Application status: Open until November 30 for funding in the following year.
See the list of approved projects for 2023.
The Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) provides funding to municipalities under 4 funding streams:
- Community Airport Program
- Local Road Bridge Program
- Resource Road Program
- Local Municipal Initiatives
See the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) Guidelines for more details.
The program goals are to:
- improve accessibility and the movement of goods and people
- increase the capacity of municipal transportation infrastructure to support economic growth
- enhance safety and efficiency
- extend the service life of key transportation infrastructure
Program funding is determined each budget cycle. Private sector contractors and suppliers must be used to carry out all work.
Funding streams at glance
|Funding stream||Stream priorities||Funding level|
Community Airport Program
Rehabilitation and improvement of community-owned public-use airports
75% provincial contribution for eligible project costs
25% municipal contribution for eligible project costs
For runway extensions, the costs are shared:
Local Road Bridge Program
Rehabilitation and maintenance of bridges and bridge-sized culverts on municipal roads
75% provincial contribution for eligible costs
25% municipal contribution for eligible costs
Resource Road Program
Build or improve road infrastructure that supports industrial and economic growth
50% provincial contribution for eligible costs of up to a maximum of $3 million per project.
Municipalities are only eligible to receive one project approval every 2 years.
50% from municipal and private sector sources:
Local Municipal Initiatives
Local transportation infrastructure projects
The level of cost-sharing for provincial and municipal contributions varies based on the project.
Proposed projects are reviewed to ensure they meet program criteria. Projects are then rated on a provincewide, competitive basis and evaluated on:
- basic need
- impacts on the overall transportation network
- the current condition of the infrastructure
- total traffic volumes
- truck traffic volumes
- cost effectiveness and efficiency
- collaboration or partnership with industry or other municipalities or Metis Settlements
- economic, social, environmental or innovation benefits
- use of alternate sources to fund the project (federal or private investment)
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