SEPT-ÎLES, QUÉBEC--(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 three Côte-Nord organizations have been granted financial assistance for infrastructure improvements.
"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 three organizations receiving this financial assistance from the Government of Canada are the Comité culturel Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, the Association sociale et communautaire de Havre-Saint-Pierre Inc. and Les Loisirs Colombier.
"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 non-repayable contributions totalling $203,507, 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 these three projects, see the related backgrounder.
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Financial assistance granted under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund
||Description - Investment - Contribution
|Le Comité culturel Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan
||Non-repayable contribution of $112,740 / total investment of $291,483
The project involves renovating and expanding the building by adding toilets, building a warehouse and a 75% covered terrace, pouring a concrete slab to accommodate a tent for summer shows, and adding play structures to the children's park.
|L'Association sociale et communautaire de Havre-Saint-Pierre Inc.
||Non-repayable contribution of $40,017 / total investment of $80,033
The projects consists of enlarging and upgrading the community meeting hall, renovating two restrooms to make them handicapped accessible, and building a storage room.
|Les Loisirs Colombier
||Non-repayable contribution of $50,750 / total investment of $107,180
The project involves carrying out various improvements to the outdoor skating rink to make it suitable for multiple sporting activities, setting up a volleyball court, petanque pitch and horseshoe pit, and laying grass for a mini putting course.
Total number of projects: 3
Total contribution from Canada Economic Development: $203,507
Total investment generated by these projects: $478,696