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Infrastructure Canada
Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta

July 29, 2016 13:29 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Government of Canada Delivers $109 Million to Alberta for Community Infrastructure Projects

First of two installments this year under federal Gas Tax Fund

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 29, 2016) - Infrastructure Canada

This document corrects and replaces the press release that was sent today at 10:30 am ET. The Alberta Municipal Affairs' media contact was changed.

Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure helps ensure that Canadians live the quality of life that they want and expect. Community infrastructure helps connect people to jobs and provides access to better community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth opportunities.

This month, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two 2016-17 federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Alberta. The $109.5 million installment, which flows through the provincial government to all of its communities on a per capita basis, is now available to support communities' local infrastructure projects. In total, the province will be provided over $219 million this year through the fund.

Across Alberta, communities rely on this federal funding to meet the needs of the middle class and those trying to join it, and to sustain the viability and quality of life in their community.

Based on planned projects for this year, GTF funding is expected to support over 250 local infrastructure projects of various sizes across 11 of the eligible funding categories. For example, the City of Red Deer has plans to replace 5 buses with new compressed natural gas buses and buy three new "Action buses", while the Village of Gadsby has plans to rebuild and pave 5th Street. From a $6 million renovation and expansion of the Guild performing arts centre in the Town of Hinton to funding the installation of two new fire hydrants in the Village of Hughenden, no other federal funding program provides communities with as much flexibility and decision making power.

The two Gas Tax Fund installments for this year are in addition to funds flowing to Alberta under other existing programs and the new funding available through two new federal funding programs - Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and Canadian Water and Wastewater Fund - which are included in Phase 1 of the 10-year, $120 billion Investing in Canada plan.

Quick Facts

  • Since the program was first introduced in 2005, over $1.8 billion has been provided to Alberta communities through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • The federal Gas Tax Fund makes over $2 billion available each year, and through it provides each community across Canada with a permanent, predictable and indexed source of long-term funding. The funding is made available in two installments each year, in July and November.
  • The federal Gas Tax Fund offers significant flexibility. Local communities can make strategic investments across 18 different project categories, including roads and bridges, public transit, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and recreational facilities. Communities can use the funds immediately for priority projects, bank the funds for later use, pool the dollars with other communities for shared infrastructure projects or use it to finance major infrastructure expenditures.
  • Phase 1 of Investing in Canada provides $11.9 billion in investments to support public transit systems, green infrastructure projects, and social infrastructure projects. Details on Phase 2 of Investing in Canada will be announced over the next year.

Quotes

"Through the federal Gas Tax Fund, communities across Alberta and the rest of Canada direct federal dollars towards their local infrastructure priorities, across a wide range of funding categories. The Government of Canada is proud to deliver this predictable, long-term funding to help ensure access to good jobs, increased mobility, greater economic opportunities, sustainable communities and a high quality of life for all Canadians."

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The Alberta government is committed to ensuring municipalities have the support they need to build strong, dynamic communities for Alberta families. We are pleased to work with our federal partners to provide municipalities with stable, predictable funding for local infrastructure projects that create good jobs."

The Honourable Danielle Larivee, Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs

Associated links

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund in Alberta, please visit
http://municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/gtf-funding-allocations-eligibility

Federal Gas Tax Allocations for Alberta Communities in 2016-17: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1105629

Have your say on infrastructure: www.infraconsults.ca

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html

Twitter: @INFC_eng

Web: Infrastructure Canada

BACKGROUNDER

The Government of Canada delivered the first of two federal Gas Tax Fund installments for 2016-17 to all the provinces and territories benefitting 364 municipalities in Alberta.

The following table indicates this year's federal Gas Tax Fund allocation for each of Alberta's communities.

