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Community Improvement Plan

Community Improvement Plan

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a planning tool to support strategic community investment priorities. A CIP provides a framework for investment opportunities in the public realm and the provision of incentive programs to assist the private sector to stimulate redevelopment and to facilitate property improvements.

The Township’s four settlement areas are the focus for the Township’s Community Improvement Plan: Baysville, Dorset, Dwight and Hillside. In recognition of the important and unique role the communities play in the Township’s economic and social development, Council approved a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) with the focus of attracting tourism, business investment and economic development; as well as assisting in providing attainable/affordable housing. In this regard, the CIP identifies the need to create a private-sector incentive program.

The CIP Private Sector Incentive Program will be open for applications during the set intake windows. Discover more details about each program in the policy, and get ready to apply!

Private Sector Incentive Programs

The Township has officially launched the incentive programs for the private sector to encourage reinvestment in privately owned properties located in the CIP project areas, especially where it will enhance the public realm and make a positive contribution to the overall vitality of the Township’s four settlement areas (Baysville, Dorset, Dwight and Hillside). Review program details in the Township’s “Private Sector Incentive Programs Policy”.

Project Grant: The Township may provide a grant of up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $5,000 per property.

Loan: The Township may provide a loan of up to $10,000 per business. A loan agreement will be required to be signed between the parties, and a loan amortization repayment table established.

Loan: The Township may provide a loan of up to $5,000 per business. A loan agreement will be required to be signed between the parties, and a loan amortization repayment table established.

Project Grant: The Township may provide a grant of up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $2,000 per unit.

Loan: The Township may provide a loan of up to $10,000 per unit. A loan agreement will be required to be signed between the parties, and a loan amortization repayment table established.

Project Grant: The Township may provide a grant of up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $2,000 per business.

Loan: The Township may provide a loan of up to $10,000 per business. A loan agreement will be required to be signed between the parties, and a loan amortization repayment table established.

Project Grant: The Township may provide a grant of up to 50% of eligible costs for commissioning and installation of works to a maximum of $1,000 per installation. Must adhere to municipal public art policy guidelines.

Deadline to Apply

  • The Community Improvement Plan Private Sector Incentive Program will have two intakes annually, held in the first quarter (January to March) and the third quarter (July to September) of each year.

  • The second intake will only occur if funding remains available after the first.

How to Apply

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