The provincial government is providing the City of Moose Jaw with nearly $5 million as part of an economic enhancement initiative to support infrastructure projects, stimulate economic recovery and encourage job creation.
Under the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) 2020, the provincial government provided Moose Jaw with $4.8 million to support infrastructure development and other economic projects. MEEP 2020 will provide $150 million overall to municipalities to support investments in these areas.
The program is an essential component in the provincial government’s $7.5 billion, two-year capital plan, which it announced on May 6, a news release said. This plan will help build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate the province’s economic recovery from the effects of the Wuhan Flu pandemic. Municipalities must spend the money by March 31, 2022.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to continue to fulfil its commitment to the people of the province by ensuring important infrastructure dollars are available to our communities when they need it most,” Lori Carr, minister of Government Relations, said. “This $150 million investment into Saskatchewan’s municipalities can be used for shovel-ready infrastructure projects and initiatives, and will help keep our municipalities strong during the current pandemic.”
For a full list of project categories and community funding allocations, visit www.saskatchewan.ca.