Total GTF Funding $218,425,814
Cities
AIRDRIE $3,164,154
BROOKS $764,756
CALGARY $66,362,330
CAMROSE $972,483
CHESTERMERE $997,175
COLD LAKE $848,375
EDMONTON $47,331,631
FORT SASKATCHEWAN $1,296,069
GRANDE PRAIRIE $3,696,060
LACOMBE $686,205
LEDUC $1,579,867
LETHBRIDGE $5,111,169
LLOYDMINSTER $1,064,243
MEDICINE HAT $3,397,490
RED DEER $5,434,809
SPRUCE GROVE $1,727,157
ST. ALBERT $3,410,267
WETASKIWIN $680,436
Towns
ATHABASCA $161,200
BANFF $506,027
BARRHEAD $238,942
BASHAW $50,000
BASSANO $69,116
BEAUMONT $904,013
BEAVERLODGE $127,504
BENTLEY $60,490
BLACK DIAMOND $127,936
BLACKFALDS $474,057
BON ACCORD $80,223
BONNYVILLE $373,132
BOW ISLAND $109,174
BOWDEN $66,906
BRUDERHEIM $72,675
CALMAR $113,271
CANMORE $705,020
CARDSTON $193,009
CARSTAIRS $185,569
CASTOR $50,247
CLARESHOLM $202,605
COALDALE $405,749
COALHURST $135,969
COCHRANE $1,244,528
CORONATION $51,056
CROSSFIELD $157,318
DAYSLAND $50,000
DEVON $358,521
DIDSBURY $267,247
DRAYTON VALLEY $380,033
DRUMHELLER $432,868
ECKVILLE $60,652
EDSON $466,132
ELK POINT $88,741
FAIRVIEW $170,473
FALHER $57,956
FORT MACLEOD $168,047
FOX CREEK $113,864
GIBBONS $163,356
GRANDE CACHE $232,850
GRANUM $50,000
GRIMSHAW $135,591
HANNA $144,109
HARDISTY $50,000
HIGH LEVEL $206,109
HIGH PRAIRIE $140,174
HIGH RIVER $696,556
HINTON $519,721
INNISFAIL $428,770
IRRICANA $62,647
KILLAM $52,889
LAMONT $94,510
LEGAL $66,043
MAGRATH $129,283
MANNING $62,755
MAYERTHORPE $75,370
MCLENNAN $50,000
MILK RIVER $50,000
MILLET $112,786
MORINVILLE $506,890
MUNDARE $50,000
NANTON $114,943
OKOTOKS $1,510,427
OLDS $464,568
ONOWAY $56,016
OYEN $54,236
PEACE RIVER $362,781
PENHOLD $153,221
PICTURE BUTTE $88,956
PINCHER CREEK $195,111
PONOKA $365,153
PROVOST $110,036
RAINBOW LAKE $50,570
RAYMOND $223,146
REDCLIFF $301,266
REDWATER $114,080
RIMBEY $128,205
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE $389,252
SEDGEWICK $50,000
SEXSMITH $130,362
SLAVE LAKE $365,638
SMOKY LAKE $55,099
SPIRIT RIVER $55,261
ST. PAUL $323,694
STAVELY $50,000
STETTLER $309,892
STONY PLAIN $869,455
STRATHMORE $718,499
SUNDRE $145,296
SWAN HILLS $78,983
SYLVAN LAKE $771,495
TABER $451,791
THREE HILLS $174,139
TOFIELD $117,638
TROCHU $57,795
TURNER VALLEY $135,376
TWO HILLS $77,150
VALLEYVIEW $106,316
VAUXHALL $69,440
VEGREVILLE $310,431
VERMILION $245,035
VIKING $56,123
VULCAN $98,984
WAINWRIGHT $339,059
WEMBLEY $76,017
WESTLOCK $277,490
WHITECOURT $570,076
Villages
ACME $50,000
ALBERTA BEACH $50,000
ALIX $50,000
ALLIANCE $50,000
AMISK $50,000
ANDREW $50,000
ARROWWOOD $50,000
BARNWELL $51,756
BARONS $50,000
BAWLF $50,000
BEISEKER $50,000
BERWYN $50,000
BIG VALLEY $50,000
BITTERN LAKE $50,000
BOTHA $50,000
BOYLE $51,110
BRETON $50,000
