More Than 120 Saskatchewan Infrastructure Projects Submitted to Canada
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced it has recommended more than 120 infrastructure projects to Canada for final approval under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). These projects represent more than $192 million in provincial funding.
“The faster we can move these projects forward, the faster communities, businesses and families will benefit from them,” Government Relations Minister Lori Carr said. “Once completed, the legacy of these projects will improve quality of life and make our great province an even better place to call home. The provincial government encourages its federal counterparts to work as quickly as possible and approve these projects.”
The provincial government opened a detailed online application process on December 18, 2019, which was extended until May 15, 2020 due to COVID-19.
The two infrastructure funding streams accepting applications during that intake were Green, along with Community, Culture and Recreation. The province recommended projects to the Government of Canada as part of the process.
Funding contributions from the federal government, provincial government and approved applicant can vary for each project, depending on its type and the final contribution agreement. Any additional costs for an approved project is the responsibility of the applicant.
Under ICIP, the Government of Saskatchewan secured more than $896 million in federal funding over 10 years to support all types of eligible infrastructure projects in the province.
Please see the attached backgrounder for a list of projects from the Ministry of Government Relations recommended to the federal government and their provincial funding commitment.
The projects were submitted between June 2020 and September 2020.
Additional intakes for proposed projects will occur in the fall under ICIP in Saskatchewan. Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to resubmit projects, if eligible for consideration under the intake stream open at that time.
For more information on ICIP in Saskatchewan, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/icip.