The federal government has launched a new Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, with a total of $46 million available across Western Canada.
The fund will be directed to repairs and upgrades to community facilities including arenas, community centres, and sports fields.
“Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities. By improving the quality of our community facilities, we are also ensuring our residents have local gathering spaces for years to come," Cypress Hills-Grasslands MP David Anderson stated in announcing the fund.
Organizations eligible to apply for funding under CIIF include: local or regional governments or related agencies; provincial entities that provide municipal-type services to communities; non-profit organizations; and First Nation governments, including Band or Tribal Councils or their legally-designated representatives.
Eligible projects include: community and cultural centres; parks; libraries; recreational trails; recreational facilities (e.g. local arenas, swimming pools, sports fields, and other types of recreational facilities); tourism facilities having a local impact; and other existing community infrastructure assets which have a local community impact such as connectivity and broadband and local airports.
The deadline to apply is August 2. For details on project eligibility and how to submit an application visit www.wd-deo.gc.ca.