Local facility improvements

Communities looking for funding to upgrade their facilities will now see support from the Government of Canada.

Communities looking for funding to upgrade their facilities will now see support from the Government of Canada.

Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins announced the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund that will support, on a cost-sharing basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure.

The CIIF will support such facilities as local arenas, community centres and sports fields. Western Economic Diversification Canada is providing over $46 million for the projects. Local, regional and First Nation governments as well as non-profit organizations that have projects that can be completed before March 31, 2014, can apply for funding.

The deadline to apply for funding is Aug. 2. There will be a second call for applications in November and additional intakes if funding is available.

For more details on project eligibility and how to submit and application is available on the CIIF website at www.wd.gc.ca/13771.asp.

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