Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)

The SIP call for applications is now closed.

The deadline to submit an application was January 31st at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The SIP supports the implementation of projects to help communities with a demonstrated history of being victimized by hate-motivated crime through the enhancement of their security infrastructure.

Public Safety Canada receives applications from December 1st to January 31st and from June 1st to July 31st of each year.


Applicants are now encouraged to submit their completed application (including their budget, their quotes and other supporting documents) using the online application form.

To help applicants and contractors, Public Safety Canada has also created a Standardized Quote Template and Quote Sample and a Security Equipment Pricing Guide. The guide is a list of the most popular equipment and their fair market value. The guide will be used to assess funding applications.

To be eligible for funding, a minimum of two (2) comparable quotes need to be included with your application using the Standardized Quote Template.

Funding criteria

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

Proposals may be approved in their entirety or in part.

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

Funding or reimbursements cannot be provided to applicants for any activities that have been started or completed prior to signing a contribution agreement with Public Safety Canada.

For a complete list of funding criteria, please consult the Application Guide and the Terms and Conditions.

Eligible applicants

Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations that are at risk of being victimized by hate-motivated crime. It helps with the costs of security infrastructure improvements for places of worship, provincially and territorially recognized private educational institutions, and community centers.

Crown Corporations, publicly funded institutions, for-profit organizations and individuals are not eligible for funding.

For a complete list of eligible applicants, please consult the Application Guide and the Terms and Conditions.

How to Apply

Please consult the Application Guide prior to starting the online application process.

Interested organizations must submit their application online. Detailed information and forms are accessible in the application kit below:

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.

Applicants will receive a funding decision within four months following the close of each call for proposals.

Useful Resources


Please contact us at for assistance or to obtain an alternate format of the online application form. Program Officers are available to provide advice on the eligibility of applicants, activities and costs and to answer general questions.

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