Saturday , 24 July 2021

Bonnyville wants to hear from You!

The Town of Bonnyville is going after a ICIP (Investing in Canada’s Infrastructure Program) Grant from the Federal Government and they want to know what projects are important to you.

The grant provides funding to communities, from the Federal Government, for infrastructure projects that improve the community, culture, and/or recreation.

After discussing their options, Mayor & Council decided to survey the residents, both in the Town and in the MD, to see what the people want.

Under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream, Alberta will receive $140.6 Million for community culture and recreation projects over the next 10 years. Municipalities can apply for funding for expanded or renewed community centers and hubs, amateur sport, cultural and recreational installations and facilities.

Projects must meet the outcomes of improved access and/or increased quality of cultural, recreational, and/or community infrastructure for Canadians, including Indigenous peoples and vulnerable populations.

Bonnyville Town Council has identified several possible areas of Regional Significance that we can focus on, and they want your input to help  prioritize the possibilities.

This year, the Feds have announced that if successful the government will cost share up to 40 percent for Municipal and not-for-profit partners, 50 percent for Provincial Projects and 75 percent for Indigenous partners.

You can have your say by filling out the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PFFYJZZ

Town Council hopes to have survey results back by the April 24th Council meeting. At that time, they will analyze the results and decide which project they will back when going after grant funding.


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