The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the safety and security of Canadians. Public Safety Canada is working to build a safe and resilient Canada and has a renewed commitment to the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program, which provides timely funding and support for communities at risk of hate-crime.
This renewed commitment has resulted in some key changes to the program. Public Safety Canada is implementing a new intake approach: proposals will now be accepted from December 1st to January 31st, and from June 1st to July 31st of each year. Funding decisions will be provided to applicants in writing within four months of the close of each call. In addition, a wider range of costs are now considered eligible, which will allow communities to implement security measures both inside and outside of their facilities. These changes have been implemented to provide funding to a wider range of eligible communities at risk, to streamline the processing of applications, and to provide funding as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The purpose of this guide is to assist interested groups to complete funding applications under the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP).