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More funding for Saskatchewan municipalities through TSS

The Targeted Sector Support initiative is now open for more applications as Saskatchewan makes grant funding dollars available through this program.

Government Relations Minister Don McMorris says the government is pleased to work with municipal partners to offer the program again this year and the supported projects benefit the community.

“By supporting local governments, we are supporting all Saskatchewan residents. Projects under the TSS Initiative lead to well-governed communities and enhanced regional unity.”

The TSS Initiative provides cost-shared grants, up to 75 per cent on eligible costs, to municipalities partnering to strengthen their core municipal responsibilities through projects focused on regional cooperation, capacity building and good governance.

Since 2020, 56 grants totalling more than $1.9 million have been approved by the TSS Steering Committee, which consists of representatives from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), New North and the Ministry of Government Relations.

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Applications for this intake will be accepted until February 1st, 2022.

Applicants must be a municipal government and partner with at least one other community, such as other municipalities, regional committees, First Nations and parks.

Some examples of previously approved grants include:

  • $100,000 for assistance with the creation of a municipal district
  • $30,000 for a regional landfill feasibility study
  • $13,000 for governance training for municipal officials.

SARM President Ray Orb sees the benefit for rural communities.

“We are pleased to see yet another round of applications for the TSS Initiative as SARM promotes inter-municipal co-operation and building capacity to aid in effective local government. Funding projects through this program will certainly benefit rural Saskatchewan.”

Interested municipalities can learn more and apply on the government’s website.

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