GASPÉ, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 24, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that four Gaspésie organizations have been granted financial assistance for recreational infrastructure improvement projects.
"By funding these renovation and modernization projects, the Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to help improve the quality of life in our communities," said Minister Lebel.
The four organizations receiving this financial assistance from the Government of Canada are Les Loisirs Restigouche Sud-Est, Club nautique Forillon, the Comité de développement local de Cap-aux-Os and the Association des golfeurs de Fauvel.
"Our government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security," Minister Lebel concluded.
This assistance, granted in the form of four non-repayable contributions totalling $355,801, has been awarded through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
The CIIF has a nationwide budget of $150 million over two years, including $31.2 million to be invested in Quebec where the Agency is responsible for its administration. The Fund aims to support the rehabilitation and improvement, including expansion, of existing community infrastructure. The second call for proposals is currently open; interested organizations have until April 30, 2013, to submit their proposals.
To learn more about the CIIF: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/qedp/ciif.html
For further details on the four projects, see the related backgrounder.
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Financial assistance granted under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund
||Description - Investment - Contribution
|Les Loisirs Sud-est Restigouche Inc.
||Non-repayable contribution of $4,216 / total investment of $8,433
This project involves installing an electrical panel and air conditioning system in the recreation hall to facilitate rental of the premises for public events.
|Club nautique Forillon Inc.
||Non-repayable contribution of $166,350 / total investment of $336,630
The Club will use this funding from the Agency to purchase and install new floating docks, upgrade the laundry facilities and relocate the service hangar.
|Association des golfeurs de Fauvel Inc.
||Non-repayable contribution of $33,735 / total investment of $67,470
This project consists of upgrading the clubhouse facilities, notably by acquiring an awning for the terrace, replacing the windows and doors, renovating the restrooms and refurbishing the basement.
|Comité de développement local de Cap-aux-Os
||Non-repayable contribution of $151,500 / total investment of $304,000
The aim of this project is to bring the community centre into compliance with the National Building Code and improve its energy efficiency by replacing windows, access doors and emergency exits.
Total number of projects: 4
Total contribution from Canada Economic Development: $355,801
Total investment generated by the projects: $716,533