The 2018-19 Budget will provide full funding to the Protection and Response Team (PRT) launched last summer.
The Government of Saskatchewan is saving money following measures to reduce government vehicle costs. As a result, the 2018-19 Budget amount for government’s Central Vehicle Agency is reduced by more than $5.0 million.
Saskatchewan’s Crown corporations will invest more than $1.5 billion into infrastructure in 2018-19 while executive government ministries and agencies have more than $1.2 billion in capital investments outlined in the Saskatchewan Builds Capital Plan, a key component of this year’s budget.
The 2018-19 Budget invests $378.6 million to help ensure a strong agriculture sector, including a record investment in agricultural research and continued strong support for business risk management programs, such as Crop Insurance.
The 2018-19 Budget maintains operating grants to Saskatchewan’s universities, colleges and technical schools. The Ministry of Advanced Education’s 2018-19 Budget of $729 million reflects the government’s plan to invest in programs and services Saskatchewan people value. This year’s post-secondary education budget represents an increase of 1.5 per cent.
CBOs and Foster Families Among Those Receiving Funding Increase
Major safety improvements are coming to many of Saskatchewan’s busiest highways as part of this year’s $924 million highways and infrastructure budget.
Budget Provides Stable Funding for Municipalities and Nearly A Quarter Billion Dollars in Municipal Revenue Sharing
The Government of Saskatchewan’s 2018-19 Budget continues to provide strong, predictable and stable funding for municipalities.
The Government of Saskatchewan’s 2018-19 Budget continues to support First Nations and Métis with significant funding for a number of important services including health, education and social services.
Targeted New Investments Include Universal HIV Drug Coverage, Individualized Autism Funding and Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program