Municipalities find out their totals in Municipal Economic Enhancement Program

The provincial government is letting Saskatchewan’s cities know how much they will be receiving in a $150 million Municipal Economic Enhancement Program aimed at roughly $143 per capita ,to  support investments in infrastructure, stimulate economic recovery and encourage local jobs.

In a release from the government, Municipal Affairs Minister Lori Carr says “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 and that this  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.”

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
All funding related to the program must be used by the local municipality by March 31, 2022.

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