The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major economic impact on B.C., leading to job losses, business closures, and disruptions to supply chains. In September 2020, the province announced $1.5 billion in funding for a variety of programs to help promote a sustainable economic recovery. This includes the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program – Community Economic Resilience stream (CERIP-CER).
This audit will determine whether the Ministry of Municipal Affairs administered the CERIP-CER funding stream according to government financial policies and program guidelines.
The audit looks at the following aspects of CERIP-CER:
- How the program was developed to support B.C.’s economic recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic,
- The assessment of applications for CERIP-CER funding,
- The distribution of funding to successful applicants, and
- The ministry’s oversight of funding in the first year.
For more information, watch the auditor general's announcement video.
Updated: December 2021