

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This Initiative supports projects in research, knowledge-sharing, collaborations and partnerships to deepen understanding of infrastructure needs, challenges, and opportunities relevant to Canadians.

Expected Results

The Research and Knowledge Initiative will:

  • Strengthen the evidence base for infrastructure issues;
  • Shed light on infrastructure needs, challenges and opportunities relevant to Canadians;
  • Generate new ideas and facilitate innovation in the infrastructure space to help better position Canada for the future;
  • Facilitate collaboration among infrastructure stakeholders
  • Contribute to robust policies and strategic decision-making that support long-term economic growth, a low carbon and green economy, and inclusive communities

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation

N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation

N/A (coverage not required per Policy on Results)

Groups

Eligible recipients under the program:

  • Individuals and legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including for-profit and not-for-profit organization such as:
    • Canadian academic institutions
    • Industry, research, and professional associations
    • Non-governmental (not for profit) organizations
    • Private (for profit) organizations
    • National Indigenous Organizations and Indigenous communities
    • Community and regional organizations; and,
    • Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.
    • International not-for-profit legal entities validly incorporated or registered abroad, such as:
      • Academic institutions
      • Industry, research and professional associations; and
      • International organizations (e.g. OECD).

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients

Proposals will be solicited through primarily open and competitive processes. Should this approach not result in a sufficient number of high-caliber proposals in total number or types of proposals, potential applicants will then be invited to apply through a targeted process.

Planning Information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment

2019–2020
Planned Spending

2020–2021
Planned Spending

2021-2022
Planned Spending

2022-2023
Planned Spending

Total Grants

Total Contributions

2,000,000

2,450,000

2,300,000

1,750,000

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Transfer Payments

2,000,000

2,450,000

2,300,000

1,750,000

 

 

 

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