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 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 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 Gas Tax fund is delivered through three program streams: Community Works Fund; Strategic Priorities Fund; and Greater Vancouver Regional Fund.

Money from the Community Works Fund must go towards capital improvements which result in:
 - a clean environment;
 - productivity and economic growth;
 - and strong cities and communities.

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

  • Local roads, bridges – including cycling lanes and paths, hiking trails, road infrastructure
  • Highways – infrastructure
  • Short-sea shipping – infrastructure related to the movement of cargo and passengers
  • Short-line rail – related infrastructure for carriage of passengers or freight
  • Broadband connectivity – infrastructure that provides internet access to residents, businesses or institutions
  • Public transit – infrastructure that supports a shared passenger system for public use
  • Drinking water – infrastructure that supports drinking water conservation, collection, treatment and distribution systems
  • Solid waste – infrastructure that supports solid waste management systems including the collection, diversion and disposal of recyclables, compostable materials and garbage
  • Community energy systems – infrastructure that generates or increases the efficient use of energy
  • Brownfield Redevelopment – where the redevelopment includes the construction of public infrastructure from any eligible project category or the construction of public parks and publicly-owned social housing
  • Sports infrastructure – amateur sport infrastructure
  • Recreational infrastructure – recreational facilities or networks
  • Cultural infrastructure – infrastructure that supports arts, humanities, and heritage
  • Tourism infrastructure –infrastructure that attract travelers for recreation, leisure, business or other purposes
  • Disaster mitigation – infrastructure that reduces or eliminates long-term impacts and risks associated with natural disasters
  • Capacity building – investments related to strengthening the ability of Local Governments to develop long-term planning practices. 

*Investments in health infrastructure are not eligible.


All applications are reviewed and administered by RDCK staff and the RDCK Board of Directors must approve the application at a Board Meeting.  (Submissions by Dropbox are not accepted at this time.)  Eligibility questions and applications need to be submitted to the attention of:

Tanji Zumpano
Water Services Liaison
Regional District of Central Kootenay
590 - 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4
Phone (250) 352-8171
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 needs to be submitted to the attention of:

Grants Coordinator
Regional District of Central Kootenay
590 - 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1l 5R4
Phone (250) 352-8170
Fax: (250) 352-9300

Progress Report Form  (To be used 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


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