Apply for CPFP funding – Rail Safety Component

The Community Participation Funding Program – Rail Safety Component (CPFP-RS) helps eligible local and Indigenous communities and organisations to take part in developing and improving Canada's rail transportation system.

Eligibility for funding

Eligible recipients include:

  • Indigenous governments*, tribal councils and other forms or regional government, nationally or regionally representative Indigenous organizations, and/or Indigenous development corporations
  • Indigenous Communities/Bands/Settlements
  • District Councils/Chiefs' Councils/Tribal Councils
  • Indigenous Associations/Organizations/Societies
  • Indigenous Commissions/Councils/Authorities/Boards
  • Indigenous Economic Institutions/Organizations/Corporations/Co-operatives
  • Local communities
  • Not-for-profit organizations

For detailed information about eligible recipients, refer to the Applicant's Guide.

Conditions of funding

Maximum funding of up to $5,000 per recipient per activity will be provided.

The funding will be provided as a grant for short-term activities only. The estimated amount provided in the application, when approved will be the amount the recipient will receive.

Upon demonstration that the recipient has met all eligible assessment criteria and has provided a reasonable estimate, payment of the grant may be made in a lump sum.

Eligible activities

Grants may be provided to fund the following short-term eligible activities if the proposed activity directly contributes to one or more of the program objectives:

Activities include:

  • Coordinating local engagement activities and / or meetings
    • Development and support of virtual or in person networks with the aim of discussing key policy issues and exchanging views
  • Reviewing documents and providing written comments
    • Provision and sharing of information and knowledge related to the impact of proposed policies, programs, processes, directives, regulation or legislation
  • Preparing for, travelling to and participating in meetings (virtual and / or in-person)
  • Hiring expertise
  • Conducting studies

For example, costs eligible for reimbursement could include:

  • Salaries and benefits
  • Professional fees for consultation services (legal, environmental, etc.)
  • Room rentals and other facility
  • Public outreach, communications materials and associated activities
  • Translation
  • Honoraria
  • Travel
  • Administration

For detailed information about eligible costs, refer to the Applicant's Guide.

What you need to know before you start

  • Read the Applicant's Guide in full before you apply
  • You must complete the application form
  • Your application must be signed, accurate and complete

How to apply

  1. Use the application form to create your application.
  2. Sign and submit your application.
  3. Once your application has been approved, you will be notified via an approval letter. The estimated amount provided in the application, when approved will be the amount the recipient will receive.

Submit your application

The form must be sent to the following email:


We will confirm receipt of all application packages.

Note: Your electronic application must be in PDF format and must include original signatures.

Guides and help

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