Municipalities to receive funding for 103 infrastructure initiatives across Canada

OTTAWA, Oct. 19, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —

OTTAWA, Oct. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today announced funding for 103 initiatives in communities across Canada through two new funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).

Improving Canada's infrastructure lays – in large part – in the hands of the municipalities. Communities across the country want to be sure they are investing their infrastructure money wisely, and that they are aware of and ready to adapt to the potential effects of climate change as they make local infrastructure investment decisions. The projects announced today demonstrate the work being done on these fronts in municipalities large and small.

For example, through MCIP, communities such as Surrey, British Columbia are studying how to adapt to coastal flooding and increase community resiliency, and Edmonton, Alberta is working on a Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Strategy. These types of projects are crucial as communities deal with climate change and its environmental impacts.

MAMP is helping Canadian municipalities make informed decisions on infrastructure investment based on sound asset management practices. For example, in St Clair, Ontario that means integrating new software that will make existing data more useful during decision making processes. The Town of Paradise, Newfoundland is working towards a full-fledged asset management plan to ensure they are more strategically funding the town's basic infrastructure needs.

MCIP and MAMP are delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

Quotes

"These new programs will help municipalities to plan, build and maintain their infrastructure more strategically, and will enable them to invest in infrastructure projects reducing greenhouse gas emissions and better preparing for the impacts of climate change. Innovative green infrastructure projects contribute to a clean growth economy and strengthen the middle class by ensuring communities are healthy and sustainable places to live."
- The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Communities large and small are looking for ways to maximize their infrastructure dollars, plan for, and adapt to the impacts of climate change, and undertake programs that benefit the environment. Local solutions are helping tackle national challenges — and are building a more livable, competitive Canada. We are proud of the great work communities are undertaking with the help of these federally funded programs."
- Jenny Gerbasi, FCM President

Quick facts

  • The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a new five-year, $75-million program designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Today's announcement includes just over $3.7 million in MCIP grants towards 28 projects in municipalities across Canada.
  • The Municipal Asset Management Program is a five-year, $50-million program designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. Today's announcement includes over $3.1 million in MAMP grants towards 75 projects in municipalities across Canada.

Backgrounder

Municipalities to receive funding for 103 infrastructure initiatives across Canada
103 new initiatives approved in 97 communities

A new list of initiatives approved for 103 initiatives in communities across Canada through two new funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP). These programs are delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

The following 103 projects in 97 communities have been approved for federal funding amounting to just over $3.8 million.

Funded initiatives

Alberta
Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87, AB
Asset Management Initiatives Project
Sub-sector: Multiple
MAMP grant: $50,000

Camrose County, AB
Video Data Collection & Video Asset Processing
Sub-sector: Data collection and reporting
MAMP grant: $50,000

Town of Castor, AB
Managing Risk and Building Resilience through Asset Management
Sub-sector: Asset management system assessments
MAMP grant: $50,000

Town of Coaldale, AB
Asset Condition Assessment Program
Sub-sector: Data collection and reporting
MAMP grant: $50,000

Town of Devon, AB
Asset Management Plan & Policy for the Town of Devon
Sub-sector: Multiple
MAMP grant: $50,000

Town of Devon
Partners for Climate Protection Milestones Strategy 1-3
Plan – Energy
MCIP grant: $27,200

City of Edmonton, AB
City of Edmonton PACE Feasibility Study
Feasibility Study – Energy
MCIP grant: $157,600

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Strategy
Plan – Climate Change Adaptation
MCIP grant: $175,000

City of Leduc, AB
City of Leduc GHG Inventory and GHG Reduction Plan
Plan – Energy
MCIP grant: $113,600

Red Deer County, AB
Asset management maturity, strategy and plan development.
Sub-sector: Asset management plans, policy and strategy
MAMP grant: $50,000

Village of Ryley, AB
Infrastructure Assessment and Ten-Year Capital Plan
Sub-sector: Multiple
MAMP grant: $50,000

County of St. Paul No. 19, AB
Level of Service, Risk and Database Update - Transportation Infrastructure
Sub-sector: Data collection and reporting
MAMP grant: $50,000

Town of St. Paul, AB
St. Paul Roads, Sidewalks and Walking Trails Infrastructure Assessment
Sub-sector: Data collection and reporting
MAMP grant: $50,000

British Columbia
City of Abbotsford, BC
Municipal Green Fleet Management Plan
Feasibility Study – Transportation
MCIP grant: $57,600

Village of Belcarra, BC
Municipal Roads Condition Assessment
Sub-sector: Multiple
MAMP grant: $29,600

Regional District of Central Kootenay, BC
RDCK Water Services Asset Management Plan Project - Funding Water Infrastructure for the Long Term
Sub-sector: Multiple
MAMP grant: $38,257

Columbia Shuswap Regional District, BC
Asset Condition Assessment Plan, Implementation Framework and Data Capture Program
Sub-sector: Multiple
MAMP grant: $50,000

City of Courtenay, BC
Courtenay Land Disposition and Acquisition Strategy
Sub-sector: Data collection and reporting
MAMP grant: $50,000

City of Kelowna, BC
Corporate Asset Management Program Policy and Strategy/Framework Development and Asset Management Assessment
Sub-sector: Multiple
MAMP grant: $50,000

Regional District of Mount Waddington
Operational Biocover Feasibility Study for Small Landfills
Operational Study – Waste
MCIP grant: $175,000

Village of Nakusp, BC
Inventory of Major Assets and Preliminary State of Infrastructure Reports
Sub-sector: Data collection and reporting
MAMP grant: $24,800

District of North Vancouver, BC

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