Municipal Economic Enhancement Fund Now Live
A $150 million special warrant for the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program 2020 (MEEP) has been approved. This means, starting today Saskatchewan municipalities that have submitted and had their project plans approved by the Ministry of Government Relations can access funds within MEEP.
“These dollars will help our communities remain strong during the COVID-19 pandemic, create local jobs as well as encourage economic development within the province,” Government Relations Minister Lori Carr said. “I would encourage any municipality that has not yet done so to submit their project applications today.”
The program is a key component of the Government of Saskatchewan’s $7.5 billion, two-year capital plan, that was announced on May 6, to build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate Saskatchewan’s economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program supports a wide range of potential project types, including:
- Disaster Mitigation
- Drinking Water
- Engineering and Feasibility Studies
- Green Energy
- Local Roads and Bridges
- Municipal Equipment
- Municipally-Owned Buildings and Assets
- Planning and Development
- Protective Services
- Public Health
- Solid Waste
- Recreation, Culture, Tourism and Sport
- Wastewater and Storm Water
Funding cannot be used by municipalities to pay down debt, purchase land, lease property or finance administration costs.
All MEEP 2020 funding must be used by March 31, 2022.
For more information on MEEP 2020, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/municipal-economic-enhancement.