Community Works (Federal/Provincial) Grants

Federal Gas Tax and Provincial grants and subsidies are available to local governments and/or community groups as Community Works Grants.

The Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly the federal Gas Tax Fund) provides predictable, long-term and stable funding to local governments in British Columbia for investment in infrastructure and capacity building projects. The Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly the federal Gas Tax Fund) is guided by three national program objectives, which include productivity and economic growth, a clean environment and strong cities and communities. In British Columbia, the Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly the federal Gas Tax Fund) is delivered through three program streams: Community Works Fund; Strategic Priorities Fund; and Greater Vancouver Regional Fund.

Eligible projects include investments in infrastructure for its construction, renewal, or material enhancement in each of the following project categories:

  • Local roads, bridges
  • Short-sea shipping
  • Short-line rail
  • Regional and local airports
  • Broadband connectivity
  • Public transit
  • Drinking water
  • Wastewater
  • Solid waste
  • Community energy systems
  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Sport infrastructure
  • Recreational infrastructure
  • Cultural infrastructure
  • Tourism infrastructure
  • Disaster mitigation
  • Capacity building
  • Fire hall and fire station infrastructure

Please view the Examples of Eligible CWF Projects document for further information. This document has been updated to include fire hall and fire station infrastructure.


All applications are reviewed and administered by RDCK staff and the RDCK Board of Directors must approve the application at a Board Meeting. Eligibility questions and applications need to be submitted via email to the attention of:

Grants Coordinator
Regional District of Central Kootenay
590 - 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4
Phone (250) 352-1582
Fax: (250) 352-9300

Community Works Application Form

Community Works Application Instructions

Please contact your Area Director to ensure that he/she approves the project. Visit the list of Directors here.


Please refer to the Funding Agreement for reporting requirements. Progress Reports, Final Reports and Annual Reports can be submitted online.

Progress Report Form  (To report progress until your project is complete.)

Final Report Form  (To be used when your project is 100% complete.)

Annual Report Form  (To be used after you have submitted a Final Report.)


The Administrative Agreement on the Federal Gas Tax Fund in British Columbia [PDF - 1.2 MB] (Agreement or GTA) took effect on April 1, 2014. The tripartite Agreement between Canada-British Columbia-UBCM replaced the 2005-2014 Agreement and provides the administrative framework for the delivery of federal Gas Tax funding to local governments and other recipients in British Columbia over ten years (2014-2024). 

For more information on Federal/Provincial funding please visit


The content on this page was last updated January 22 2024 at 8:29 PM