Derek Bennett, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Municipalities, announced that the department is inviting applications for projects under the 2021-22 Municipal Capital Works program and the Investing in Canada Plan infrastructure program.
“Our government believes that strong communities result in a strong province,” said Bennett. “Cost-shared funding from provincial and federal governments presents a wonderful opportunity to build community infrastructure at a reduced cost while enhancing services for residents and businesses.”
Municipalities, local service districts, engineering consultants, regional service boards and Inuit community governments, non-profit organizations and other eligible recipients can submit applications until November 13, 2020. Project approvals are anticipated to be determined by spring 2021.
In 2020, there were 150 joint projects approved under the Investing in Canada Plan valued at over $180 million, and 30 projects approved for the Municipal Capital Works program with an investment of over $9 million.
Approved projects for both programs included the following:
- upgrading wastewater treatment;
- improving access to drinking water;
- municipal water and sewer system upgrades; and
- fire hall upgrades.
The Investing in Canada Plan federal-provincial is a 10-year $1.1 billion infrastructure program. The Municipal Capital Works program allocates approximately $10 million each year towards municipal infrastructure projects.
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