Building Communities Initiative II

Building Communities
The Building Communities Initiative (BCI) II is a multi-year, cost-shared capital initiative developed jointly by the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg. The goal of BCI II is to support community revitalization through improvements to local infrastructure in targeted older neighbourhoods and contribute to the vitality, safety and health of communities throughout the city.
Neighbourhood Infrastructure Program
The BCI II Neighbourhood Infrastructure Program provides capital support for upgrading community facilities and municipal infrastructure in order to enhance public safety, strengthen neighbourhood commercial areas in targeted neighbourhoods, provide youth with opportunities for positive activity, and create a positive neighbourhood image for residents.  Over 120 projects have been approved under the three Phases of the BCI II Neighbourhood Infrastructure Program. Read more about the Neighbourhood Infrastructure Program here.

Residential Neighbourhood Beautification Program
The BCI II Residential Neighbourhood Beautification Program is now complete. The Program ran from June 29, 2011 to March 8, 2013 and was piloted in the Chalmers neighbourhood. It provided small grants to homeowners and rental property owners to support visible street front exterior improvements to the appearance of housing properties in a designated area of the neighbourhood. The pilot project was delivered by the Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation for the Province of Manitoba.