Every Alberta community to benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund transfer

First of two installments delivered to support local infrastructure priorities

EDMONTON, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure helps connect people to jobs and provides access to better community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth.

This month, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $109.5 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Alberta. In total, the province will be provided with over $219 million this year through the fund. The funding, which flows through the provincial government to all of its municipalities, is now available to support community infrastructure projects.

Based on previous years, GTF funding supports approximately 250 local infrastructure projects across Alberta each year.

Some examples of the projects being funded this year include Wheatland County's support of a new regional recreational facility in the Town of Strathmore. The Town of Fort Saskatchewan has plans to rebuild a number of its local roads. The Town of High Level will upgrade control systems on their water treatment plant, and the City of Airdrie is building a new transit terminal and park and ride. The range of planned projects helps demonstrate the flexibility that the GTF provides.

The two Gas Tax Fund installments for this year are in addition to funds flowing to Alberta under the Investing in Canada plan.

Quotes

"Through the federal Gas Tax Fund, communities across Alberta and the rest of Canada can direct federal funding to the infrastructure projects that address the most pressing needs of local residents and businesses, from improving drinking water to building new recreational facilities. The Government of Canada is proud to deliver this predictable, long-term funding to help ensure access to good middle class 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 making life better for Albertans. In addition to our own programs, we are pleased to partner with the federal government to extend further support to all municipalities across the province. Investments in local infrastructure create jobs, strengthen communities, and have a lasting impact on families and neighbours."

The Honourable Shaye Anderson,
Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs

Quick Facts

  • Since the program was first introduced in 2005, over $2.1 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 annual installments, 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.
  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.

Related Products

Federal Gas Tax Allocations for Alberta Communities in 2017-18

Associated links

Federal infrastructure investments in Alberta: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/ab-eng.html

The federal Gas Tax Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

The federal Gas Tax Fund in Alberta: http://municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/gtf-funding-allocations-eligibility

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html

Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

Backgrounder

This month, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $109.5 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Alberta. In total, the province will be provided with $219,083,063 million this year. The funding, which flows through the provincial government to all of its 353 communities on a per capita basis, is now available to support community local infrastructure projects.

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


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 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

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, Brook.Simpson@canada.ca; Tim Seefeldt, Communications Director, Alberta Municipal Affairs, 780-427-8862; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca

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