Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)

On February 14, 2014, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the next call for proposals for the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP).

This program is designed to help communities at risk of hate-motivated crime improve their security infrastructure, which will help make Canada safer for all Canadians.

Eligibility criteria

Funding is available to eligible not-for-profit organizations linked to a community at risk of being victimized by hate-motivated crime. The funds are to help with the costs of security infrastructure improvements for places of worship, provincially recognized educational institutions, and community centers in communities at risk of hate-motivated crime.

Applicants not eligible for funding include Crown Corporations, public institutions, for-profit organizations and individuals.

Funding criteria

Approved projects may receive up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum of $100,000 per project.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are able to provide cash and/or in-kind contributions amounting to at least 50% of the total project costs. These contributions must be from non-governmental sources and must be confirmed at the time the application is submitted.

In-kind contributions include labour, equipment and expertise. In-kind contributions can constitute a part of an organization's funding commitment to the project; they must be detailed in the project proposal and assigned a fair market value.

SIP funding cannot be used in combination with any other federal/provincial/ territorial/regional/municipal government funding provided to the applicant for the same purpose, activities and eligible costs.

Eligible costs

Examples of eligible costs include:

How to Apply

To request an application kit and/or additional information, contact the National Crime Prevention Centre at or at 1-800-830-3118.

Applications are being accepted on an on-going basis this year, and there is no deadline date for submissions. Applicants are therefore encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the anticipated start date of their project.


Completed applications must be submitted electronically to the National Crime Prevention Centre at The maximum file size limit for email attachments is 10Mb. The assessment of applications will be based on the material included with the original electronic submission. Subsequent application material will not be considered.

All applicants will receive a confirmation that their submission was received and will be notified of the status of their respective applications in due course.


Please direct requests for assistance to Program Officers are available to provide advice on the eligibility of applicants, activities and costs and to answer general questions. Please note that Program Officers will not review completed applications prior to submission.

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