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Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund

Infrastructure Canada


The DMAF is a national, competitive, and merit-based contribution program intended to support public infrastructure projects designed to mitigate current and future climate-related risks and disasters triggered by climate change, such as floods, wildland fires, droughts and seismic events.

What types of projects does the DMAF fund?

Eligible infrastructure projects under the DMAF include new construction of public infrastructure and/or modification or reinforcement of existing public infrastructure including natural infrastructure that prevent, mitigate or protect against the impacts of climate change, disasters triggered by natural hazards, and extreme weather.

Projects can either be of:

  • Small-scale (new): projects with total eligible costs between $1 million and $20 million; or
  • Large-scale: projects with total eligible costs of $20 million and above.


Eligible Applicants are:

  • A province or territory; or a municipal or regional government established by – or under –provincial or territorial statute;
  • A public sector body that is established by – or under – provincial or territorial statute or by regulation; or is wholly-owned by a province, territory, municipal or regional government;
  • When working in collaboration with a municipality, a Canadian public or not-for-profit institution that is authorized, under the terms of a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal statute; or Royal Charter, to deliver post-secondary courses or programs that lead to recognized and transferable post-secondary credentials.
  • A private sector body, including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations. In the case of for-profit organizations, they will need to work in collaboration with one or more of the entities referred to above or an Indigenous Recipient listed below.

Eligible Indigenous Applicants, include:

  • An Indigenous governing body* including, but not limited to:
    • A band council within the meaning of Section 2 of the Indian Act;
    • 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 Peoples of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation; or
    • A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal, provincial or territorial legislation that incorporates a governance structure.
  • An Indigenous Development Corporation**; and
  • A not-for-profit organization whose central mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes


The maximum federal contribution from all sources of the total eligible expenditures for a given project is as follows: • Up to 50% for provinces; DMAF Applicant Guide v.1 | 2021 13

  • Up to 40% for municipalities and not-for profit organizations in provinces;
  • Up to 75% for territories;
  • Up to 100% for Indigenous Recipients, provinces*, territories*, and municipalities* for which projects primarily benefit Indigenous communities or Indigenous populations; and
  • Up to 25% for for-profit private sector organizations.

How to Apply

All interested Applicants are invited to apply to the DMAF by creating an Applicant Account on the INFC Applicant Portal located on the DMAF website.

Application Period

Second assessment period: Applications are closed on July 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST.
Contact Name: Infrastructure Canada
Contact Phone: 1-800-465-7735
Contact Email: [email protected]
Subject Area(s): Water, Infrastructure, Disaster Mitigation
Last Reviewed: March 12, 2022, 12:38 pm
Deadline: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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