CARBON $50,000
CARMANGAY $50,000
CAROLINE $50,000
CEREAL $50,000
CHAMPION $50,000
CHAUVIN $50,000
CHIPMAN $50,000
CLIVE $50,000
CLYDE $50,000
CONSORT $50,000
COUTTS $50,000
COWLEY $50,000
CREMONA $50,000
CZAR $50,000
DELBURNE $50,000
DELIA $50,000
DEWBERRY $50,000
DONALDA $50,000
DONNELLY $50,000
DUCHESS $53,482
EDBERG $50,000
EDGERTON $50,000
ELNORA $50,000
EMPRESS $50,000
FERINTOSH $50,000
FOREMOST $50,000
FORESTBURG $50,000
GADSBY $50,000
GIROUXVILLE $50,000
GLENDON $50,000
GLENWOOD $50,000
HALKIRK $50,000
HAY LAKES $50,000
HEISLER $50,000
HILL SPRING $50,000
HINES CREEK $50,000
HOLDEN $50,000
HUGHENDEN $50,000
HUSSAR $50,000
HYTHE $50,000
INNISFREE $50,000
IRMA $50,000
KITSCOTY $52,134
LINDEN $50,000
LOMOND $50,000
LONGVIEW $50,000
LOUGHEED $50,000
MANNVILLE $50,000
MARWAYNE $50,000
MILO $50,000
MORRIN $50,000
MUNSON $50,000
MYRNAM $50,000
NAMPA $50,000
NOBLEFORD $53,913
PARADISE VALLEY $50,000
ROCKYFORD $50,000
ROSALIND $50,000
ROSEMARY $50,000
RYCROFT $50,000
RYLEY $50,000
SPRING LAKE $50,000
STANDARD $50,000
STIRLING $65,504
THORSBY $55,261
VETERAN $50,000
VILNA $50,000
WABAMUN $50,000
WARBURG $50,000
WARNER $50,000
WASKATENAU $50,000
WILLINGDON $50,000
YOUNGSTOWN $50,000
Summer Villages
ARGENTIA BEACH $5,809
BETULA BEACH $5,539
BIRCH COVE $7,426
BIRCHCLIFF $11,038
BONDISS $10,715
BONNYVILLE BEACH $10,122
BURNSTICK LAKE $5,863
CASTLE ISLAND $6,024
CRYSTAL SPRINGS $9,852
GHOST LAKE $9,367
GOLDEN DAYS $12,602
GRANDVIEW $10,823
GULL LAKE $11,577
HALF MOON BAY $7,049
HORSESHOE BAY $6,995
ISLAND LAKE $18,101
ISLAND LAKE SOUTH $8,882
ITASKA BEACH $6,078
JARVIS BAY $15,944
KAPASIWIN $5,755
LAKEVIEW $6,402
LARKSPUR $7,049
MA-ME-O BEACH $11,092
MEWATHA BEACH $9,259
NAKAMUN PARK $6,941
NORGLENWOLD $17,508
NORRIS BEACH $7,480
PARKLAND BEACH $11,685
PELICAN NARROWS $13,734
POINT ALISON $5,539
POPLAR BAY $9,313
ROCHON SANDS $8,504
ROSS HAVEN $12,386
SANDY BEACH $17,023
SEBA BEACH $12,710
SILVER BEACH $7,803
SILVER SANDS $13,303
SOUTH BAPTISTE $7,803
SOUTH VIEW $9,097
SUNBREAKER COVE $8,720
SUNDANCE BEACH $9,421
SUNRISE BEACH $13,033
SUNSET BEACH $7,372
SUNSET POINT $16,915
VAL QUENTIN $13,464
WAIPAROUS $8,450
WEST BAPTISTE $7,803
WEST COVE $11,523
WHISPERING HILLS $10,823
WHITE SANDS $9,906
YELLOWSTONE $12,063
Municipal Districts and Counties
ACADIA NO. 34, M.D. OF $50,000
ATHABASCA COUNTY $413,081
BARRHEAD NO. 11, COUNTY OF $328,654
BEAVER COUNTY $306,711
BIG LAKES COUNTY $208,158
BIGHORN NO. 8, M.D. OF $72,297
BIRCH HILLS COUNTY $85,290
BONNYVILLE NO. 87, M.D. OF $713,431
BRAZEAU COUNTY $388,228
CAMROSE COUNTY $466,262
CARDSTON COUNTY $224,656
CLEAR HILLS COUNTY $152,520
CLEARWATER COUNTY $661,944
CYPRESS COUNTY $388,928
FAIRVIEW NO. 136, M.D. OF $90,196
