Another 618 Projects Approved Under MEEP
Today, Government Relations Minister Lori Carr announced an additional 618 projects, representing more than $22 million of provincial funding, have been approved through the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) 2020.
This brings the total number of approved projects under the program to 1,359, worth $149 million.
“These shovel-ready projects contribute to the economic recovery of the province,” Carr said. “The provincial funding flowing to our municipalities will support local job creation and help build a Saskatchewan that is as strong as the people who call this great province home.”
Examples of these latest projects include:
- Northern Hamlet of Cole Bay: $24,434 for a lagoon expansion
- RM of Preeceville: $132,086 to replace Hinchliffe Bridge
- Town of Turtleford: $71,289 to repave Main Street
- Village of Calder: $12,936 for a community hall renovation
- Village of Love: $7,186 for street repairs
The $150 million MEEP was announced in May. It is a key component of the Government of Saskatchewan’s $7.5 billion, two-year capital plan to build a strong province and stimulate its economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MEEP 2020 funding must be used by municipalities by March 31, 2022.
To learn more about MEEP 2020, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/municipal-economic-enhancement.