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עופר איתן Announces: Alberta Announces $200 Million Funding For Municipal Transp

Alberta Announces $200 Million Funding For Municipal Transp

עופר איתן Announces: Alberta Announces $200 Million Funding For Municipal Transp


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Alberta Announces $200 Million Funding For Municipal Transportation, Infrastructure And Water Wastewater Projects


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On June 19, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced $200
million in grant funding will be made available to assist
municipalities in Alberta with the costs of certain transportation
infrastructure and water/wastewater projects.

The Government of Alberta estimates that the increase in grant
funding will support a total of 124 projects in the province. $50
million of the grant funds will be made available to municipalities
through the provincial government’s existing Strategic
Transportation Infrastructure Program, while the remaining $150
million will be made available to municipalities through its
Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership.

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program

The Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program will provide
a total of $50 million in funding to municipalities through four
(4) streams:

  1. the “Community Airport
    Program”, which provides funding of up to 75% of the costs of
    projects involving the rehabilitation and improvement of
    community-owned, public-use airports
    ;

  2. the “Local Road Bridge
    Program”, which provides funding of up to 75% of the costs of
    projects involving the rehabilitation and maintenance of
    bridges and bridge-sized culverts on municipal roads
    ;

  3. the “Resource Road
    Program”, which provides funding of up to 50% of the costs of
    projects involving the building or improvement of road
    infrastructure that supports industrial and economic
    growth
    ; and

  4. the “Local Municipal
    Initiatives”, which provides funding (on a case by case basis)
    for local transportation infrastructure
    projects
    .

Municipalities may apply to Alberta Transportation until
November 30 of each year for funding in the following year.
Proposed projects are rated and evaluated based on the following
eligibility criteria:

  • basic need;

  • safety;

  • functionality;

  • impacts on the overall transportation
    network;

  • the current condition of the
    infrastructure;

  • total traffic volumes;

  • truck traffic volumes;

  • cost effectiveness and
    efficiency;

  • collaboration or partnership with
    industry or other municipalities or Métis Settlements;

  • economic, social, environmental or
    innovation benefits; and

  • use of alternate sources to fund the
    project (federal or private investment).

If you have any questions regarding the Strategic Transportation
Infrastructure Program or the eligibility of any particular
project, or if you need assistance with an application, we would be
pleased to assist you. More information regarding eligibility and
application can be found here.

Water Infrastructure Grants

The $150 million in funding for water and wastewater improvement
projects includes a total of $137 million allocated to the Alberta
Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership
(“AMWWP“).

The AMWWP is designed to provide municipalities with funding of
up to 75% of the costs of projects involving the
construction of municipal facilities for water supply and
treatment, and wastewater treatment and disposal
. Eligible
projects include:

Water supply and treatment

  • raw-water intakes and wells;

  • raw-water supply lines to storage
    facilities;

  • raw-water storage facilities;

  • raw-water supply lines from storage
    facilities to treatment facilities;

  • water treatment facilities;

  • treated-water supply line from the
    treatment plant to the first connection point on the distribution
    system;

  • treated-water storage facilities and
    related works;

Wastewater treatment

  • outfall sewer from last connection
    point on the collection system to the wastewater treatment
    facilities;

  • wastewater treatment facilities;

  • outfall sewers from the wastewater
    facilities to the point of discharge or disposal and related
    works;

  • septage receiving stations at
    wastewater treatment plants;

Related projects

  • small in situ projects to
    enhance the treatment process (g. chlorination or
    fluoridation);

  • planning and/or design studies
    directly related to an eligible project; and

  • general municipal infrastructure
    planning studies for eligible municipalities under 10,000
    population.

Generally, municipalities must carry out such projects on a
contract basis using services, materials and equipment from the
private sector. Costs that are eligible for funding include
engineering and construction costs, as well as various ancillary
and related costs (such as survey fees, right-of-way acquisitions,
advertising for tenders, legal fees and audit fees), but do not
include items such as municipal labour costs and administrative
costs.

In addition to this, municipalities may apply for funding for
studies to review or identify water or wastewater
needs
(including Preliminary engineering assessments and
engineering studies), and for funding to implement projects
that support water conservation and consumption-based water rate
schedules
.

Municipalities may apply to Alberta Transportation until
November 30 of each year for funding in the following year.

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