FLAGSTAFF COUNTY $274,894
FOOTHILLS NO. 31, M.D. OF $1,146,083
FORTY MILE NO. 8, COUNTY OF $179,854
GRANDE PRAIRIE NO. 1, COUNTY OF $1,096,968
GREENVIEW NO. 16, M.D. OF $285,685
KNEEHILL COUNTY $265,306
LAC LA BICHE COUNTY $658,817
LACOMBE COUNTY $555,951
LAC STE. ANNE COUNTY $553,147
LAMONT COUNTY $208,751
LEDUC COUNTY $729,120
LESSER SLAVE RIVER NO. 124, M.D. OF $165,729
LETHBRIDGE COUNTY $542,419
MINBURN NO. 27, COUNTY OF $226,727
MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY $666,311
NEWELL, COUNTY OF $415,854
NORTHERN LIGHTS, COUNTY OF $191,661
NORTHERN SUNRISE COUNTY $136,130
OPPORTUNITY NO. 17, M.D. OF $173,276
PAINTEARTH NO. 18, COUNTY OF $109,389
PARKLAND COUNTY $1,648,013
PEACE NO. 135, M.D. OF $77,958
PINCHER CREEK NO. 9, M.D. OF $170,257
PONOKA COUNTY $477,454
PROVOST NO. 52, M.D. OF $123,353
RANCHLAND NO. 66, M.D. OF $50,000
RED DEER COUNTY $989,358
ROCKY VIEW COUNTY $2,051,659
SADDLE HILLS COUNTY $123,353
SMOKY LAKE COUNTY $132,572
SMOKY RIVER NO. 130, M.D. OF $114,619
SPIRIT RIVER NO. 133, M.D. OF $50,000
ST. PAUL NO. 19, COUNTY OF $332,535
STARLAND COUNTY $111,654
STETTLER NO. 6, COUNTY OF $275,118
STURGEON COUNTY $1,055,509
TABER, M.D. OF $383,645
THORHILD COUNTY $184,221
TWO HILLS NO. 21, COUNTY OF $170,365
VERMILION RIVER, COUNTY OF $437,558
VULCAN COUNTY $209,883
WAINWRIGHT NO. 61, M.D. OF $223,092
WARNER NO. 5, COUNTY OF $207,080
WESTLOCK COUNTY $412,111
WETASKIWIN NO. 10, COUNTY OF $585,819
WHEATLAND COUNTY $446,669
WILLOW CREEK NO. 26, M.D. OF $275,334
WOODLANDS COUNTY $248,647
YELLOWHEAD COUNTY $564,415
I.D. NO. 04 (WATERTON) $50,000
I.D. NO. 09 (BANFF) $63,348
I.D. NO. 12 (JASPER NATIONAL PARK) $50,000
I.D. NO. 13 (ELK ISLAND) $50,000
I.D. NO. 24 (WOOD BUFFALO) $50,000
I.D. NO. 25 (WILLMORE WILDERNESS) $50,000
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 349 $50,000
KANANASKIS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT $50,000
SPECIAL AREAS (2, 3 AND 4) $242,555
Specialized Municipalities
CROWSNEST PASS, MUNICIPALITY OF $380,147
JASPER, MUNICIPALITY OF $247,137
MACKENZIE COUNTY $633,478
STRATHCONA COUNTY $5,153,922
WOOD BUFFALO, REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF $6,740,851
Metis Settlements
BUFFALO LAKE $50,000
EAST PRAIRIE $50,000
ELIZABETH $50,000
FISHING LAKE $50,000
GIFT LAKE $50,000
KIKINO $50,000
PADDLE PRAIRIE $50,000
PEAVINE $50,000
Redwood Meadows
REDWOOD MEADOWS $52,996

For more information on the Gas Tax Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund in Alberta, please visit: http://municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/gtf-funding-allocations-eligibility

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