Rural Transit Solutions Fund: How to apply?

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Before you begin

Who can apply:

In order to apply for funding under the Rural Transit Solutions Fund you must ensure that you are listed as an eligible recipient.

Note: It should be noted that discussions are ongoing between the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec regarding the implementation of this program in Quebec, in accordance with the Quebec legislative framework.

The following is the list of eligible organizations

  1. Municipalities, local and regional governments established under provincial or territorial statute, including local service districts
  2. Provinces and Territories (only for capital projects)
  3. Public sector bodies that are established by or under provincial or territorial statute, or by regulation, or are wholly-owned by a province, territory, municipal or regional government, including but not limited to:
    1. Municipally-owned corporations (e.g. autonomous organizations owned by municipalities, used to produce or deliver local public services outside the local bureaucracy);
    2. Provincial or territorial organizations that deliver municipal services (e.g. public utilities, community health services, economic development bodies); and
    3. Any other form of local governance that exists outside of the municipality description (e.g. local service districts; public-private partnership boards that manage community facilities etc.)
  4. Indigenous governing bodies, including but not limited to:
    1. A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act;
    2. 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; and
    3. A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal or provincial that incorporates a governance structure. 
  5. Federally or Provincially incorporated not-for-profit organizations whose mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes, organizations serving Indigenous communities living in urban centers and First Nations living off-reserve
  6. Indigenous development corporations
  7. Federally or Provincially incorporated Not-for-profit organizations*

*Not-for-profit organizations are eligible to receive funding when an application is submitted on behalf of any primary eligible recipients listed as 1-6 above. They must have documented support from these primary eligible recipients (e.g., a letter or council resolution etc.).

For additional details on program eligibility please consult the Applicant Guides.

All eligible interested applicants are invited to apply to the RTSF by creating an Applicant Account on the INFC Applicant Portal.

Applicants must register for an Infrastructure Canada (INFC) Applicant Account to access the RTSF Application Form.

Applicants who are unable to apply through the INFC Applicant Portal are asked to reach out to the RTSF Team: RTSF-FSTCR@infc.gc.ca.