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Municipal Sustainability Initiative




Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) helps support local infrastructure priorities and build strong, safe and resilient communities.

Municipalities have been allocated $12.9 billion (including the Basic Municipal Transportation Grant) since the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) program launched in 2007. Communities have been able to build and rehabilitate:

  • roadways and bridges
  • water and wastewater systems
  • public transit facilities
  • recreation and sport facilities
  • other key local priorities

Eligible Applicants

All municipalities in Alberta are eligible for funding based on the terms set out in their long-term MSI funding agreement. For the purpose of municipal grants, improvement districts, special areas, Metis Settlements and the Townsite of Redwood Meadows are considered municipalities.

Municipalities determine projects and activities to be funded based on local priorities within the general criteria set out in the program guidelines and are encouraged to take a long-term approach to planning for capital projects. Municipalities may choose to contribute funds for use towards eligible MSI projects to other municipalities, regional services commissions or non-profit organizations.

Eligible Expenses

Capital projects

Eligible capital projects include municipal:

  • roads
  • bridges
  • public transit vehicles or facilities
  • emergency services facilities or equipment
  • water and wastewater systems
  • solid waste management facilities or equipment
  • regional and community airport facilities or equipment
  • other municipal buildings such as recreation and sports facilities, libraries, public works buildings and cultural and community centres

Operating projects

Eligible operating projects include:

  • capacity building activities that improve efficiency or effectiveness
  • municipal services
  • planning activities
  • assistance to non-profit organizations

Deadline Date

Industry: Municipalities, Location: Alberta ,
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