Supporting communities across Saskatchewan
“Our Government is making immediate investments in infrastructure that will play a vital role in helping municipalities revive their economies, and will improve the lives of Canadians. As a first step, we are accelerating this year’s payment through the federal Gas Tax Fund. In Saskatchewan, this will put $62.5 million in the hands of more than 760 communities to improve local infrastructure such as water and wastewater infrastructure, recreation centres and roads.”
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“In Saskatchewan, the provincial government plays a key role in administering the federal Gas Tax Fund program which benefits municipalities. This federal funding allows these local governments to invest in the infrastructure they need to better their communities, improve the lives of citizens, and support the economic recovery in light of these unprecedented circumstances due to COVID-19.”
The Honourable Lori Carr, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations
The federal Gas Tax Fund is a long-term indexed source of funding for over 3,600 communities across the country. In recent years it has supported thousands of projects annually.
The federal Gas Tax Fund has 18 project eligibility categories, including capacity building, sport infrastructure and roads. Communities can use the funds immediately for priority projects, bank them for later use, pool the dollars with other communities for shared infrastructure projects, or use them to finance major infrastructure expenditures.
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
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