François-Philippe Champagne, minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May Hamm, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announced over $2 million in funding for 41 new initiatives in communities across Canada through three programs: the Green Municipal Fund, the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, and the Municipal Asset Management Program.
According to a press release on Tuesday, the Government of Canada believes that local leaders know best what their communities need and is committed to working with them to strengthen their infrastructure. Municipalities are implementing some of Canada’s most advanced green solutions, reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and supporting local priorities such as improving public transit, saving energy and improving waste management.
Two Newfoundland and Labrador towns were granted money — Pasadena will receive $50,000 towards asset management data inventory, state of infrastructure reports, and asset management training.
Grand Falls-Windsor will see $50,000 for developing additional infrastructure asset management planning capacities.
For a full list of communities receiving funding, visit https://bit.ly/2x55Gzd.