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Basic Capital Grant

The Basic Capital Grant (BCG) provides cost-shared financial assistance to assist the cities (excluding Calgary and Edmonton) in developing and implementing safe and effective roadway network and transportation system within the cities.

Included in the list of eligible transportation projects are design and engineering services, construction and rehabilitation of provincial highway extensions and designated major truck routes, construction of grade separations, major transit capital projects (including the purchase of accessible transit vehicles), and transportation systems management projects. In addition, rehabilitation of underground water and sewer is an eligible component of road rehabilitation projects.

Program Benefits

Funding Policy

City Transportation Act and Regulation


Program Benefits

A well-developed and balanced regional/provincial transportation system encourages and supports the economic growth of Alberta, while improving and promoting the quality and transportation safety of community life.

This grant provides cost-sharing for eligible capital transportation projects within cities, including road construction rehabilitation and major public transit system requirements. In addition, the program includes Barrier-Free Transportation initiatives to improve accessibility for seniors and persons with disabilities.

For specific details refer to the Administrative Procedures Guidelines for this program.

Funding Policy

Under the Basic Capital Grant, each jurisdiction is currently eligible to receive an annual grant based on $60 per capita and the previous year's official population. The Grant provides conditional cost-sharing grants, on a 75 percent Government/25 percent City basis, for capital-related projects which meet program eligibility criteria.

Projects such as new or upgraded roads and truck routes through cities, including grade separations (interchanges), and bus purchases are eligible for cost-sharing at 75 percent Government/25 percent City. In addition, projects that will enhance the safety of the provincial highway and truck routes are eligible under this program.

The funding level to each city is determined annually based on the total value of the city's eligible projects up to a maximum annual per capita allocation.

City Transportation Act and Regulation

City Transportation Act R.S.A. 2000 CHAPTER C 14

City Transportation Act (CTA) is enabling legislation intended to facilitate the city's Direction, Control, and Management of its transportation system, consistent with the Municipal Government Act.

There is no copy of the CTA on this site, however, a copy may be obtained from the Queens Printer.

City Transportation Regulation 301/1980

City Transportation Regulation (CTR) is intended to provide guidance and a standard format to assist in the development of the city's Transportation System By-Law consistent with the requirements of the City Transportation Act.

There is no copy of the CTR on this site, however, a copy may be obtained from the Queens Printer.

Updated December 2013