The words "Natural Infrastructure fund. Applications to support natural and hybrid infrastructure projects, now open!" Above are images of people walking in nature.

The Natural Infrastructure Fund (NIF) supports natural infrastructure projects that support communities by:

  • planting and restoring green space;
  • constructing or restoring naturalized water retention or detention systems;
  • diverting or infiltrating naturalized water; and/or
  • supporting biodiversity and connectivity through natural infrastructure.

All of the above may utilize nature-based approaches as a way to exercise and implement climate adaptation.

The following recipients are eligible for funding:

  • municipalities, local or regional governments
  • provinces and territories
  • Indigenous governments and band councils
  • non-profit and private for-profit organizations.

Also eligible are:

  • public sector bodies under provincial, territorial, muncipal or regional jurisdiction
  • non-profit organizations supporting Indigenous communities
  • Indigenous development corporations