DESBIENS, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that the recreation organization Les Loisirs de Desbiens Inc. has been granted financial assistance to restore the municipal community hall.
"By supporting Desbiens' community hall renovation project, our Government is delivering on its commitment to improve the quality of life in our communities," said Minister Lebel.
The projected work notably includes the installation of an elevator for persons with reduced mobility and the construction of a terrace. Improvements to the community hall will benefit the quality of life of the entire community who will use it as a gathering place to enjoy cultural activities.
This financial assistance, granted in the form of a $119,500 non-repayable contribution, has been awarded through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund.
The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) is aimed at helping non-profit organizations and public and parapublic agencies finance projects to restore, upgrade or expand existing community infrastructure. With a national budget of $150 million over two years, the CIIF is in effect until March 31, 2014. In Quebec, the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec is responsible for administering the CIIF.
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