Villages receive grants for infrastructure management
Two area villages have received grants to help in making effective infrastructure decisions.
Last week the federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced more than $2 million for funding 41 initiatives nationwide to support communities. Among the recipients are the Village of Standard and the Village of Acme.
“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in local infrastructure to support municipalities as they plan, build and maintain their infrastructure more strategically. Our investments in green infrastructure will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to a clean growth economy and strengthen the middle class, helping us plan and build the infrastructure of the 21st century,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
These initiatives are supported through three programs; the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).
The Village of Standard will receive $49,600 to complete its 2018 infrastructure asset management plan update. The Village of Acme will receive $50,000 for its infrastructure condition assessment and management project.
These funds come from the MMAP program which is “designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. The program provides asset management training, funding, and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively. MAMP is a five-year, $50-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.”
“Today’s announcement highlights how municipal leaders, right across Canada, are driving innovation to build more sustainable, resilient and livable communities. We are proud to see FCM’s programs support local solutions with national impact, contributing to infrastructure renewal and our transition to a low-carbon economy,” said Vicki-May Hamm, FCM President.