Community Improvement Plan

On November 16, 2020 the City adopted a new Community Improvement Plan, herein referenced as the 2020CIP.

The 2020CIP offers four financial incentive programs to the private sector to help offset a portion of project costs incurred for redevelopment projects, brownfield remediation and building façade improvements. The incentive is provided after project completion.

View the City of St. Catharines 2020CIP (PDF, 14MB)

Program guidelines

The guidelines provide an overview of each program, including eligibility, criteria, process, program timelines, application submission requirements, and requirements to commence payment of the incentive. It is essential that prospective applicants for any one of the programs read the applicable Guidelines to ensure program eligibility and that complete application requirements are satisfied prior to making application.

Application deadlines

Applications are now open for all 2020CIP programs.

For the TIF and BTIF Programs, there are two deadline dates for submission of complete applications during 2021. Applications must be submitted by either:

  • June 30 or
  • Dec. 31

For the BTA and FIP Programs, complete applications will be assessed on a first-come basis.

Application forms

Download the 2020CIP application forms below.


If you have any questions regarding the Community Improvement Plan, please contact:

Claire Semple

Community Improvement Coordinator

905.688.5601, ext. 1730

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