UBCM is hosting a series of regional workshops across the province this spring. Each session will provide updates on the funding programs administered by UBCM along with current trends in Asset Management.
Programs highlighted in the workshops include the Canada Community Building Fund and the suite of provincially funded programs administered by Local Government Program Services. The workshops will be led by Glen Brown, General Manager of UBCM's Victoria Operations, and Brant Felker, Canada Community Building Fund Policy & Program Manager.
This learning opportunity will be of particular interest to senior staff but could also be of interest to staff involved in grant program administration, delivery, and/or asset management.
To attend a free workshop in your area, participants must register online. Limited space is available at each location so we recommend registering early.
Canada Community-Building Fund
The Administrative Agreement on the Federal Gas Tax Fund in British Columbia (Agreement) 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 the Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly the federal Gas Tax fund) to local governments and other recipients in British Columbia over ten years (2014-2024).
The Canada Community-Building Fund provides predictable, long-term and stable funding to local governments in British Columbia for investment in infrastructure and capacity building projects. Over the 10 years of the Agreement, British Columbia is expected to receive a transfer of $3.052 billion in funding from Canada. The Canada Community-Building Fund allocation table has been made available by Infrastructure Canada.
The Canada Community-Building 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 is delivered through three program streams: Community Works Fund; Strategic Priorities Fund; and Greater Vancouver Regional Fund.
Program Information Management Systems
The Program Information Management System (PIMS) provides a single entry online portal for local governments for all Canada Community-Building Fund related commitments with UBCM. The following are examples of what eligible recipients can access through PIMS:
- Annual Expenditure Reporting
- Management of funding contracts including submitting claims
- Asset Management reporting
- Performance measurement reporting
- Strategic Priorities Fund intakes