Infrastructure and Communities minister François-Philippe Champagne and Vicki-May Hamm, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, yesterday announced more than $4.5 million in funding for 109 new initiatives in communities across Canada.
The money is being distributed through three programs: the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).
The Town of Fort Frances is receiving $25,440 for an asset condition investigation, delivered through FCM’s federally-funded MAMP.
Aging infrastructure, including roads, buildings, and bridges, as well as competing priorities and limited budgets, are some of the challenges municipalities face in making infrastructure decisions today.
FCM’s new MAMP is a five-year, $50-million program designed to help Canadian municipalities make informed infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices.
The federal government believes 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.