Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund to benefit local community facilities

Carter Haydu
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Government of Canada

This week the federal government announced the launch of a new Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund for Western Canada. Community facilities, such as local arenas, community centres and sports fields will be eligible for repairs and upgrades through the fund.

The fund will support, on a cost-sharing basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure accessible to the public that can be completed before March 31, 2014

City of Moose Jaw parks and recreation director Jody Hauta told the Times-Herald he received information about the new program last week and he is currently looking through the application requirements and considering what projects might benefit from the federal program.

Under the fund, Western Economic Diversification Canada is delivering over $46 million in funding towards projects in Western Canada. Eligible organizations seeking less than $250,000 in funding will receive priority, while total federal funding for a project cannot exceed 50 per cent of the total project costs.

Hauta said senior administration would consider what projects might best benefit from the federal funding in the city’s five-year capital budget.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald, Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund for Western Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Western Canada

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