Lac Ste. Anne Receives Federal Infrastructure Funding
December 13, 2017
OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform residents of funding for Lac Ste. Anne County through Infrastructure Canada’s Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).
The MAMP helps Canadian municipalities make informed decisions on infrastructure investment based on sound asset management practices.
Lac Ste. Anne County, which partially resides in the north of MP Eglinski’s riding of Yellowhead, will receive $50,000 for the Lac Ste. Anne County Asset Management Program.
“It is always great to see local municipalities successful in their applications for essential infrastructure funding from the federal government. This funding investment will help inform Lac Ste. Anne County when making infrastructure investment decisions,” stated MP Eglinski.
The funding is part of a government announcement for funding to 72 initiatives in communities across Canada through three programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), and the MAMP.
The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a 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.
The Green Municipal Fund is a $550-million program designed to support initiatives that demonstrate innovative solutions or approaches to a municipal environmental issue, and can generate new lessons and models for municipalities of all sizes and types in all regions of Canada.
“I encourage local municipalities to apply to all funding opportunities available to them. This guarantees they have access to every resource possible for their communities,” concluded MP Eglinski.
More information on the announcement, as well as a list of the 72 recipients, can be found at: www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure/news/2017/12/municipalities_toreceivefundingfor72infrastructureinitiativesacr.html.