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Saskatchewan communities invited to apply for airport grant

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Applications for the Community Airport Partnership 2022-23 are now being accepted says the Saskatchewan government.

The program is administered by the Ministry of Highways and communities can apply for up to $275,000 in grants for rehabilitation and improvements.

Highways Minister Fred Bradshaw notes the importance of airports to communities.

“The program provides grants to municipal governments to improve community airports by helping offset costs associated with rehabilitation and upgrades.”

Officials add community airports secure the safety of communities by supporting services like Air Ambulance and firefighting.

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Projects are approved based on criteria focused on improving safety, extending life cycle of the asset, airport utilization, economic benefits associated with the project and partnership opportunities say program administrators.

The government says $1.5 million was spent on improvements at 17 community airports in the 2021-22 Budget. The additional funds came from government’s two-year $7.5 billion stimulus program.

Interested communities can apply on the government website.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. March 13th, 2022.

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