REGINA, SASK.—The Government of Saskatchewan is now accepting online applications for infrastructure projects under both the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and the Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) of the New Building Canada Fund.
The CWWF, which was announced this September, will see Saskatchewan receive $89.3 million in funding from the Government of Canada over two to three years during Phase One.
Saskatchewan has committed to providing an additional $44.2 million for water, wastewater and stormwater projects. Eligible project costs will be funded up to 50 per cent by the federal government and 25 per cent by the provincial government, with the eligible recipient responsible for the remaining costs.
PTIC, a 10-year program announced in 2014, will see $240.2 million in federal funding administered by Government Relations for eligible PTIC applicants. These projects are funded one-third each by the federal government, the provincial government and eligible recipients.
During the first intake of this program, more than 50 projects with total eligible costs of more than $233.3 million were approved.
"Our cities, towns, villages, and northern municipalities play a vital role in delivering important services — such as clean drinking water — and this program acknowledges the challenges municipalities face to fund these projects with limited revenue sources," Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association interim president Randy Goulden said in a statement.
To streamline the funding process, eligible applicants will use the same online form to apply to the CWWF and the PTIC. If an applicant wishes its previous PTIC application to be considered, they will need to resubmit a new form to meet requirements.
The application form as well as information concerning program criteria and eligibility can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca under government, municipal administration and funding, finances and asset management.
Applications must be received by the Government of Saskatchewan before noon on Monday, Jan. 23 to be considered for funding under the two programs.