Safe Restart Agreement funding to Municipalities


As part of the Safe Restart Agreement, Manitoba has received $106 million for municipalities and public transit. Of that, $72.6 million will flow directly to Manitoba’s 137 municipalities on a per-capita basis. Municipalities are being notified of their respective funding amounts today. 

The remaining $33.4 million will be allocated for public transit in the five Manitoba municipalities with eligible public transit systems. The formula for this allocation is being finalized and will consider factors such as ridership as well as projected losses compared to pre-COVID levels. 

Funding from the Safe Restart Agreement between Manitoba and Canada is in addition to previously announced provincial funding to support municipalities as they deal with the challenges posed by COVID-19. The Manitoba government advanced $129.45 million in flexible operating grants to municipalities in May and a further $43.15 million in September.  

In total, Manitoba has delivered operational support of over $500 million for a range of municipal services, programming, systemic capacity, and necessary prevention and resiliency measures.