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Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program

Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program

 

The OMCC is a multi-year program with $42.5M available in the first year. Funding for future years will be determined based on availability of cap and trade proceeds. All Ontario municipalities are eligible for annual OMCC funding to support up to 80% of costs associated with their implementation of eligible commuter cycling projects.

OMCC is supported by proceeds from Ontario’s cap and trade program. The purpose of this program is to provide direct, dedicated, annual funding to Ontario municipalities to support the implementation of commuter cycling infrastructure to encourage people to get out of their cars and onto bikes for their daily commute or other frequent trips.

Deadline: August 18, 2017 at 5:00pm

Eligibility Requirements: All Ontario municipalities are eligible for OMCC funding. Municipalities must declare their commitment to participate in OMCC annually. A municipality can choose to participate in OMCC in any or all of the program years. A decision to participate or not participate in any given year of the program will neither oblige nor prevent a municipality from participating in future years.

Other organizations (e.g., indigenous communities and/or organizations, conservation authorities, school boards, service agencies) can be partners with a municipality on eligible projects but are not eligible to receive OMCC funding. Municipalities can also pool OMCC funds to work on joint, eligible projects.

As OMCC is supported by proceeds from Ontario’s cap and trade program, only eligible cycling infrastructure projects that improve or support commuter cycling are eligible for OMCC funding. Funding can be applied to both new commuter cycling infrastructure and to enhancements to existing cycling infrastructure to better support commuting cyclists. The only non-capital eligible project is the development of a new cycling plan for municipalities with a population of 15,000 or greater than do not have a current, council approved cycling plan.