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Welcome to Municipal Grants

Alberta-Canada sign new transit and water funding agreement.

The Government of Canada has pledged more than $347 million in funding for public transit infrastructure in Alberta through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF), with additional funding coming from the Government of Alberta and municipalities. This funding will help create jobs and support efficient and affordable public transit options which will improve Albertans’ quality of life. This joint announcement demonstrates the Government of Alberta’s ongoing commitment to public transportation and Albertans can look forward to more transit-project approvals in the coming weeks.

Canada has also committed nearly $197 million for water and wastewater infrastructure, funding through the Clean Water and Wastewater (CWWF) which will be bolstered by funding from Alberta municipalities and more than $106 million in support from the Government of Alberta.

Combining federal investments in public transit, clean drinking water and water/wastewater projects within existing provincial budgets means more projects can move forward across the province.

All levels of government are contributing funding in support of the transit and water projects.

Government supports transit and water infrastructure.

Alberta Transportation provides funding to municipalities through a number of grant programs, working in partnership with Alberta's cities, towns, villages, summer villages, rural municipalities and Metis Settlements. The various grant programs provide financial assistance to municipalities for capital-related transportation, water/wastewater treatment systems and core municipal infrastructure needs.

There are currently five capital grant programs that actively support municipal roads, bridges, public transit and water/wastewater projects available to more than 350 Alberta municipalities and eligible regional water commissions.

The Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) provides capital funding assistance for public transit infrastructure and technology.

The Alberta Water for Life program and the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership (AMWWP) provide cost-shared funding to eligible municipalities and regional water commissions to assist in the construction of local or regional water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment and disposal facilities.

The Alberta Municipal Infrastructure Program began in 2005 to assist municipalities in addressing their municipal capital infrastructure needs by providing financial assistance for core capital municipal infrastructure projects. Funds were provided from 2005 to 2009. Municipalities have until December 2016 to complete and report on the completed projects.

Projects under the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) allow municipalities to develop and maintain key transportation infrastructure to promote economic growth and improve mobility.

Updated April 2017