Manitoba Commits $1.4M for Community Development Projects

Manitoba Commits $1.4M for Community Development Projects

Jeff Wharton
Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton (right) announces $1.4 million in funding for community development projects at Augustine Church on Friday, January 19, 2018. (@MIN_JWHARTON / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Community development projects in the province are receiving a boost from the Manitoba government.

Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced Friday $1.4 million in grants for non-profit and community-led organizations.

Funding will also go to community-driven neighbourhood revitalization and local community development projects, the province says.

“Investments in the projects being announced today will help municipalities succeed,” said Chris Goertzen, president, Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

“Dollars put toward economic development go beyond bricks and mortar projects. They help build capacity, by ensuring the training and tools are in place to help communities attract further investments and thrive in today’s competitive environment.”

Three applicants were approved for projects through the Partner 4 Growth program, seven communities were approved through the Community Planning Assistance Program, and 27 additional planning and economic development, programming and capital projects were also approved across the province.

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