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Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF)

Please DO NOT submit your applications through Grants Ontario for this application round. Applicants should use the application form (link below) and email them directly to Infrastructure Ontario at CWWF@infrastructureontario.ca.


The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) is a federal program designed to accelerate short-term community investments, while supporting the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and the planning and design of future facilities and upgrades to existing systems.

Through the CWWF, $569.5 million is being provided through federal infrastructure funding. The Province of Ontario is cost-matching recipient contributions up to a maximum of 25% of total eligible costs, including:

  • Rehabilitation projects;
  • New construction projects;
  • Optimization initiatives; and
  • Planning and design work.

The CWWF funds community capital projects that address immediate drinking water, wastewater and stormwater needs fostering economic growth and supporting a cleaner and healthier environment for communities.

The objectives of the CWWF are to:

  • Improve reliability of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems and meet legislated standards and guidelines;
  • Rehabilitate and modernize Ontario’s aging infrastructure; and
  • Accelerate short-term community infrastructure investments across Ontario.


The October 31st deadline for municipal applications has now passed. For late applications, please contact 1-844-803-8856 immediately for further information with respect to the submission process.

Eligibility Requirements

The following communities and organizations are eligible to receive CWWF funding:

  • Municipalities located in Ontario;
  • Local Services Boards (LSBs) in Ontario; and
  • Indigenous communities in Ontario as defined under the Indian Act (i.e. Indian Act Band Councils).

Program Guidelines

Reference Material


Electronic mail: CWWF@infrastructureontario.ca

Regular mail:
Clean Water and Wastewater Fund
Infrastructure Ontario
1 Dundas Street West, Suite 2000
Toronto ON M5G 2L5

Last updated: April 18, 2017