Saskatchewan Government Relations Minister Lori Carr announced specific funding allocations for all communities within the province under the new Municipal Economic Enhancement Program 2020 (MEEP).
“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to continue to fulfil its commitment to the people of the province by ensuring important infrastructure dollars are available to our communities when they need it most,” Carr said. “This $150 million investment into Saskatchewan’s municipalities can be used for shovel ready infrastructure projects and initiatives, and will help keep our municipalities strong during the current pandemic.”
MEEP 2020 will provide $150 million, or approximately $143 per capita, to local municipalities to support investments in infrastructure, to stimulate economic recovery, and encourage local job creation.
Allocation highlights for MEEP 2020, include:
- City of Saskatoon – $35,529,807
- City of Regina – $30,916,844
- City of Prince Albert – $5,163,587
- City of Moose Jaw – $4,870,956
- City of Swift Current – $2,386,467
- City of Yorkton – $2,348,953
- City of North Battleford – $2,057,472
The program is a key component of the Government of Saskatchewan’s $7.5 billion, two-year capital plan that was announced on May 6 aimed at building a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate Saskatchewan’s economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All funding related to the program must be used by the local municipality by March 31, 2022.
For more information on the MEEP 2020 program, including a full list of project categories and community funding allocations, visit: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/municipal-administration/funding-finances-and-asset-management/funding/municipal-economic-enhancement-program.