Funding allocations announced for Sask. municipalities

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.”

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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.

Under the program, the City of Weyburn will receive $1,562,328. The following area towns will receive these amounts: Midale, $86,812; Milestone, $100,466; Ogema, $57,923; Radville, $115,989; Stoughton, $93,280; and Yellow Grass, $68,702.

For villages in the Weyburn region, these are the grant amounts: Ceylon, $14,954; Fillmore, $44,700; Forget, $7,905; Goodwater, $4,312; Halbrite, $17,104; Lang, $27,165; McTaggart, $17,391; Minton, $7,905; Osage, $2,875; Pangman, $33,345; Torquay, $36,651.

These are the grant amounts for area RMs: Brock, $38,375; Brokenshell, $44,843; Cymri, $78,907; Fillmore, $32,051; Francis, $96,873; Golden West, $41,825; Griffin, $62,953; Lake Alma, $39,094; Laurier, $42,544; Lomond, $42,544; Norton, $33,489; Scott, $28,027; Souris Valley, $42,256; Tecumseh, $38,950; The Gap, $28,602; Wellington, $53,323; and the RM of Weyburn, $152,927.

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, to build 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.