Province is investing $500,000 into 15 municipal projects

Government Relations Minister Don McMorris recently announced that 15 different projects across the province will receive some funding out of a total of $500,000 under the Targeted Sector Support (TSS) Initiative.

These projects include developing a land use plan in the RM of Paddockwood north of Prince Albert, producing a shared policy manual for municipal officials in various west-central communities, and creating a regional emergency plan in the Lanigan area in central Saskatchewan.

“Our government is proud of its ongoing work and relationships with Saskatchewan’s municipal associations to make this initiative happen,” says McMorris.

“Together, we will help communities better serve their citizens by strengthening local governments across this great province.”

The projects were reviewed and approved by the TSS Steering Committee, which consists of representatives from SUMA, SARM, New North, and the Ministry of Government Relations.

The TSS Initiative is providing cost-shared grants to support municipalities in enhancing their core responsibilities through projects focused on good governance, capacity building, and regional co-operation.

The funding will cover up to 75 per cent of the approved project costs.

This is the fourth round of projects that have been approved under the TSS Initiative, which is funded through the Municipal Revenue Sharing Program.

SUMA administers this funding on behalf of the TSS Steering Committee.

“By investing in projects that foster good governance and encourage inter-community collaboration, the TSS Initiative is helping to strengthen Saskatchewan’s hometowns and improve the lives of our residents,” says SUMA President Randy Goulden.

New applications for the TSS Initiative will be open for municipalities in early March.

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