Crime Prevention Funding Programs

The Expanded Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)

Last fall, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced a total investment of $10 million for the Expanded Security Infrastructure Program (ESIP). The ESIP is a temporary measure to help Canadian communities at risk of hate-motivated crimes, protect and strengthen the security of their community centres, places of worship and other institutions.

As the total amount of applications received will soon surpass the allocated $10 million, Public Safety Canada is implementing an application deadline of February 18, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), to provide organizations with a final opportunity to submit their applications and to support the successful implementation of projects by March 31, 2024.

To apply for the expanded SIP funding, you must send a completed application form, budget template and any additional required documents, as applicable, to

For helpful tips on completing your application, please refer to the following resources:

If your organization requires financial support on an urgent basis may also be eligible for the Severe Hate-Motivated Incident Support stream of the Security Infrastructure Program, which remains accessible throughout the year.

The next call for applications will be announced in the next fiscal year.

To stay informed about future calls for applications under the ongoing Security Infrastructure Program (SIP), please ensure that your organization has been added to the SIP distribution list at this link: NCPC Mailing List - Subscription (

The Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)

The SIP 2023 Call for Applications is now closed and is no longer accepting applications. To stay informed about future Call for Applications and Information Sessions consider subscribing to our mailing list. In the unfortunate event that your facility experiences a severe hate-motivated incident, you may qualify for funding via the SHMIS stream, which remains accessible throughout the year.

Public Safety Canada's National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) provides funding to strategically selected projects that contribute to preventing and reducing crime in Canada and to increasing knowledge about what works in crime prevention. In order to achieve its goals, the NCPS identifies specific priorities for project funding.

Building on past successes and lessons learned, the NCPS aims to deliver concrete results in local communities by funding and evaluating interventions to prevent and reduce offending among those most at-risk, especially:

Within these populations, the NCPS will also target specific priority crime issues such as drug-related crime, youth gangs and gun violence.

Details on the NCPS funding programs are provided in the links below.

Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program

The Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) provides time-limited funding to enhance the security infrastructure of communities targeted by hate-motivated crime.

Crime Prevention Action Fund

The Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF) provides time-limited grant and contribution funding that supports evidence-based crime prevention initiatives in communities that address known risk and protective factors associated with crime among vulnerable groups of the population, especially children and youth from 6-24 years, and chronic offenders.

Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund

The Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund (NACPF) supports the adaptation, development and implementation of innovative and promising culturally sensitive crime prevention practices which address known risk and protective factors to reduce offending among at-risk children and youth, and high risk offenders in communities; the dissemination of knowledge and the development of tools and resources for Aboriginal and northern populations; capacity building as a means to explore ways to develop or implement culturally sensitive crime prevention practices among Aboriginal and northern populations.

Youth Gang Prevention Fund

The Youth Gang Prevention Fund (YGPF) provides time-limited funding for initiatives in communities that prevent at-risk youth from joining gangs, provides exit strategies for youth who belong to gangs, and offers support to youth so they do not re-join gangs, in communities where youth gangs are an existing or emerging threat.

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