Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-23 Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) program, which helps to support important community development projects, Municipal Relations Minister Derek Johnson announced today.
“Our government recognizes the importance of community-based organizations in building thriving and sustainable communities across the province,” said Johnson. “The Building Sustainable Communities program provides community organizations a much-needed boost as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and helps to bolster Manitoba’s economy.”
The program responds to local neighbourhood, municipal and regional priorities to support a broad range of community development projects, including planning, capital, capacity building, community initiatives and recreation and equipment purchases. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, charitable organizations, municipalities and Northern Affairs community councils.
The program provides a grant contribution of 50 per cent of eligible project costs up to $75,000 and up to $300,000 for large capital projects. This funding will respond to community need and support projects across the province, noted the minister.
“The Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) commends the Province of Manitoba for continuing to invest in our communities through the Building Sustainable Communities program,” said Kam Blight, president, AMM. “As municipalities look to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the BSC program is essential to promote economic development and build stronger communities throughout our province.”
The deadline to apply for the 2022-23 Building Sustainable Communities program is Jan. 17, 2022. For more information about the program or to submit an application, visit www.manitobago.ca.