Gateways and Border Crossings Fund

General information

Name of transfer payment program Gateways and Border Crossings Fund
Start date February 7, 2008
End date No end date
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions Original: 2007-2008; last revision 2014-15
Strategic Outcome An efficient transportation system
Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture Program 1.2: Gateways and Corridors
Sub-program 1.2.2: Gateways and Border Crossings Fund
Description The Gateways and Border Crossings Fund is a merit-based program that funds transportation infrastructure and other related initiatives to develop and exploit Canada's strategic gateways, trade corridors and border crossings and to better integrate the national transportation system.
Expected results

The Gateways and Border Crossings Fund is expected to result in:

  • Identification of bottlenecks, capacity constraints and other impediments to the flow of goods and people;
  • Completion of projects to improve highway, rail, air and marine capacity, intermodal links and connectors, and technology to improve efficiency;
  • Enhancement of the integration of the transportation system; and
  • Enhancement of economic competitiveness and productivity.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2016-17
Decision following the results of last evaluation The Gateways and Border Crossings Fund is meeting its objectives and will be further evaluated at the end of the program.
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation N/AFootnote 1
General targeted recipient groups

The Gateways and Border Crossings Fund targets:

  • Provinces and Territories
  • Municipalities and local organizations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Industry-related entities
  • Others: regional/provincial/national/international associations and committees; federal Crown corporations that own international bridges
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients Engagement initiatives include: targeted calls for project proposals; consultations and meetings with partners and stakeholders; and promotions at gateway/trade-related conferences. Agreement Management Committees are responsible for the management and administration of contribution agreements between Transport Canada and Gateways and Border Crossings Fund recipients.

Planning Information (dollars)

    Planned spending
Type of transfer payment Forecast spending 2016–17 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 127,107,308 98,053,864 11,712,197 2,840,000
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 127,107,308 98,053,864 11,712,197 2,840,000